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Dana White rips Ben Askren over CM Punk criticism

Former WWE star CM Punk recently signed with the UFC, and more than a few people have been critical of the move. Punk has left open the possibility that he could get his ass kicked, and many feel that’s exactly what is going to happen. Ben Askren has been one of the most vocal critics...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 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
September 10, 2014  |  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
September 07, 2014  |  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
September 03, 2014  |  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
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Metamoris 4 welcomes UFC veterans to the competition

You can’t just punch and kick your way into becoming a successful mixed martial artist. A fighter must be able to display excellence in more than one fighting discipline and usually the staple of a proficient fighter is the grappling game. From wrestling to jiu jitsu, the art of submissions and ground control is something every fighter should have in the back pocket, even at the...
Via isportsweb.com
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekend in Violence Top 10

From One FC 16 in Singapore, all the way to the TUF Brazil 3 Finale in São Paulo, and everything that occurred in between – here is your Weekend in Violence Top 10 for the week ending 6/1/14. 10. Ben Askren scores his 3rd consecutive finish inside of the distance 9. Vincent Latoel swarms Eddie NG for the finish; adds an extra left for good measure 8.Ogle looks to touch gloves...
Via Fight Booth
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

No Gold for Ben Askren . . . yet!

Ben Askren will indeed be making his appearance at ONE FC’s Honor and Glory.  However, he will not be taking on current welterweight champion, Nobutatsu Suzuki, as fans had previously thought.  Instead, “The Funky One” will face Azerbaijani wrestler, Bakhtiyar Abbasov, who will also be making his ONE debut at Honor and Glory. Askren fans may not relish waiting for their hero’s...
Via Fight Of The Night
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Victor Cui: Ben Askren’s Arrival In ONE FC Is A Monumental Achievement

After last year’s unsuccessful attempt to join the UFC, it appears Bellator’s former welterweight champion has not only found a home at ONE FC, but has been enthusiastically welcomed by its CEO, Victor Cui. According to an article in Singapore’s TodayOnline, Cui told reporters that: “Singapore is a hotbed for MMA, and [Ben] Askren will bring more global attention to the country...
Via Fight Of The Night
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Ben Askren Soar or Bore in ONE FC?

In a recent interview with USA Today Sports, ONE FC welterweight and former Bellator champion, Ben Askren, told reporters that he hopes he “can help ONE FC grow into a global power.” But can he? While Askren is notable for being one of only a handful of non-UFC fighters to make it into Sherdog’s top ten MMA rankings, he has also been repeatedly criticized for his “boring”...
Via Fight Of The Night
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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