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UFC News: Jorge Masvidal gives his take on Ben Askren's retirement from MMA

Soumik Datta
Modified 21 Dec 2019, 01:12 IST

Jorge Masvidal and Ben Askren facing off prior to their fight
Jorge Masvidal and Ben Askren facing off prior to their fight

Currently, on the back of his historic BMF Title win at UFC 244, Jorge Masvidal recently sat down for an interview with Kevin Iole and during the conversation, 'Gamebred' discussed the recent retirement of Ben Askren.

Jorge Masvidal on Ben Askren's retirement

While speaking to Kevin Iole in a recent interview, Jorge Masvidal discussed the recent retirement of Ben Askren, as the former stated that 'Funky' definitely had a fan following of his that he brought over to the sport, following his work in the wrestling background and his stint with Bellator and ONE FC.

However, one thing that Masvidal didn't appreciate of Askren was the fact that he retired right after two losses in the UFC and instead of getting back on a high horse, the former ONE Welterweight Champion decided to call it a day. (H/T: MMA Mania)

“He brings in his own crowd, – he was a stand-out in wrestling, especially collegiate wrestling, so he did have a fan base. He did some things over at Bellator and on One FC. So he did have a crowd that he brought over with him to the sport, a different type of crowd. But what I don’t like is we’re fighters. We’re supposed to fight, man. You got two losses, it’s no big deal my brother. Get back on the high horse, get to work and figure it out, man.”
Published 30 Nov 2019, 17:01 IST
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