The former UFC Welterweight fighter Ben Askren is going to face the YouTuber, Jake Paul, in a boxing match on 17th April. The whole MMA fraternity is rooting for Ben Askren to win this one but his former rival Jorge Masvidal is completely against it.
The beef between Masvidal and Askren is known to all and it ended with a flying knee by Gamebred that resulted in the fastest knockout in the history of UFC. But looks like Masvidal is still carrying this beef.
First, he helped Jake Paul in training for the boxing match against Askren, and then he joined the press conference between Paul and Askren via video call. For both these acts, he has been criticized by UFC fans and fighters around the world.
In his support, Jorge Masvidal targeted Ben Askren with his tweet in which he says he was never a real fighter. Masvidal says, “The individual I buried does not represent MMA. He represents all the hardcore and casual crotch sniffers.”
Ben Askren never misses a chance to talk about Masvidal
The former One Championship and Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren also never misses a chance to talk about Jorge Masvidal. Recently when Masvidal was offered a rematch against Kamaru Usman, Askren said that Colby Covington deserved the rematch more than him.
And now when Masvidal again poked him and put a finger on his career he comments the stinging truth about their match that for sure must have hurt him. Askren says,
“I’ve refrained for 2 years, but let’s be real Jorge. You landed the luckiest knee of your life and I made you famous. You’re welcome. You got 50-43’d by Usman and will likely again next month. Beat it loser.”
Masvidal is now booked to face Kamaru Usman for a rematch at UFC 261 and Askren will be facing Jake Paul. It is going to be interesting to see who will pull off a win in these matches.