In the main card of UFC 239 last Sunday, 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. The knockout was probably the most devastating one of the year and also the fastest ever in the UFC.
That knockout shocked everybody including the former WWE wrestler and current Hollywood superstar The Rock, who took to Twitter and gave out his thoughts on that flying knee.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 11, 2019
“You know I did brother.” Dwayne Johnson replied to Jorge Masvidal when asked if he could smell the 3 piece. “You served em cold and violent – the necessary way. Big luv. #miami #AndNew”
Now suddenly with this knockout win, Jorge has put himself on the title contender list and has made it clear that he wants to fight UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman next, but also said that if it doesn’t come into fruition he would like to fight Conor McGregor.