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Ben Askren “probably would” fight again under specific conditions

Former ONE Championship and Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren says he “probably would” fight again, but the circumstances would have to be right. Askren retired in 2019, after sustaining back-to-back …read more

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Ben Askren names the one dream opponent he wanted to fight outside his weight class

Former UFC welterweight star Ben Askren named Khabib Nurmagomedov as the one dream opponent he wanted outside of his normal weight class of 170lbs. Askren retired from MMA last year …read more

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‘It pains me’ to pick ‘fake’ Usman over ‘authentic’ Masvidal, says Askren

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There may still be no love lost between Ben Askren and Kamaru Usman, but the former collegiate champion wrestler is still …read more

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Ben Askren on Jorge Masvidal's rise to stardom: 'I put the spotlight on him'

Ben Askren thinks he’s a big reason why Jorge Masvidal has emerged as one of the most popular fighters on the UFC’s roster.
Askren, who has the gift of gab, quickly …read more

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Ben Askren doesn’t think extra punches from Jorge Masvidal were “super necessary”, but admits the line is “kinda funny”

Ben Askren recently reflected on his infamous KO loss at the hands of Jorge Masvidal. He admitted the final punches Masvidal administered weren’t “super necessary” but were at least “kinda …read more

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Ben Askren not surprised by Mike Perry’s recent actions: “Dude is a loose cannon”

Former UFC welterweight Ben Askren has said he isn’t surprised by the recent actions of controversial UFC fighter Mike Perry. Footage emerged last night of Perry, who recently beat Mickey …read more

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Ben Askren says he is the one who put “the spotlight” on Jorge Masvidal: “I let him shine”

Ben Askren believes he played a major part in Jorge Masvidal’s rose to superstardom. After “Gamebred” knocked out Darren Till in the main event of UFC London, “Funky” was taking …read more

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Ben Askren shares hilarious reaction to Jorge Masvidal vs. Kamaru Usman booking

Ben Askren has reacted to the news of his former opponent Jorge Masvidal’s upcoming fight against Kamaru Usman. On Sunday it was announced that the UFC welterweight champion Usman and …read more

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Ben Askren offers financial advice to fellow fighters

Former Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight titleholder Ben Askren has some financial advice for his fellow fighters. Speaking to MMA Fighting, Askren, who recently retired from competition after a 1-2 …read more

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Ben Askren offers advice to fighters on taxes and the financial pitfalls of an MMA career

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Following his win at UFC on ESPN 12 this past weekend, Mike Perry said that it felt like he didn’t even fight for “minimum wage” …read more

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