Ben Askren looks back at KO loss vs. Jorge Masvidal | Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show

  • Published on Jul 8, 2019
  • Ben Askren joins Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show to look back at his knockout loss to Jorge Masvidal at UFC 239 in Las Vegas. Askren says he doesn’t have memory of the knockout, but has watched it. Askren believes he would’ve earned a title shot with a win, but doesn’t think that Masvidal will get one vs. Kamaru Usman despite the flying knee knockout.
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  • Rubal Sabiri
    Rubal Sabiri 19 hours ago

    Askren is actually a lot more nicer guy than Masvidal.
    Did not talk trash at all, No personal comments about his family and nothing like that. Just his confidence was oozing rather it was more of a fault of Jorge for nothing Showing up more than a couple of times.
    Masvidal did what he prepared for and deserves a lot of appreciation for it but also got alot lucky for to get the fastest KO ever right at the start against an undefeated phenom.
    Pin em in the cage again Askren will smoke him every single time.
    u don't believe me, Can't blame u as its all heat of the moment and sheeps are actually believing In the hype of Jorge.
    Askren is a legend and such as he will be remembered for the ages to come and he will show exactly why in the future not too far.
    Lol bums are who follow and appreciate a guy like Jorge.
    Its a matter of time before Leon or Askren himself kills the hype.

  • Matty Z
    Matty Z Day ago +1

    26 minutes for a 5 second fight? thats funny

  • Maciej
    Maciej Day ago

    Honestly I can see through Ben. He's hurt and bitter. I think he purposely ate something during the video to seem casual and like he doesn't care, it's an old trick. The whole video he's trying to take away from Masvidal and glorifying his own loss and the fact that people are perceiving this as sportsmanship is funny. I think flying knee or not the result would be the same. He didn't beat robbie lawler. I would have liked to see them actually fight not a fake submission. Like Masvidal said, "he's not funny" "he's a scrub" His trash talk is weak and his delivery takes forever. It's like listening to that dorky kid in class who loves the sound of his own voice yet isn't funny at all. Lastly he's never beat an actual contender all those guys he beat nobody has ever heard of. Whoever he fights next..the result will be the same. If he really wanted to show some sportsmanship in his loss he would do what he should and that's finally shut the fuck up.

  • Poopdawg
    Poopdawg Day ago

    Ben's humility has won me back as a fan. Especially admitting he deserved the negativity due to his past history of taunting others.
    I wish he'd do some boxing and put on a bit of muscle, ..but hey..

  • A h
    A h Day ago

    Hore-hay mast-evil -all needed a trick to win

  • Ben King
    Ben King Day ago

    Spouted a lot of mouth shit, then got sparked out

  • b0 zo
    b0 zo Day ago

    askren is kool headed fighter, i believe you can get that fool later on.

  • Jonathan Booth
    Jonathan Booth Day ago

    My opinion changed on Ben, he really handled himself well and also he got what he deserved so I'm satisfied 😉

  • Pandora's Steak House

    I was a fan before but even more so now! Ben "Class" Askren!

  • Fabian Muschalik

    Still hasn't been back to wholefoods.

  • Brent Veal
    Brent Veal Day ago

    Man Ben is a very intelligent man.I definantly have a lot of respect for him after watching this interview.I hate that it went down like that for him but he will bounce back.Godbless you Ben,dont let this one fight keep you down,you have an amazing perspective on failure and that let's me know you will be back on top in no time.You got yourself a new fan.Godbless!!

  • Marcus Henderson
    Marcus Henderson 2 days ago

    That flying knee knocked the douche out the bag

  • Larry WeyenbergJr
    Larry WeyenbergJr 2 days ago


  • Dakota Lowe
    Dakota Lowe 2 days ago

    Ben askren is a class act! Love this dude. I hate that he got KOd so quick but shit happens and Jorge knew that shoot was coming and made a good move!

