Note from Creator:
This past summer I was in Las Vegas for International Fight Week. I had tickets for UFC 239 and I couldn’t wait for the fight. More specifically, I couldn’t wait for the Jorge Masvidal vs Ben Askren fight. Since we were in Vegas, I noticed that Jorge was the 2-1 underdog and I couldn’t believe it… So I made a pretty decent sized bet on him! With all the trash talking coming from Ben before the fight, mixed in with a good sized bet on Jorge, plus the atmosphere of being there live, the excitement was almost overwhelming. The fight starts. Fast forward five seconds. I had practically lost my mind!! Never in my life had I felt energy like I did at the moment Jorge landed that flying knee!
Needless to say, the next day while I was making the five hour drive back home to San Diego, all I could think about was making a Jorge Masvidal Flying Knee bobblehead. I got with Jorge the very next week and he loved the idea. He wanted me to start right away.
I’m so proud of this bobblehead for several reasons. I’m proud because I have the opportunity to memorialize the fastest knockout in UFC history. I am so grateful to have this opportunity and I don’t take it for granted. Another reason is I have the chance to show the world what you can do with bobbleheads or memorabilia with great art and fine craftsmanship.
One note about this particular bobble head that separates it from the rest is that I veered away from the photo that most people are familiar with when Jorge knocked out Ben with the flying knee. I wanted to make the flying knee more pronounced and full of action, and I thought that if I replicated the photo I wouldn’t do it justice. I hope that you enjoy this Jorge Masvidal bobblehead as much as Jorge loved landing the knee, and I loved making it!