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Askren thinks he is better fighter than Masvidal despite KO loss: ‘He got one f-cking move on me’

Ben Askren thinks Jorge Masvidal got lucky at UFC 239.

UFC 239: Weigh-ins
Ben Askren is interviewed by Joe Rogan at the UFC 235 ceremonial weigh-ins on the eve of his welterweight fight against Jorge Masvidal.
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Ben Askren believes he is the superior fighter to Jorge Masvidal despite suffering an unforgettable knockout loss to ‘Gamebred’ at UFC 239.

Askren, who was KO’d with a jaw-dropping flying knee just five seconds into the opening round, claims ‘Gamebred’ would never be able to emulate that ‘one f-cking move’ in a rematch.

“He [Jorge Masvidal] got one f*cking move on me,” Ben Askren said during a recent appearance on the Lex Fridman podcast (h/t Sportskeeda). “It’s not that he beat me and if we do that again I think I win at that point in my life, for sure. I think I win way more times than I lose.“

“He knew that too, that’s why he didn’t sign the bout agreement and that’s why I had to taunt him and when he got so mad because I had to continue to taunt him in order to get him to sign”.

Askren didn’t do himself any favors when he got knocked out by YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul in their 2021 boxing match at Triller Fight Club. ‘Funky’, who is now retired, lost the fight via first-round KO.