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Dana White open to having Ben Askren in the UFC, ‘We can absolutely talk about it’


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#1 Jolldan

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 03:05 AM

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There have been multiple amazing fighters in MMA that have never fought for the UFC. Atop the list of them for many is Ben Askren.

 

There was once a time where the undefeated former Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight king looked to have a solid shot at making his way to the grandest stage in MMA. However, after some back and forth with the boss Dana White himself, things never really came together and Askren took his talent over to Asia.

 

Now semi-retired at 18-0, Askren has nothing left to prove except for that he has been the very best welterweight on the planet this whole time regardless of whether he was in the UFC or not. Which is the reason for the use of the word ‘semi’ when it comes to him being retired.

 

Askren still wants to test himself against the very best and that will be in the UFC. And despite their bitterness towards one another in the past, White told the UFC Unfiltered podcast recently that he is still indeed open to working with the ‘Funky’ one.

 

 

“Ben Askren is under contract [with ONE Championship]. Ben Askren hit me up a few months ago and said, ‘What are the odds we can talk about me getting into the UFC? And I said, ‘We can absolutely talk about it.’

 

And I said, ‘You need to send me a letter before I even talk to you, or meet with you, or do anything. I need a letter saying that you’re a free agent and that you’re able to…whatever’. And he’s not a free agent. He’s not a free agent. He’s under contract with ONE, and he’s gonna have to go fulfill his contract with them.”

 

 

Do you think we ever see Ben in the UFC?


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 03:24 AM

I hope not.
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Posted 08 August 2018 - 03:48 AM

What would he do? Bookkeeping, sweep the floor?


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 03:52 AM

I remember some of their past correspondence.

 

"When ambien can't sleep, it takes Ben Askren. The most boring fighter in MMA history. I would rather watch flys ****." ~ Dana White

 

Dana's probably open to talking just so he can drop some more zingers on him.


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 04:06 AM

I hope not.


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Im pretty sure dana isnt really interested

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 04:44 AM

You fools are dumb

 

Askren finishes fights and is undefeated, hes the best talent outside of the UFC excluding ex UFC fighters like rory and Gergard 


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 05:03 AM

You fools are dumb

Askren finishes fights and is undefeated, hes the best talent outside of the UFC excluding ex UFC fighters like rory and Gergard


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