Ben Askren looks back at KO loss vs. Jorge Masvidal | Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show

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Ben Askren joins Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show to look back at his knockout loss to Jorge Masvidal at UFC 239 in Las Vegas. Askren says he doesn’t have memory of the knockout, but has watched it. Askren believes he would’ve earned a title shot with a win, but doesn’t think that Masvidal will get one vs. Kamaru Usman despite the flying knee knockout.
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Jul 8, 2019




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mikeyb byekim
mikeyb byekim 23 hours ago
we didnt even get to see any actual fight between the 2 of them. I'd like to see a rematch with an actual fight in there; and with that concluding in a KO, I will def give Masvidal props as would be deserved, but not like this kind of lucky KO. Sorry, just cant do it errr give it, not like that. fastest KO in ufc history, sure, but it was luck and coincidence together. ya ok he meant to start with a flying knee, but the fact that Askren was going for the legs and take down is what made it so gnarly and vicious. I fukin laothe when guys act like that was what they intended to do bc its not. I cant believe everyone shitting their pants over a lucky fluke KO, and now this total champ of a chump gets to have legendary status in the record books bc Askren coincidently went for legs at same time this douche did a flying knee. ughh makes me lightheaded. I bet he doesnt want to give Askren a rematch bc he knows it will not go down the same way.
Eli B
Eli B Day ago
He reminds me of Chael so much.
Hannah Leigh
Hannah Leigh Day ago
Wow this dude is pretty cool! So many fighters are ungrateful, and won't admit to certain things but he's pretty cool!
Eddie Bobby
Eddie Bobby 3 days ago
These comments are fuckin epic
S-T Connection
S-T Connection 4 days ago
Most humble defeated fighter EVER!!
"Landing a knee like him takes a lot of skill...i would'nt be able to do it." Ben Askren
eazi cash
eazi cash 5 days ago
Lol these comments about class.. no he got humbled
Viper 5 days ago
He like eh I lost but I got a bunch of money for it
Sami Alfred Tuncer
Did you suffer concussion? LOL
alp cengiz
alp cengiz 7 days ago
He will have brain damage
Grimescene City
Grimescene City 10 days ago
Floyd Mayweather got screwed over at the 1996 Olympics losing, getting a bronze medal. He turned pro that same year and retired in 2015 undefeated.
Lee Baker
Lee Baker 10 days ago
Ha he says he was ready for knees,🥊🥊🥊🤯💤🤕💯
Daniel Embry
Daniel Embry 11 days ago
Dudes still a total douche bag, he's just trying to save face.
Andre Wong
Andre Wong 15 days ago
Shane Ellis
Shane Ellis 15 days ago
Congratulations on the record Ben. You deserve it
ojicreewarcry 17 days ago
Askren got his mouth shut real nice....I slept great since but not a good a askren was sleeping on the UFC mat. Humble pie for your big mouth. Sure he has nightmares now. That goof deserves it, love to see it happen again soon.
Cris Elba
Cris Elba 20 days ago
Edifice NJ
Edifice NJ 21 day ago
He keeps popping aspirin, thats not a breath mint
Mado Mad
Mado Mad 21 day ago
I hate this dude for no reason
jamal adam
jamal adam 22 days ago
Had to skip the vid after 5 seconds , sorry
anothony peterson
anothony peterson 22 days ago
Even though I think his win against Lawler was legit-the punishment he took against him and Masvidal makes you wanna say'welcome to the UFC ,Ben!'
anothony peterson
anothony peterson 22 days ago
At least Ben did better in the workout against Masvidal-but like Jorge said'he would never brag it to anyone-that wouldn't be his moment'.Masvidal knew that it was only a wrestling workout-and it was 11 yrs ago!Ben had a lot of egg on his face-he said Jorge was scared of him-no one believed Ben!
anothony peterson
anothony peterson 22 days ago
I don't dislike Ben-but we all know he's scared of some rematches-Lawler,Masvidal-u guys get my drift? If Masvidal offered him a rematch,I doubt Ben would take it.
THE CRABCLAW 24 days ago
Aaron Filip
Aaron Filip 24 days ago
He should grow his beard .
Kreepo Res
Kreepo Res 26 days ago
Thats a sport acceptance!
Henry Cole & Villa Locura
clown at its best
hemanth kumar
hemanth kumar 28 days ago
Jamie LeBlanc
Jamie LeBlanc 28 days ago
Didnt like Ben, but this is about as classy as you can be following that kind of loss. Mad props!
Life Honer
Life Honer 29 days ago
210k is peanuts!!!!!!!!! That’s minimum wage in UFC......PEANUTS!
Ricon Vih
Ricon Vih Month ago
What happens with Ben when he loses by armbar to Maia? Like realistically what is his next option?
Ricon Vih
Ricon Vih 29 days ago
OG Kennedy I didn’t say he’ll stop the takedown lol he’ll welcome it and I bet you 10,000 he submits Ben with an armbar. Ben is nothing like he used to be
OG Kennedy
OG Kennedy 29 days ago
@Ricon Vih you think hes gunna stop the takedown you dont know what you're talking about trust me .I'll bet you 5,000 no matter what askren wins
Ricon Vih
Ricon Vih 29 days ago
OG Kennedy & Ben is nowhere near Maia in striking
OG Kennedy
OG Kennedy 29 days ago
Guaranteed mia is no where near ben on the ground you'll see
emir dzapo
emir dzapo Month ago
man he really has a face for hitting
7:28 both guys telling you to keep your chin up 😂😂😂 💀
j. allday
j. allday Month ago
Ben shouldn't feel a bit bad Jorge got double digit loss record bruhhh
YEa Right
YEa Right Month ago
Imagine if it was McGregor, instead of Ben🤪
Reality g
Reality g Month ago
He was knocked out from the very first shot
J Kashmir
J Kashmir Month ago
Thought he was the best in the ufc . Becomes the fastest knockout in the ufc
Outgarth Loki
Outgarth Loki Month ago
Charlie Zelenoff would have lasted longer in a fight with Jorge, than this schmuck.
Outgarth Loki
Outgarth Loki Month ago
@Eamon Shields Yes, I have spared boxing and wrestling. There is a saying I learned in boxing "you got to set the table before you eat your dinner." So instead of just throwing a straight right (or left if southpaw) one should use jabs upstairs and downstairs and when your opponent thinks a jab is coming you give him your Sunday punch. Ben, in a very amateurish way just rushed straight into a very experienced fighter without setting the table. Jorge, even said in his post fight press that Ben, was a crotch sniffer. Jorge's camp knew this and practiced that knee. Ben should have known he wasn't fighting a cab driver and should have had a game plan that reflected that reality.
Eamon Shields
Eamon Shields Month ago
@Outgarth Loki I understand what your saying but its INCREDIBLY difficult to see a flying knee coming. Have you ever spared before ?
Outgarth Loki
Outgarth Loki Month ago
@Eamon Shields As I see it the knee did not come from "nowhere." It cam from directly in front of Ben, which he freely and amateurishly ran directly into with no feints, or setup or any sort. As to your opinion of what could have transpired had Ben, not been so amateurish is debatable. What isn't debatable is that Ben, was flattened in record time and had to be scrapped off of the canvas with a spatula.
Eamon Shields
Eamon Shields Month ago
Outgarth Loki he got hit with a flying knee that came out of nowhere. Not saying Jorge was lucky, but he would have put up a good fight had Jorge not landed the knee
Nina Month ago
Speaking in Ben's defense, he took two shots from Masvidal and didn't even flinch. That's something.
Sam Bakos
Sam Bakos 9 days ago
crackin' guy agreed, respect....but dude....get a day job.
Lera Batcy7u
Lera Batcy7u Month ago
Man I swear i thought he was DEAD
Pawn City
Pawn City Month ago
now a new fan to ben after this interview
Pual Cruz
Pual Cruz Month ago
Legend has it that everytime Ben listens to the Scarface theme song he goes into convulsions.😵😵😵 😂🤣😂🤣
Justin Jones
Justin Jones Month ago
We notice how Bum Askren is not boasting of his greatness anymore
penguins can fly
Damn he did put him in the hospital. For so.e reason I wanna see McGregor get out boxed by masvidal
Hans Moleman
Hans Moleman 25 days ago
lol a lot of guys end up in hospitals this is mma
rcmelton0615 Month ago
If masvidal went down to 155 mcgregor would curbstomp him in a boxing match.
the good dana white brian frumps
Looks like that disfigured kid in the cher movie mask
Javier Salazar
Javier Salazar Month ago
Ben Askren just annoys the shit out of me I’m glad he took a nap that fight.
E Edwards
E Edwards Month ago
If he doesn't ever want a rematch, why even continue?
Rico Ladronn
Rico Ladronn Month ago
E Edwards I’m sure he’d take the rematch. He’s saying he’s not going to get it because he got knocked out in 5 seconds
Jonni Month ago
was only 26 minutes long but it felt like an hour. big props to Ben for owning it unlike Rhonda.
Santos Jerez
Santos Jerez Month ago
Most enjoyable KO in the History of all Combat sports just a treat he has the most annoying face ever just a target to punch over and over ....in this case Knee over and over and over ...
Akizzy Month ago
Fuck u Ariel helwani u fucking loser
Panzerkampfwagen 1
Ariel Helwani: “Did you hear Masvidals post fight comments about you?” “No, I didn’t care to hear that” “Ok, well, this is what he said”
Big Boy
Big Boy Month ago
*Imagine getting KOd in 5 seconds in front of your wife😂😂😂😂*
Diggensagg Month ago
Before that, imagine having the balls to step into an Octagon yourself.
Ashley Quintanar
Ben Askren the type of guy to laugh at his own "jokes"
sneec hamo
sneec hamo Month ago
I fucking hate when people eat and talk at same time...paused... got some fried chicken coleslaw with some white rice on the side and a drink ok now we can proceed😎
strictly_4_fun gaming
That knockout humbled his goofy ass
saurabhnow Month ago
Jorge Masvidal is an excellent fighter and deserves all the success - especially given his background, and how long he's been in the fight game - I saw early street fighting videos of his from Kimbo Slice's backyard. So anyone that comes from a humble beginning and makes it big has my support. But he has a dismissive anger about him that's a little off-putting though - which is kind of typical for guys from rough circumstances. This weird, toxic street attitude about "respect" and "being cool". These guys don't need to like each other, but the weird hatred he has for Ben - talking about how he wanted to break his face, end him, and send him to the hospital in a helicopter ... it's just weird to me, and makes me like him a lot less. Ben Askren, on the other hand, seems like a really well adjusted, happy, fun guy who just wants to have a good time, do a little fun trash talking, and give a good performance. He's obviously taking what should be a humiliating defeat really, really well - a great example to his kids and fans everywhere. We never really got to see a real fight. I wouldn't say it was a lucky knee, because it was practiced and executed perfectly and was awesome ... but it was still kind of a freak occurrence that almost never happens, and it prevented us from seeing a real competition. I still don't know who the better fighter is - and no, the knee knockout didn't prove much of anything. I definitely want a rematch between these two.
Carlos Salenas
Carlos Salenas Month ago
Moral of the beat down Is DON'T BE A DICK DICK!!!!!
Nhamong Her
Nhamong Her Month ago
Fact: no one worried about you after talking all that shit
Rafy El artesano
este esta nokiao todabia y en español kajaja
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