Jorge Masvidal blasts Ben Askren for not giving a rematch to former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler.
Askren beat Lawler UFC 235 this month from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In round one, Askren locked in a bulldog choke and the referee steps in as he thinks he had Lawler out but Lawler claims to be awake and was. It was controversial to say the least.
Masvidal is slated to meet former title contender Darren Till in the headliner of UFC London. While speaking with MMA Junkie, the top contender made it known that Askren is wrong for not giving Lawler a rematch.
“As a man, as a fighter, having pride in what I do, I choke somebody out, or I think choke them out, but when I see the replay and see the guy put the thumbs up, in my head, I would say, ‘Man, I didn’t choke this guy out,’” he said. “And as a man, having pride, I would say, ‘Let’s do it again,’ especially after he f—ng decapitated me on the slam, busted up my face. ‘Let’s go it again,’ because I definitely didn’t choke you out. Because I’ve never seen nobody go to sleep like this. That’s the first.
“But that’s how much of a weasel and coward he is. No, no, I’m gone already. I wouldn’t dare repeat that route again. That just shows you his character. He’s a b-tch.”
UFC on ESPN + 5 (also known as UFC London) is set to take place on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at The O2 Arena in London, England.