Jorge Masvidal made history on Saturday night, delivering a knockout blow out of the gate that nobody expected.
Masvidal, up against Ben Askren at UFC 239 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, delivered a perfect flying knee instantly, knocking Askren out just five seconds into the fight. It marked the fastest knockout in UFC history.
Almost instantly, the sports world took to social media to share their excitement — and pure disbelief.
Wow! Just wow! I was really hoping to see more. Damn, that was scary, brutal, and a #1 contender worthy of a performance for Mr. 3Piece-N-Soda.#UFC239— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) July 7, 2019
OH MY GOODNESS IVE NEVER SEEN THAT BEFORE— Myron Medcalf (@MedcalfByESPN) July 7, 2019
This is the most disrespectful thing I’ve ever seen pic.twitter.com/jICQKqkJJx— Anthony™️ (@AnthonyG729) July 7, 2019
It doesn't get much more brutal than this one, kiddies. And if you blinked, you missed it. https://t.co/4bgLTi7unG— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) July 7, 2019
Fastest KO in @ufc history! Amazing job by @GamebredFighter , like I said before, you are a real fighter and as tough as anyone in this game. Winning consistently in the Octagon is much harder than people think,& it’s great to see a proven veteran being rewarded.Congrats! #UFC239— Demian Maia (@demianmaia) July 7, 2019
Mike brown and masvidal told me last night at dinner he was gonna Start this fight with a flying knee and showed me video on Mike's phone of him practicing— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) July 7, 2019
Karma is a bitch @Benaskren. You made fun and asked for the photo of my face post KO, your friend got slept by my brother and now you got slept in 5 seconds.— Patricky Freire (@PatrickyPitbull) July 7, 2019
What did I just see!?!?? That boy meant he was coming out to sleep dude!!!!! @UFC thank you, thank you.— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) July 7, 2019
Bro it’s got to be fastest knockout ever had. Masvidal with the win😳😳— Stephen Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) July 7, 2019
Naturally, Masvidal was in a tremendous mood after the fight.
More from Yahoo Sports: