Ben Askren: ‘I might not like Jorge Masvidal, but I hope he has ‘an enjoyable retirement’
“I thought Masvidal was going to come ready to fight harder,” Askren said on Daniel Cormier’s YouTube channel. “I think he looked a little bit out of shape. … Jorge got really tired as the fight went on and in the third round Gilbert was just tagging him so many times.”
Past feud aside, Askren gave Masvidal, 38, some praise and wished him nothing but the best.
“You know what? As much as I think Masvidal annoys me sometimes, I mean, I’ve always said his post-fight speech about a guy who started with nothing and made a lot of money, and he hopes he can inspire someone else to go chase their dreams,” Askren said. “Like, I might not like Jorge Masvidal, but that’s some good stuff. So you know what? I don’t wish anyone poorly. I hope he has an enjoyable retirement.”