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American fighter mixed martial (MMA) Jorge Masvidal responded to criticism for denying compatriot Ben Askren, whom he knocked out in the tournament ultimate fighting championship (UFC) on July 6. He shared his opinion on air show Ariel Helvani on the YouTube channel of ESPN’s MMA.
“I’m not as talented as Valentina Shevchenko (the fighter from Kyrgyzstan and the champion of UFC in the easiest weight — approx. “Of the tape.ru”). Consider me stupid dog — attack, while I will not stop,” said Masvidal.
In the same broadcast Askren gave credit to the opponents, noting that that was a perfect shot. In addition, the American said he did not remember what is happening in the octagon after being hit in the head.
The UFC 239 Masvidal knocked out Askren’s knee jump in five seconds. After an unconscious opponent was on the floor, the American managed to inflict several blows to his head, then the referee stopped the fight. The knockout was the fastest in UFC history. After the victory of Masvidal criticized for optional finishing moves.
The victory was the 33rd in his career to Masvidal. American conceded 13 times. Askren suffered the first defeat of his career with 19 victories.
Video, photo All from Russia.