Retired UFC superstar Jorge Masvidal joined Babcock on the “TMZ Sports” TV show(airs weekdays on FS1) this week to talk about the upcoming Gaethje-Poirier BMF fight (more on that shortly), when the conversation turned to Askren and a comment he made about wanting to avenge his 5-second loss to Gamebred.
“Ben Askren said he’d come out of retirement to fight me,” Masvidal said, adding … “Hey Ben, I’ll beat your ass with both hands behind my back!”
The BMF belt holder continued … “Ben’s so bad at boxing.”
The resurgence of the beef seemingly goes back to late 2022 when Askren said he’d only come out of retirement for a rematch with JM.
Of course, the men fought in one of the most infamous UFC fights ever — UFC 239 in July 2019 — when Jorge opened up with a flying knee that sent Ben to la la land, as the star wrestler was shooting for the takedown.
We asked Masvidal — what discipline? Boxing, MMA, something else?
“[Askren] wanted MMA, but for his sake, I’d do it boxing so I can’t knee him in the face. It’s illegal!”