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Jorge Masvidal on Ben Askren: It’s nothing personal for me, it’s just business

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In the main card of UFC 239, top welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal scored a brutal five-second knockout win over former Bellator and ONE championship welterweight champion Ben Askren at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

As the bell for the first round rang, Jorge Masvidal ran across the cage and smashed Askren with a stunning knee to the face which dropped him unconscious and then Jorge followed up with two punches to the face before referee Jason Herzog had to step in.

Jorge Masvidal on Ben Askren: It’s nothing personal for me, it’s just business - Masvidal

 

After Masvidal had already knocked out Askren, he followed up with taunts on the already unconscious Askren.

“There’s not too many people that I’ve disliked, I have over 50 pro fights, and he’s one of them,” Masvidal said at the evening’s post-fight press conference. “He talked about my manhood, talked about my culture, my ethnicity, where do we draw—Why do certain people get to do stuff online? So you can do anything, everything is cool before a fight, you’re allowed to do and say whatever you want… talking about people’s religions, wife, even kids, that’s cool? But after a fight I’m not allowed to showboat and rub it in your face so you and guys like you can see it and be like, ‘Maybe I don’t talk so much shit because when I cross one of these real motherf*ckers, they’re going to make me pay for it. They’re going to embarrass the shit out of me.’

“And it’s not over for Ben either. He still has to deal with me. If I see him at Whole Foods, I’m a still slap that dude up, ‘cause I don’t like him.”

“It wasn’t personal,” Masvidal said. “I just don’t like the dude, I knew how to get inside his head and that’s it. It’s nothing personal for me, it’s just business. I’m here to get these checks, get paid, and make sure that I put enough money away for my kids to go university, so that belt is what’s next. I’m glad I got to end that dude.” (H/T- MMA Fighting)

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