See Jorge Masvidal train flying knee – before KO’ing Ben Askren same way
While UFC 239 was a stellar event with many exciting finishes, Jorge Masvidal without a doubt stole the show. Facing off against bitter rival Ben Askren in a grudge match, the two were set on a collision coarse with title implications for the winner. Masvidal needed just five seconds to land a flying knee and finish Askren in brutal fashion – setting a new UFC record for fastest finish.
It might seem like a combination of luck and timing, but the flying knee attack was something very particularly planned for this bout.
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“A part of me just wanted to throw it out there so he knew: If you do shoot like an idiot like you only know how too, your head is going to get clipped,” Masvidal said at the post fight press conference. “He took the bait. I put my hands behind my back, he probably through we were going to (expletive) patty-cake it up, but he walked right into it.”
Footage also emerged, courtesy of coach Mike Brown, showing Masvidal drilling the flying knee just 48 hours before the fight.
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Practice makes perfect. Here’s Jorge Masvidal, 48 hours before UFC 239, drilling the same flying knee attack he would use to knock out Ben Askren and set the new record for fastest finish in the UFC. ? @mikebrownmma . . . #training #mma #ufc #ufc239 #mikebrown #jorgemasvidal #knockout
Despite teh fight being over and clearly won by Masvidal, his still retains disdain for his former opponent.
“It’s not over for Ben, either,” he said. “He still has to deal with me. If I see him at Whole Foods, I’m going to still slap that dude up, because I don’t like him.”
As of now it’s not certain weather Masvidal will get a title shot, or end up facing friend and team mate Colby Covington for a number one contender spot. Stay tuned to MMAnytt for updates on all things MMA and combat sports.
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