  • Tropical Terrarium
    Tropical Terrarium 2 days ago +1

    Every Masvidal video everyone is dissing Askren, I know it is the same fake fans giving him props in the Askren videos.

  • dreamisolympia88
    dreamisolympia88 2 days ago +1

    Honestly if they ran it back, I give it to ben. If he gets ahold of him even once its over

  • Old Ironsides
    Old Ironsides 2 days ago

    I’ve had the
    Pleasure of beating up Jorge and banging his old man. So I have a lot of respect for Ben

  • adaptiveagile
    adaptiveagile 2 days ago +3

    Ben's a good guy IMHO. Honest, funny, and surprisingly humble in defeat.

  • funky juggles
    funky juggles 2 days ago

    His confirmation bias tell him he didnt do anything wrong because it always worked before duh

  • Steven fig
    Steven fig 2 days ago

    This wack why not interview the winner Jorge just more kissing ass by the ufc

  • Pengochan
    Pengochan 2 days ago +1

    "How do you feel?"

  • johnnydangandco
    johnnydangandco 2 days ago

    #IceTrayThe Gang

  • galkanftw
    galkanftw 3 days ago

    Well first of all "confirmation bias" should not come into play.He SHOULD be adjusting to every single fighter and have some predictions and CHANGE his approach.It is way too SIMPLE to simply worked 19 other times.How often do fighters come outwith flying knees,very seldom but i feel every fighter should spend a minute in a feeling out process and not commit to anything.A perfect example is that fight,if Jorge misses,Ben may have very well got on top way sooner than expected so it was a risky move by Jorge.

  • European Reporter
    European Reporter 3 days ago

    Mhh, no real other sign of life from Ben. ¿Is this Video a Deepfake to cover the incident?

  • Himesh Hewawasam
    Himesh Hewawasam 3 days ago +1

    My question is.. why does Askren have a Shure SM7b at his house?

  • CleverTaco
    CleverTaco 3 days ago

    Much respect for the humbleness and honesty. Still glad he got knocked out lol but definitely have respect I didnt have earlier for Askren.

  • 007 T-5
    007 T-5 3 days ago

    $210,000 & he doesn't remember how he made it! My opinion of him has changed a little bit. He can still be a cock! I don't like arrogance!

  • Joshua Beldad
    Joshua Beldad 3 days ago +12

    On how Ben Askren handled this super tough and heart breaking loss, you gotta love him. Much respect from this dude.

    • Fali Akuna
      Fali Akuna 10 hours ago

      @Juanita Stew Aren't you a bit too hard on him? He's a good fighter and that's a fact. He's just probably not a top 10 UFC fighter but I'm sure he would have done well a bit lower , fighting top 20 UFC fighters or something. However he did not want that. He's on the end of his career and doesn't have the time to start climbing up the stairs starting too low... so he smart talked his way higher where he ended up getting his wings burned.

    • Juanita Stew
      Juanita Stew 2 days ago +1

      You got to love someone who makes a mockery of MMA.
      His first fight was more embarrassing than this fight.
      there's a reason why he handles it so well he's the only person to know good and well that he NEVER belonged in the UFC

  • Joshua Beldad
    Joshua Beldad 3 days ago +1

    First time to see his side of things, and I gotta say, this loss made us see this nice guy behind those ignorant/trash talking fighter that he was.

  • no b ess
    no b ess 3 days ago

    Glad he lost

  • warlock9445
    warlock9445 3 days ago

    I find it funny how some fighters are cocky before a fight and once they go through a loss they all act all humble and righteous and the fans go all crazy saying how much they respect the fighter who was cocky and disrespectful in the first place

    • MASHT -
      MASHT - 3 days ago

      Yeah I would agree with you if this was a normal loss. But this loss, man, it is extremely humiliating not anyone can show up and talk about his mistakes especially when you get knocked out within 3 seconds. He said some stupid shit but he does admit it so this means he has changed alot but we will see only in the future if this is true.

