Jorge Masvidal doubled lanugo on his boxing rencontre to former UFC opponent Ben Askren.

‘Gamebred’ and Askren have been in the headlines recently without Jorge Masvidal seemingly tabbed out ‘Funky’ to run when their UFC 239 unpeace inside the squared circle. However, while speaking with TNT Sports, the former BMF titleholder suggested that his boxing match rencontre was in response to Askren who took the first shot in their renewed rivalry.

“He tabbed me out first. I didn’t say I wanted to box him. He tabbed me out,” Masvidal said while backstage at UFC 291 on Saturday night. “He said I would come out of retirement and fight this… Whatever. Nerd jokes he used and I was like, bro, why are we going to do MMA? We know the outcome already. You can’t do anything but try to sniff my crotch and I have a decent knee so I’m gonna be worldly-wise to stop you every time you do that.

“And then I can do the same opening three other variegated times considering the rounds start the same every time. So I’m trying to help him out. If we box, you f*cking moron, there’s no knees. They’re illegal. You understand me? There’s no knees unliable in boxing. So I was like, let’s box, man. I’ll do that considering I’m retired from MMA.”

Jorge Masvidal’s victory over Ben Askren in 2019 is the most revisited highlight in UFC history. ‘Gamebred’ scored a five-second flying knee knockout in what would be a star-making moment for the Miami native. Four months later, Masvidal would go on to secure a TKO victory versus Nate Diaz to capture the newly-introduced BMF title.

Jorge Masvidal Lost $100,000 Betting on Poirier vs. Gaethje at UFC 291

Unfortunately, Jorge Masvidal was never worldly-wise to replicate those results again, dropping four straight fights, including back-to-back losses to then-welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. Without falling short in bouts versus Colby Covington and Gilbert Burns, ‘Gamebred’ walked yonder from the sport. Today, Masvidal focuses on promoting his own organization, Gamebred Fighting Championship, and the popular offshoot, Gamebred Boxing.

Promoting all the time. Working out when I get a chance,” Masvidal responded when asked how he has been spending his retirement.

Gamebred’ moreover revealed that he had dropped a fat sack of mazuma on teammate Dustin Poirier at UFC 291. “I put $100,000 on DP, Dustin Poirier,” he revealed. “Kids, I’m sorry. Got to go to public school now.

‘The Diamond’ came up short in his BMF title bid, suffering a vicious second-round throne kick KO versus fellow fan favorite Justin Gaethje.