Jorge Masvidal Responds to ‘Lucky’ Comments by Ben Askren

Published 04/02/2021, 2:35 PM EDT


Jorge Masvidal clapped back on former foe Ben Askren on Twitter. The beef between the duo has reignited in the past few days.

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‘Funky’ took the first shot at Masvidal after almost 2 years after getting knocked out in 5 seconds by the latter. Masvidal has since responded and things have taken an interesting turn.

‘Funky’ claimed ‘Gamebred’ was lucky to land the flying knee on him and he made the latter famous. Masvidal took offense to those comments.

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He then went on to post footage of him practicing the shot ahead of their fight. The UFC’s BMF champion captioned it, “Hard work + preparation = Luck #andnew.”

Askren is currently training to make his boxing debut on April 17th against ‘The Problem Child’ Jake Paul. Paul has been seen training with Masvidal in his preparation.

Also, the YouTube star Facetimed ‘Gamebred’ during his Trilla press conference with Askren. ‘Funky’ also claimed previously that Colby Covington deserved a shot at the title more than Masvidal getting it for a second time.

Can Jorge Masvidal finally become a UFC champion at UFC 261?

Masvidal is currently preparing for his rematch against Kamaru Usman at UFC 261. The duo previously fought at UFC 251 as ‘Gamebred’ stepped up on a 6 days’ notice to fight ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’.

Usman won a lopsided decision to retain the championship and has defended his belt against Gilbert Burns at UFC 258 since.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: (R-L) Jorge Masvidal punches Kamaru Usman of Nigeria in their UFC welterweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Masvidal hasn’t competed since his UFC 251 outing on Fight Island. But he has the chance to finally realize his dream of becoming a UFC champion next month.

UFC 261 will have two other title fights on the card. What’s more, the crowd will be back in the arena for the first time since the lockdown started in 2020 in the United States.

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Can Masvidal become a UFC champion at UFC 261? What did you make of his recent tweet?

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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