Video Surfaces of Jorge Masvidal Practicing Flying Knee Ahead of History Making KO!

That. Was. Savage!

These were the exact three words going through this writer’s head after witnessing Jorge Masvidal snatch out Ben Askren’s soul with a flying knee knockout at UFC 239.

It was fast, it was brutal, and it was exactly as planned. That’s right, Mike Brown, former WEC featherweight champion and coach to Jorge Masvidal, claims the flying knee that crushed Ben Askren was all apart of the game plan.

Jorge Masvidal practiced that very same flying knee that would earn him the fastest knockout in UFC history.


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From a coaching perspective you would usually caution against such a bold and brazen tactic ahead of a fight many considered was for a number one contender position. It’s something that many, including this writer, would perceive as being reckless and foolhardy. But when you get results like Jorge Masvidal did at UFC 239 then you have question if conventional wisdom is always the best approach.

Fights are chaotic and this match proves exactly why. Ben Askren was the betting favorite heading into the match, many odds makers believing his wrestling would give him an edge. But as we all saw last Saturday night, betting odds don’t always tell the full story.

That flying knee sent Askren to Pluto and Jorge Masvidal didn’t break a sweat. When you practice something over and over again until it becomes second nature, you get the kind of results you saw at UFC 239. If Jorge Masvidal wasn’t already considered for the Welterweight title shot before, you sure as hell better bet that he is now.

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Jonathan Salmon
Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.