Ben Askren had entered UFC 239 contest sporting a perfect professional record of 19-0, however, was handed the first loss of his career by Jorge Masvidal. Not only did Masvidal KO'd the 2008 Olympian but also recorded the fastest Ko in the UFC history ending the game in just 5 seconds.
‘Gamebred' dropped Askren down in the mat with a flying knee in just 3 seconds and landed 2 straight punches in his face before the referee could stop him.
— UFC (@ufc) July 7, 2019
“Cause he’s a bum. That dude was talking wild. I had to show him that there’s consequences sometimes. There’s some bad motherf—kers out there and you don’t want to wake them up. “You should have kept your mouth shut. I probably would have beat you up in the second round. You guys are welcome for ending that dude.”
Masvidal told UFC color commentator Joe Rogan after the fight.
Here are some of the MMA Fighters' reactions:
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) July 7, 2019
welp ?????? not everyone can be undefeated undisputed
— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) July 7, 2019
Wow! Just wow! I was really hoping to see more. Damn, that was scary, brutal, and a #1 contender worthy of a performance for Mr. 3Piece-N-Soda.#UFC239
— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) July 7, 2019
— The Mane Event™ (@EliasTheodorou) July 7, 2019
Karma is a bitch @Benaskren. You made fun and asked for the photo of my face post KO, your friend got slept by my brother and now you got slept in 5 seconds.
— Patricky Freire (@PatrickyPitbull) July 7, 2019
Mike brown and masvidal told me last night at dinner he was gonna Start this fight with a flying knee and showed me video on Mike's phone of him practicing
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) July 7, 2019
What did I just see!?!?? That boy meant he was coming out to sleep dude!!!!! @UFC thank you, thank you.
— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) July 7, 2019
Someone send me the photo of Ben Askren’s face after the KO https://t.co/EzJAPILK6d
— Patricio Freire (@PatricioPitbull) July 7, 2019
That was the best Ko of all time @GamebredFighter
— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) July 7, 2019