  • Young GreatOne
    Young GreatOne 3 days ago +1


  • buritofromhell
    buritofromhell 3 days ago

    What an arrogant fuck.

  • tha 1 an only ko artist

    Robbie almost took ur SOUL how have u never been hit hard I will determine that is a lie...

  • tha 1 an only ko artist

    Yep Askren is still a DICK... I'm glad Street Jesus took him 2 church...

  • Kwame G
    Kwame G 3 days ago

    this guy makes loosing sound good

  • Alex Mc
    Alex Mc 3 days ago +2

    "He got some serious air time on it" haha respect

  • Chris McRoy
    Chris McRoy 3 days ago

    It almost looks fake the way he bent down to trap his legs...he was looking at the floor the whole time and ran head first right into a Cuban Jesus with a knee running even faster.....

    • Marciano Parafina
      Marciano Parafina Day ago

      Chris McRoy you know, I thought the same thing... the knee diddnt even look like it hit his head.

  • Chris McRoy
    Chris McRoy 3 days ago +2

    Ariel.....really? "Do you regret your decision to go low?". That's inferred like a muthafucka...

  • Mustseenow!!!
    Mustseenow!!! 3 days ago

    Ben needs to pull a Twister in his next fight and everone will be talking about his Twister instead

  • Mikey Human
    Mikey Human 4 days ago

    "No jorge is still a deuche bag"

  • DeeJ Deckard
    DeeJ Deckard 4 days ago

    Both of them look like jon bernthal at different stages in life

  • Mario Huerta
    Mario Huerta 4 days ago

    I don't like him but with that he won some respect

  • [Cold Steel Builds]
    [Cold Steel Builds] 4 days ago

    Ben, you got your fucking face smashed in, simple as that.

  • Treg Loyden
    Treg Loyden 4 days ago

    So likeable he should be in movies...

  • tim lee
    tim lee 4 days ago

    he's smart, funny, cool & honest..
    that flying knee was bad ass though lol
    i like both fighters btw..

    • James Peterson
      James Peterson 3 days ago

      tim lee idk about funny dudes corny as hell..

  • D Deen
    D Deen 4 days ago

    He'll lose his next fight too.

  • Harry ABB
    Harry ABB 4 days ago +1

    Lets be fair, Masvidal pulled of a trick, a peek a boo. Rematch would mean an actual fight which Ben would win, yes would be boring grappling etc but Ben would win

    • Harry ABB
      Harry ABB 3 days ago

      @Colorationz Well it is a matter if opinion, that is the point. Masvidal admitted he tricked Askren by holding his hands behind his back acting casual etc then on the bell just running into him with a flying knee. If that does not happened in a rematch it would not of course then i do not see how masvidal beats askren as he does not have a great ground game he would punch he he would beat up askren somewhat but at some point askren would take him down tire him and submit him or choke him or simply outpoint him. This is MMA not a back yard fight

    • Colorationz
      Colorationz 3 days ago

      @Harry ABB I dont buy into arguments that just because a fight ended quickly it was a fluke. If Masvidal caught him with a flying knee at the beginning of the 3rd round would it still be a peek a boo? It would have been fun for it to go on for longer but I don't think you can just say it that Masvidal pulled off a nice trick and its inevitable he would lose the rematch if it dragged into the later rounds.

    • Harry ABB
      Harry ABB 3 days ago

      @Colorationz Are you kidding me! Read my post again

    • Colorationz
      Colorationz 4 days ago

      Just like he won this one?

  • Chris Cummins
    Chris Cummins 4 days ago

    This video is one of the most watched videos of Ariel Helwani's MMA show. In one week over 2.2 million views and over 20,000 comments. It's obvious that Askren is one of biggest draws in the UFC today.

    • James Peterson
      James Peterson 3 days ago

      Chris Cummins or everybody was happy to see him get knocked out he’s acting all tough but you can see it in his eyes this loss hurts..

