‘Jorge gained no rounds’ – Ben Askren reveals why he is not a fan of Jorge Masvidal’s title rematch in opposition to Kamaru Usman


Ben Askren has revealed that he is not a fan of the UFC re-booking a struggle between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal. The previous UFC fighter identified that Masvidal misplaced the primary struggle 50-43 and gained zero rounds in opposition to Usman again at UFC 251.

Throughout an interview with Helen Yee, Ben Askren additionally admitted that he felt Colby Covington ought to’ve gotten a rematch in opposition to Usman, as an alternative of ‘Gamebred’. Askren added that Covington put up an unimaginable struggle in opposition to the reigning UFC welterweight champion and was 2-2 on the scorecards heading into the ultimate spherical.

“I did not like that reserving truly. I stated this additionally, I acquired numerous pushback and I used to be actually stunned, to me or to the scorecards, that was a 50-43 struggle, proper? Jorge gained no rounds, he gained zero, and he misplaced 10-8 of two of them. And, you had Colby vs. Usman, it was two-to-two going into the fifth spherical, Colby ended up getting knocked out however it was actually aggressive.”

Ben Askren additionally thinks that Covington beating Tyron Woodley after his loss to Usman might’ve performed a task within the matchmaking. Nonetheless, for somebody who is not the most important fan of ‘Chaos’, even Askren thinks {that a} rematch between Covington and Usman would’ve made extra sense at this stage.

“Colby has gained a struggle since then, Jorge has not proper? So it is like, clearly there may very well be some stuff behind the scenes that I am not seeing as a result of that is not my job, that’s stopping Colby from getting one other shot and effectively no person likes Colby. However even me who does not like him thinks that most likely would’ve made much more sense.”

Ben Askren left a long-lasting impression within the UFC’s welterweight division

Ben Askren competed within the UFC on simply three totally different events. His debut struggle in opposition to former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler resulted in a controversial win for ‘Funky’.

Nonetheless, it was Askren’s second struggle within the UFC that turned the tables fully – he was knocked out by Jorge Masvidal inside 5 seconds. The previous Bellator welterweight champion’s remaining struggle was a loss to Demian Maia.

Revealed 26 Mar 2021, 12:34 IST



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