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Ben Askren Says He Wants Jorge Masvidal Rematch, Masvidal Shuts Him Down

Ben Askren Says He Wants Jorge Masvidal Rematch, Masvidal Shuts Him Down

In July Ben Askren suffered the quickest KO in UFC history but that hasn't stopped the loudmouthed welterweight asking for a rematch with the man who did it Jorge Masvidal.

It took Masvidal just five seconds officially to end the fight with Askren, and it arguably should have been quicker, with the former ONE Welterweight champion KO'd by a knee to the head but the referee taking a couple of seconds to wave it off.

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Despite that big loss Askren told MMA Fighting he's hoping for a rematch, saying, "What I said explicitly was I wanted to come back to see if I was the best in the world. In that five seconds, we didn't find that out. We found out Jorge has a fantastic knee and that I'm not invincible, but we didn't find much else out.

"I think I can bounce back from that pretty quickly and hope that it happens."

"That would be really nice. Again, we'll see where the division goes and where I'll be, but I hope so."

Masvidal responded on Twitter calling for his rival to 'get some wins,' with Askren then claiming that was his former opponent acknowledging that he'd made Masvidal 'famous.'

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Finally 'Gamebred' ended the conversation by asking someone to give Askren, whose only UFC win to date was the controversial submission of Robbie Lawler, a hug, because he never got the chance in their fight as it was over before the 'hugging' began.

Askren next fights Demian Maia in the main event of Fight Night 162 on October 26th and a week later will watch his previous opponent fight Nate Diaz at UFC 244.

That fight will be for the BMF title, which will be fought for one time only, to decide the 'Baddest Motherf*cker' in the sport and 'Funky' is on board with idea, saying, "Honestly, I think it works from a marketing angle. I don't love either one of the guys, but I think it definitely works from a marketing angle. They pitched it correctly, and I think it makes sense."

Will his unwanted record ever get beaten?

Topics: UFC 239, Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal, Ben Askren, BMF Title, UFC News, MMA News, welterweight, UFC 244, UFC

Ryan Sidle

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