  • Paul Arlukiewicz
    Paul Arlukiewicz 4 days ago

    Gay arab

  • Air Plane
    Air Plane 4 days ago

    Can't believe he liked his own Twitter feed 120k times

  • Julian foolian
    Julian foolian 4 days ago

    Bro got SMACKED, fuckin pussy lol

  • anthony perkins
    anthony perkins 4 days ago

    He got $210,000 for that fastest knockout in UFC history? WOW, I know he isn't complaining at all, He got paid to loose.

  • jason smith
    jason smith 4 days ago

    Brave front but trust me he's dying inside off camera.

  • Brandon Jeffries
    Brandon Jeffries 4 days ago

    Masvidal turning fighters humble

  • MaxaMillion3227
    MaxaMillion3227 4 days ago +7

    Love his message to the parents about letting kids experience struggle and heartache, it definitely builds your character. Respect to you Ben!

  • ian adesanya
    ian adesanya 4 days ago

    2.2 mil views in a week compared to all the other 50k-300k view videos

  • Almighty Warkloud
    Almighty Warkloud 5 days ago

    Moral of the story: Dont be talking shit to a real mofo!!! #GOODNIGHT BEN

  • Z W
    Z W 5 days ago

    Lol i like this guy

  • bp
    bp 5 days ago

    He is living in his own world!

  • miamimagicians magician miami

    Great guy... love to see him comeback

  • Joonas Pollanen
    Joonas Pollanen 5 days ago

    Espn how about fuck you fot the ads

  • jamil quinto
    jamil quinto 5 days ago

    Most people didn't know this, but Askren donated a portion of his prize money to charity (opponent missed weight)

  • rhoye yumol
    rhoye yumol 5 days ago +1

    Very disrespectful, interview while eating c’mon guys, he just wants to show that he doesn’t care you at all 😁🤣 nah! Reverse psychology of showing you that he is not affected haha but deep inside you can see in his eyes his sorrow 🤙🏽

  • Chez Upkins
    Chez Upkins 5 days ago

    Didnt care for Ben that much but after this interview I'm a fan now. He absolutely handled this interview well, big ups to you my brotha

  • Danny Anderson
    Danny Anderson 5 days ago

    Damn everyone happy he got knocked out 🤔🤔🤔🤔

  • J C
    J C 5 days ago

    “Super Necessary” - Masvidel

  • nishant7780
    nishant7780 5 days ago

    well he has heart, for sure.

  • Tommy Vise
    Tommy Vise 5 days ago

    In one interview this man went from the most humiliating loss in UFC history to being one of the most admired fighters of all time!

  • r Negoro
    r Negoro 5 days ago

    He should have sidestepped, but he is too conditioned to duck and takedown which is weak against knees. There are two aspects of mma you must master : ground and low kicks and knees.

  • Saga Manic
    Saga Manic 5 days ago

    Before this interview, I did not like this guy. Now, I want him to run for President. My lord, here are your sunglasses...

  • Makhulu Mapogo
    Makhulu Mapogo 5 days ago

    Ariel is known to be a very emotional man
    Watch your words with him or you will make him cry

  • Life messer upper
    Life messer upper 5 days ago

    What choice did he have but to be humble. He made a couple of decent points though. I think he missed Jorje’s point about how the trash talking motivated him. I’m sure what he means is the trash talking made him want to hurt and brutally punish Ben and take pleasure in doing so. Ben was completely correct about the title shot. For Dana to not come in the cage after that performance and immediately say “Jorge, you’ve got the title shot” basically says “don’t hold your breath buddy. you do not have the title shot.”

  • Emmie Gemmie
    Emmie Gemmie 5 days ago


  • Leon Travers
    Leon Travers 5 days ago

    What a sound chap. Quality.

  • Jamie Yyggtt&dz
    Jamie Yyggtt&dz 5 days ago

    5 seconds Ben? Actually 2, your mind still scrambled 😜

  • julio luna
    julio luna 5 days ago

    Serious air time on the flying knee?....😂😂😂.

