UFC 239: Jorge Masvidal Warns Ben Askren in Backstage Exchange (Video)
The backstory for tomorrow's fight between Jorge Masvidal and Ben Askren continues to get more interesting, as the latter's posted a video of the two exchanging words backstage.
The welterweights have been trading verbal shots through the media and online for multiple weeks, and now, Askren’s posted video of the two exchanging words prior to Wednesday’s media day. As you can see by watching the clip below, Masvidal warns Askren that his face is going to be broken Saturday, while the latter remains calm, and calls “Gamebred” tough.
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) July 5, 2019
You can also watch Masvidal and Askren chirping at each other during the media day faceoffs here. All this aside, tomorrow’s fight also has the potential to deliver the winner a title shot. So, it’s a huge bout for both men.
Here is the line-up for UFC 239, which will take place in Las Vegas.
MAIN CARD (ESPN+ PPV)
Subscribe and get our daily emails and follow us on social media.
By opting in, you agree to receive emails with the latest MMA News & Analysis from MMA Frenzy. Your information will not be shared with or sold to 3rd parties.
UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Jon Jones (c) vs. Thiago Santos
UFC Female Bantamweight Championship
Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Holly Holm
Welterweight: Jorge Masvidal vs. Ben Askren
Light Heavyweight: Jan Blachowicz vs. Luke Rockhold
Welterweight: Diego Sanchez vs. Michael Chiesa
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN)
Featherweight: Gilbert Melendez vs. Arnold Allen
Bantamweight: Marlon Vera vs. TBD
Strawweight: Claudia Gadelha vs. Randa Markos
Bantamweight: Alejandro Perez vs. Yadong Song
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass)
Middleweight: Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Jack Marshman
Welterweight: Ismail Naurdlev vs. Chance Rencountre
Female Bantamweight: Julia Avila vs. Pannie Kianzad