Dana White Updates Ben Askren’s Health Following Record UFC 239 Loss • MMA News

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History was made when Jorge Masvidal satisfied Ben Askren in a vicious animosity match on the primary card of last night’s (Sat., July 6, 2019) UFC 239 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

After among the most trash talk-filled accumulations in current memory, ‘Funky’ was rather commemorated in the fastest UFC KO of all-time. ‘Gamebred’ came out smoking cigarettes with a monstrous flying knee (watch highlights here) at the opening bell. It nailed Askren as he aimed for a telegraphed takedown, knocking him out immediately. Follow-up shots soon followed, however Askren might have been performed in 2 seconds. The main time was 5 seconds.

White Updates Askren’s Health

Masvidal made a clear ‘Performance of the Night’ reward for his efforts last night. When it comes to Askren, he was completely knocked out in a worrying scene. He stayed exceptionally out of it for numerous minutes later. Askren was then accompanied out of the cage and taken in for medical screening. Speaking at the post-fight presser, UFC President Dana White upgraded Askren’s health:

“He’s good. All of his stuff came back negative, so he’s okay.”

White then remedied himself, keeping in mind that he wasn’t always “okay,” however was healthy:

“I’m sure he’s not okay, but he’s….yeah.”

White was asked if Askren was sensation “good enough,” to which he concurred:

“Yeah, exactly.”

After winning in questionable style over Robbie Lawler in his UFC launching at UFC 235 last March, Askren was looking to talk (and win) his method into a title shot by topping Masvidal. Rather, he suffered his first-ever blended martial arts loss and will decrease in UFC history as aresult


“Funky” will no doubt rebound and get another huge battle. It’s great to hear he did not suffer any major disorders in the amazing loss. It likewise shows the risk of his excessive design.

It just works as long as you keep winning.

Where does Ben Askren pursue his record-setting knockout loss in “Sin City?”


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