Jorge Masvidal left Daren Till’s home crowd open-mouthed after scoring a violent finish over the native of London in the main
Till displayed impressive performance during the fight’s buildup at The O2 Arena; keeping the returning fighter under his thumb in the first round to earn his home fans’ hope for the win.
However, Masvidal was able to pull the lever to an unforeseen three-punch combo that knocked the
Reacting to the brutal KO, Ben Askren is now coming out with palpable disappointment after the hype that he’s set up for a potential fight against Till was spoiled by his recent loss.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 16, 2019
submitted Till in the second round of their match to give him his first UFC defeat; ending his then-six-fight winning streak.
Now, ‘Funky’ Askren is airing his dismay over apparently losing his shot vs Till.
In October, the 34-year-old called out Till for his UFC debut saying: “Hey @darrentill2 you feel like going on a losing streak?”
Hey @darrentill2 you feel like going on a losing streak?
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) October 25, 2018
Now reacting to the result of UFC London, the former Bellator and ONE FC fighter tweeted:
“Kind of sad about Till, that was going to be a lot of fun. Masvidal just started a fight backstage with Leon Edwards so he doesn’t have to fight me next!”
Masvidal and Edwards did, in fact, ended in a backstage scuffle after the scary KO.
Askren has also reacted to a tweet quoting Kamaru Usman’s manager on wanting to give the next welterweight title shot to Masvidal after his recent win.
“Lololol his last win before Till was a January 2017. Ali you are a fool, if Marty doesn’t want to fight Colby [Covington] I would happily oblige.”
Kind of sad about Till, that was gonna be a lot of fun.
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) March 16, 2019
Lololol his last win before Till was a January 2017. Ali you are a fool, if Marty doesn’t want to fight Colby I would happily oblige. https://t.co/VjRb7EWesy
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) March 17, 2019
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