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BEN ASKREN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dana White: Ben Askren is the New Tito Ortiz

What’s worse than having one Tito Ortiz? Having two – that is, if you were to ask UFC president Dana White. According to White, ONE FC welterweight champion Ben Askren has emerged as the next Tito Ortiz because of his uncanny ability to irk White with his comments about the UFC. It’s a page ripped right out of “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” playbook. “I thought Tito was...
Via 5thRound.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White On Ben Askren “This Guy Is An Absolute Moron”

Just when it seemed as though UFC President Dana White was warming up to the idea of a Ben Askren (14-0) signing things took a serious nose dive during a recent appearance by the ONE FC Welterweight Champion on Inside MMA.Mr. White has some issues with what the former Bellator Welterweight Champion had to say.“I thought Tito (Ortiz) was the dumbest human being I ever met.  This...
Via MMAInsider
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Askren: “I can 100% make a career in ONE FC.”

Last week, I wrote an article arguing that newly-crowned, ONE FC welterweight champion and former Bellator champion, Ben Askren, should stay with ONE FC. I argued that not only would the “funky” one be treated better under ONE than under the UFC, but that with ONE’s gradual expansion over Asia, there is a good chance it could compete with the UFC one day. Well, it appears the...
Via Fight Of The Night
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Askren: Right on White and Better With ONE

Last week, UFC president, Dana White, had a marked change of opinion on recently-crowned, ONE FC welterweight champion, Ben “Funky” Askren. After Askren demolished Japan’s Nobutatsu Suzuki at ONE FC’s REIGN OF CHAMPIONS, White – who once called Askren “the most boring fighter in MMA history” – said he would consider signing the undefeated, former Bellator champion...
Via Fight Of The Night
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Ben Askren too good for the UFC?

Ben Askren controlling the back of his opponent while landing unanswered strikes. The UFC has done a phenomenal job over the years bringing in the best mixed martial arts talent from around the world. Names like Hector Lombard, Alistar Overeem, and Jose Aldo are just a few of the all-star fighters they have bulked up their roster with. Heck, they just signed Eddie Alvarez, the most...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White Softens Stance on Signing Ben Askren, Askren Responds with Sarcasm

Askren, and you shall receive … maybe. Freshly-minted ONE FC welterweight champion Ben Askren (pictured) might finally be inching his way closer to joining the UFC. And guess what? Askren doesn’t seem to care. UFC president Dana White wasn’t impressed enough with Askren’s wrestle-intensive game to sign him after Bellator released him last November, but it appears White is...
Via 5thRound.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

ONE FC 19 GIF’s and results: Ben Askren, Shinya Aoki get finishes in title fights

ONE FC, Asia’s premier MMA organization, returned today with their 19th event live from the World Trade Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ONE FC 19: “Reign of Champions” featured three title fights in the featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight divisions respectively. In the main event, Shinya Aoki dominated former UFC veteran Kamal Shalorus en route to to a rear...
Via Fight Hub TV
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Bellator Grants Welterweight Champion Ben Askren Unconditional Release

Bellator MMA crowned Ben Askren welterweight champion in 2010 and since that time, Askren has compiled a perfect 12-0 record.  He honored his contract but one would assume a current champion would resign with their current promotion, maybe even get a raise, but that wasn’t the case in this scenario. Bellator and Askren have been unable to reach an agreement and he has been released...
Via BlackSportsOnline
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Ben Askren Gets His Release From Bellator

All Ben Askren wanted to do after he completed his contract with Bellator was to go to the UFC. Now he will get that chance as Bellator has released the now former welterweight champion. It was a weird road to get to this point for Askren. “Funky” completed the last fight on his Bellator in July when he stopped Andrey Koreshkov by TKO. The UFC was reluctant to offer Askren a...
Via Between The Ropes
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Bellator 86 Results: Askren manhandles Karl Amoussou

"He's (Askren) just a *****, he's not even a fighter." - Karl Amoussou Bellator Season 6 Welterweight Tournament victor Karl "Psycho" Amoussou talked a big game heading into his title fight with the "Funky" one. Like everyone before him, Amoussou would have you believe that he would be the one to stop Askren's takedowns, he would be the...
Via hov-mma
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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