WATCH: When Jorge Masvidal Produced the Craziest Knockout Ever in 5 Seconds

Published 03/19/2020, 4:40 PM EDT


Jorge Masvidal produced the fastest knockout in UFC history when he knocked out Ben Askren in July last year. The Welterweight bout between the duo featured inside the T-Mobile Arena before Jon Jones was to take on Thiago Santos at UFC 229.

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Hardly before anyone could finish a bite of their refreshment, Masvidal knocked Askren out. Hardly before anyone could imagine, the result was out which read: Jorge Masvidal beat Ben Askren via TKO at 00:05 of Round 1.

The nature of the fight was such that Masvidal would hardly ever forget that. Even if he does, people will not fail to remind him,

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“It’s tough not to watch at least once a week, the reason being somebody will tag me in it or repost it or do a new meme or a new highlight video to it,” he said six months after the fight.

“Or somebody will say, ‘Look at this again real quick’ and I’ll say ‘I’ve seen it a lot, man’. Fans come up to me and say this is my favourite fight of yours. Luckily it’s only five seconds.”

“It was a little bit surreal,” Masvidal added. “It wasn’t until I got to my hotel room and I was hanging out with a couple of friends over there, we were talking about fights when I was 12, 13, fights we were watching. Lord have mercy, all these guys, I beat them, I’ve got the record. I remember so and so having the record when I was a child. Now I got the record.”

Jorge Masvidal hints at a move to the lightweight division if worth it

Currently weighing in at 170 lbs, Masvidal is set for a potential fight against Kamaru Usman. After that, he might consider moving to the lightweight category to set himself up against the likes of Khabib Nurmagomedov..

Dropping down by 15-20 lbs will not be an easy job. But Masvidal believes that he is ready to make the change and beat anybody if he is rewarded well.

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“At 155 it’d be a little different. But that’s not to say that I couldn’t win and that I couldn’t make the weight. I would just have to be rewarded so m***********g handsomely for me to drop down to 155 and compete with anybody. I would love to do it,” he said

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