Fighter Jorge Masvidal wasted no time and knocked out his opponent, Ben Askren, cold in just five seconds.
MMA fighter Jorge Masvidal set a record during UFC 239 in Las Vegas Saturday night by knocking out Ben Askren in only five seconds. However, the fight was not without a controversy, as Masvidal gave Askren two big punches even though he clearly knocked him out with a flying knee kick to start the fight.
Once the bout started, Masvidal ran into the center with a flying kick that knocked Askren unconscious almost instantly. Masvidal then punched Askren twice before the referee stopped him.
After the fight, reporters asked Masvidal if the punches after the knockout were necessary.
“They were super necessary,” Masvidal explained, reports BJPenn.com. “The referee hadn’t pulled me off yet, and my job is to hit somebody until the referee pulls me off. So to those people, I would say maybe don’t watch MMA. Go back to soccer.”