Jorge Masvidal recently challenged Ben Askren to a freestyle wrestling match.
Jorge Masvidal said on Logan Paul’s podcast on Youtube that he wanted to face his one time UFC opponent:
“Ben, I would f#king love to wrestle you in a competition. Like straight wrestling. I would do it. I’m going to sharpen my tools. I would definitely f#king do it. I would grapple him.”
Askren answered that he accepted the challenge:
🙄🙄🙄. Send date and location. It would be a pleasure to rub his face in the mat. https://t.co/r3Brtmts9i
— Funky (@Benaskren) April 20, 2022
The two fighters famously fought in the UFC in 2019 with Masvidal knocking out Askren cold with a flying knee in just 5 seconds.
While Masvidal is not known for his Wrestling skills, he has a solid level. Here you can see him Wrestling with Olympic silver medalist Yoel Romero:
Ben Askren is now 37 years old and has a hip replacement surgery. He was also knocked out by Jake Paul in a boxing match. As a Wrestler, he is a 2x NCAA Champion (4x NCAA finalist) and one of the most recognized wrestlers in the world. Ben is notorious for being extremely technical and an extremely great instructor.
Ben Askren is an American former amateur wrestler for the University of Missouri and U.S. Olympic team. He was also a high level mixed martial artist and the former Bellator Welterweight Champion, former ONE Welterweight Champion and UFC fighter.