In a mouth-watering clash, Ben Askren vs Jorge Masvidal will fight at UFC 239 which will take place at the T-Mobile Arena on July 6, 2019. They both have also been involved in a verbal back and forth online.
Ben Askren who was recently traded by ONE won his UFC debut after beating former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler in a controversial fight. On the other hand, Jorge Masvidal is coming off of a devastating knockout victory over Darren Till at the O2 Arena in London. Masvidal KOed Till in the second round at the 3:05-second mark.
However, it looks like Masvidal isn’t very much pleased with Ben Askren as he said that he is growing to break Askren’s f****ng face. He also called him fake.
“If we train, and you come to American Top Team, and I tap you out twice, I’m not going to ever talk about that because that’s not my glory – that’s (expletive) training,” Masvidal said on the “JRE MMA Show” podcast . “I don’t give a (expletive) about that; I already forgot about that. There’s some people who violate that man-code of gym. He’s that type of pussy. He’s talking about that story. He came to American Top Team, and after I dumped him on his head he kept wrestling, he out scrambled me, and he beat me wrestling. Two-time national champion wrestler, and you’re proud of that? That just shows me his character. He’s not who he pretends to be.
“Then he talks so much online. I would respect him if he if he had held to his guns, but I saw him in London (last month before fighting Darren Till), and he goes, ‘Hey, man, I’m going to spare you. I’m not going to say nothing until after your fight.’ Ben, don’t do me no (expletive) favors, say whatever the (expletive) you want. He wished me luck. Like, why are you doing this, man? You’re not that person you pretend to be online. You’re a fake-ass (expletive), you’re selling something to the public that is not there obviously, and you’re a coward. And if people don’t believe me, tune in (to UFC 239) and I’ll show you how much of a coward he is.”
Jorge Masvidal also believes that Askren was gifted a victory in his fight against Robbie Lawler.
“He’s an attention whore like, ‘Look at me, look at me,’” Masvidal said. “I don’t even like his fighting style. I like a lot of wrestler’s fighting style because if that is what you do and you’re winning, good for you. But when your sole purpose is just to hug somebody’s leg as long as possible – and he didn’t win (the Lawler) fight in my eyes.”
“I’m going to break his (expletive) face, I’m going to break his (expletive) ribcage,” Masvidal said. “I don’t want to knock him out early. I want to torture that guy. If I can torture him for 14 minutes and 50 seconds before I stop him, that’s what I’ll do. I don’t like the dude. I met him a long time ago. He’s an (expletive) prick. There’s not too many people I genuinely dislike. He’s one of them.”
[Transcript courtest- MMAJunkie]