UFC 239 fight became historic last night when Jorge Masvidal set the UFC record for the fastest knockout in history when he annihilated Ben Askren with a flying knee to wrap up the fight in five seconds.
Masvidal, the UFC 4th ranked welterweight, ran across the Octagon and delivered the brutal flying knee to 5th ranked Askren, followed up with two punches to the face before referee Jason Herzog halted the fight.
Following the bout, During a post-match interview with Joe Rogan, Masvidal spits some fire against his fallen opponent:
“I really wanted to beat his a** for 14 minutes and 50 seconds, but it didn’t happen,” he said.
“You should’ve kept your mouth shut, I probably would have beat you in the second round.”
He added: “It was quick, he’s not a threat to me and my skill set. I don’t want to keep talking about the dude because I gave him what he deserved.
“I’m just not a fan of his at all, so I’m glad I did him like that. I’m glad I did him like that to show the world he doesn’t belong at this level.”
Askren posted on Twitter shortly after the fight, saying: “Well that sucked”
After the knockout, Masvidal jumped down on to the ring mocking Askren
When he was scrutinized for landing the blows on his opponent following the flying knee, Masvidal said: “They were super necessary, why were they not necessary? The referee hadn’t pulled me off.
“My job is to hit someone until the referee pulls me off. To those people I would say maybe don’t watch MMA, go back to soccer.”
Masvidal’s head coach Mike Brown released the footage on social media and it shows the exact same flying knee move that knocked out Ben Askren at UFC 239.
The fight set the record for the fastest Knockout in UFC history, the fight only lasting 5 seconds on the clock. This is one of those feats that will be almost impossible to beat.
Masvidal will no doubt have his eyes set on Kamaru Usman and his UFC welterweight championship.