UFC welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal has wasted no time in making a statement at AEW. Leaked footage from the latest ‘Rampage’ show sees the BMF champ nail the six-time WWF/WWE Champion, Chris Jericho, with his trademark flying knee, queuing pantomime boos from the crowd.
The highlight of his UFC career, the flying knee is clearly a reproduction of ‘Gamebred’s’ five-second TKO stoppage of former ONE Championship and Bellator titleholder Ben Askren [19-2-0], at July 2019’s UFC 239 – a fight that broke the record for the fastest ever UFC knockout!
After a second failed UFC title challenge against Kamaru Usman at Jacksonville’s UFC 261 in April, pundits have speculated whether pro wrestling could now be a permanent fixture for the 36-year-old Masvidal.
Speaking at the post-show press conference, the CEO of All Elite Wrestling (AEW) Tony Khan offered his views on Masvidal’s character:
“Jorge comes ‘cause he loves wrestling. He likes having a good time. I think he likes me, I like Jorge a lot and it’s fun having him here. So, it’s really an honour to have Jorge Masvidal. I mean, Jorge is such a cool guy.
“I can’t tell you what a nice person he is, and he’s always really been good to me like not when we’re at shows but just around Florida and stuff. And it was a big deal for him to come here, and who knows?”
Would you like to see more of Jorge Masvidal in AEW? Or has he still got more to show in the UFC?
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