  • Xavier Hall
    Xavier Hall 5 days ago +1

    How is he going to say he's never been rocked or hurt. Jorge or Robby give him amnesia?

  • Jordan Conde
    Jordan Conde 5 days ago

    "Hey dana is that the best u got?"
    Ben vs RDA next?

  • Michael Nishimura
    Michael Nishimura 6 days ago

    From the comments it looks like he took a dub. Humility isn't easy.

  • Belly Flop
    Belly Flop 6 days ago

    Ariel is not very fun.

  • iKingRoman
    iKingRoman 6 days ago

    Please check out myjorge masvidal all knockouts compilation

  • Nick Diaz
    Nick Diaz 6 days ago

    Ben cant fight. Boom Roasted!

  • Joseph Garcia
    Joseph Garcia 6 days ago

    alotta these “new fans” sound like bots

  • erfansvideos
    erfansvideos 6 days ago +3

    A true champ accepts a lose a moves on. Ben’s the man! He’ll come back after this and surprise us all 💪👍

  • John G
    John G 6 days ago +1

    Nice that he gives small credit to Masvidal's knee but definitely shmoozed over it. You were in the ring with a killer you took lightly. You were cocky. You're an mma fighter who actually has no business being in an Octagon with someone like Jorge. Your a wrestler period. Damn good at what you do but you best retire before a ref pulls someone off you again.

  • Light Walker
    Light Walker 6 days ago

    Ben won against Robbie Lawler on a bad call, and declined to acknowledge it or offer a rematch. Ben was getting his butt handed to him and won on a bad call. He is a nice enough family man however his disrespect to RL and JM and his passive aggression shtick is thin.......

  • Reign Relic
    Reign Relic 6 days ago

    He should do a rematch. If he wins he could gain more then what he could of gained if he would of won the first time.

  • Cloud Striker
    Cloud Striker 6 days ago

    THIS is how you need to be, AFTER a loss, if you are cunt piece of shit, MASSIVE TRASH TALKER. Good man. I enjoy watching this guy 110%. He is an absolute catchy bastard when he speaks.... he is just Entertaining man. I hated this dude's guts before the KO..

  • hariss
    hariss 6 days ago

    And stilll your fan

  • C Los
    C Los 6 days ago

    This dude got knocked the F out son..........Jorge would of demolished this dude if it had gone past the 5 seconds. Did him a favor by ended it so fast....

  • Joe Terzano
    Joe Terzano 6 days ago +1

    Askren is the fighter UFC needs. Builds up a fight, humble in losing, no doping and a decent all around dude. Masvidal perpetuates the thug image that makes MMA look like “thugary”.

  • Joel Garay
    Joel Garay 6 days ago

    When he said “I was about to fulfill a lot of dreams and I fail to do that” lol another way to say it is to say Jorge Masvidal put a stop to your dreams. LOL Ben Askren been asscaned 🤙

  • naco 78
    naco 78 6 days ago

    Now. All. Humble. And. Shit. Lol !

  • chicken wing
    chicken wing 6 days ago

    Helwani would do the US a favor by going back home to Lebanon

  • Rush Studio
    Rush Studio 6 days ago

    Much Respect for Ben Askren,

  • Danny K
    Danny K 6 days ago

    he got moved from the core lol

  • Usian potika
    Usian potika 6 days ago

    he looks like a cool nice guy.. always ☺

  • Cheryl Shamiss
    Cheryl Shamiss 6 days ago +1

    Dudes actin like he don't care but it's literally eating him alive

  • Tyrone Ranson
    Tyrone Ranson 6 days ago +1

    People praising Askren more than Masvidal.
    MMA community is messed up.

    • clumpyify
      clumpyify 6 days ago

      Tyrone Ranson I like masvidal but he seems to hate askren for not much of a reason and even in the post interview saying he's going to beat him if he sees him, if masvidal was a decent dude he would not say that shit he should be happy he won the fight