Owner of the fastest knockout in the promotion’s history, Masvidal landed an incredible flying knee knockout of Askren in just five seconds at UFC 239. That led to the now-famous “super necessary” line from Masvidal, who followed the devastating blow with two extra punches despite Askren already being out cold.
The lead-up to that fight consisted of a lot of trash talk, which got Masvidal eager to shut Askren up. Being a former teammate-turned foe, Covington has turned things up a notch by making things personal with Masvidal, who vows to hand Covington a similar fate to Askren as “Gamebred” takes on another strong wrestler.
As expected, their pre-fight press conference was all over the place, but prior to both men facing off, Masvidal sent Covington a stern warning from afar by rubbing his knee.
Check out the video courtesy of Masvidal’s YouTube channel, where he also gives a close up of their face-off.
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