In an interview with MMA Fighting Ben Askren pointed out that he wants to bounce back quickly after the devasted loss against Masvidal:
“I think I can bounce back from the hat pretty quickly and hope that it happens.”
Askren also talked about a potential rematch against Masvidal, and was asked if he wants to avenge his loss:
“That would be really nice, again, we’ll see where the division goes and where I’ll be, but I hope so.”
After the interview got published Jorge answered to Ben and said:
“Get some wins and we can do it”
— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) October 14, 2019
In a few minutes Askren also answered to Masvidal’s tweet:
“I see you are appreciating me make you famous. You’re welcome sucka”
I see you are appreciating me make you famous. You’re welcome sucka https://t.co/5ccpuXEgnF
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) October 14, 2019
Bad blood with these two fighters started when Ben joined the UFC and started roasting almost everyone.
In Press-conference before the fight, Ben continued to trash talk and Jorge took it seriously.
That was the main reason Masvidal didn’t shake his hand and disrespected him after the KO.
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