Ben Askren Reacts to Jorge Masvidal’s Flying Knee Tattoo

Jorge Masvidal & Ben Askren

Getty Jorge Masvidal & Ben Askren

Saturday night’s UFC 272 main event fighter Jorge Masvidal recently showed off his new tattoo, and his one-time opponent isn’t a fan of it.

During the official weigh-in on Friday, March 4, 2022, “Gamebred” revealed new art on his left shoulder. It’s a silhouette of himself throwing a flying knee, which is the move he used to earn his most famous win.

In July 2019, Masvidal knocked out Ben Askren in only five seconds with a flying knee, which is the fastest KO in UFC history. Take a look at Masvidal’s tattoo below:

Jorge Masvidal

UFCJorge Masvidal weighing in on March 4, 2022.

Well, Askren chimed in on the tattoo. Taking to Twitter, “Funky” wrote: “What a stupid logo.”

Masvidal’s record-setting KO over Askren helped push Gamebred into superstardom, and it also landed him the “BMF” fight with Nate Diaz later in 2019.

Masvidal is set to clash with No. 1-ranked lightweight Colby Covington on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. After he weighed in, Gamebred shared a photo of himself on the scale, writing on Instagram: “Thank God and thank you photoshop for the abs. Shoutout to my boy for the dope tattoo work @jk_tattoos.”

It’s unclear at the time of this writing whether or not Masvidal’s tattoo is permanent.

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Masvidal Handed Askren His First Professional MMA Loss

When the two combatants met in 2019, Askren was poised to receive a welterweight title fight against Kamaru Usman. He was 19-0 (with one no contest), and was coming off a first-round submission victory over former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler in his promotional debut.

The result of the bout was shocking, to say the least, as fans had never seen Askren lose, especially via devastating KO. Askren would go on to lose to Demian Maia a few months later and retire from MMA. In 2021, “Funky” boxed Jake Paul and lost by first-round TKO.

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Masvidal Will Look to Snap a 2-Fight Losing Skid on Saturday Night

Gamebred will go to war with his bitter rival, Covington, during the UFC 272 main event on March 5, 2022. Masvidal will not only look to earn bragging rights over his foe, he’ll try and end his two-fight losing streak.

Masvidal fought Usman in back-to-back bouts after winning the “BMF” title in 2019, however he came up short both times. In July 2020 at UFC 251, Masvidal lost to “The Nigerian Nightmare” via unanimous decision. And in April 2021, Usman knocked out Masvidal at UFC 261.

Masvidal has said on several occasions that his goal is to work his way to another title fight and ultimately become a UFC champion. The fighter recently signed a new contract with the promotion that is seemingly one of the most lucrative contracts in UFC history.

“After months of negotiations with Hunter Campbell, we finally finished a contract that will ensure Jorge Masvidal will finish his career in the UFC,” Kawa said in a statement to MMA Fighting.

“His compensation in this contract was a massive commitment from the UFC, which allows Jorge to continue to be in the biggest fights possible.”

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