It is UFC fight week, and as we’ve seen in the past, they sometimes lead to rivals or opponents seeing one another in the same hotel.
This would be no different for Ben Askren and Jorge Masvidal, as the two welterweights would pass one another in a video taped for Askren’s fight week vlog.
Masvidal talked on the incident during pre-fight interviews, claiming Askren had “froze up” and lacked the “same energy” he had when talking smack about Masvidal while hyping up the fight.
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) July 5, 2019
Askren pays no mind to Masvidal, who gladly gave Leon Edwards a “three piece and a soda” following his win at UFC London earlier this year. Masvidal attempted to bait Askren, saying he’s excited to break the former Bellator and One Championship champion’s face, but Askren would not take the bait.
Masvidal would then be chastised by someone with the UFC, while Masvidal let it be known his hands were behind his back in a non-violent stance.
The two face off in a featured and highly anticipated main card fight on Saturday’s UFC 239 pay-per-view from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
For the full card Of UFC 239, look below.
Main card (ESPN+ PPV at 10 p.m. ET)
Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos
Amanda Nunes vs. Holly Holm
Jorge Masvidal vs. Ben Askren
Luke Rockhold vs. Jan Blachowicz
Diego Sanchez vs. Michael Chiesa
Undercard (ESPN at 8 p.m. ET)
Gilbert Melendez vs. Arnold Allen
Marlon Vera vs. Nohelin Hernandez
Claudia Gadelha vs. Randa Markos
Alejandro Perez vs. Yadong Song
Undercard (UFC Fight Pass at 6:15 p.m. ET)
Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Jack Marshman
Ismail Naurdiev vs. Chance Rencountre
Pannie Kianzad vs. Julia Avila