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Anthony Pettis to fight Jorge Masvidal in jiu-jitsu match on June 15

Jorge Masvidal and Anthony Pettis will collide in a jiu jitsu ‘superfight’ next month. With just over a month to go until his highly anticipated bout against Ben Askren, Jorge …read more

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Pettis And Masvidal Set For ‘Jiu-Jitsu Superfight’ In June

Pettis and Masvidal will grapple for a streaming pay-per-view event just weeks before Masvidal takes on Ben Askren at UFC 239. After shocking the world with his knockout win over …read more

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Posted on May 19, 2019, 10:46 pm By
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Jorge Masvidal, Anthony Pettis set to collide in grappling match

Jorge Masvidal and Anthony Pettis both have huge fights on the horizon. Masvidal will take on Ben Askren at UFC 239 on July 6, while Pettis is set to meet …read more

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Jordan Burroughs willing to consider competing in MMA after 2020 Olympics

The sight of Jordan Burroughs making a ragdoll of undefeated UFC fighter Ben Askren had a lot of folks wondering: What would it look like if Burroughs made the transition …read more

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Posted on May 15, 2019, 7:16 pm By
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Kamaru Usman Says Ben Askren Fight Could Be Big

Ever since Ben Askren joined the UFC, he has gone back-and-forth with several welterweights including current champion, Kamaru Usman. “Funky” has called him “Marty from Nebraska” and has mentioned that …read more

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Kamaru Usman explains Ben Askren dig, thinks fight could be big

RIO DE JANEIRO – UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman hoped to fight three times this year. He still might.
Then again, rehab from surgery is eating up time, and there are …read more

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Posted on May 15, 2019, 1:46 pm By
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Jordan Burroughs Praises Ben Askren Following Beat The Streets

Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs paid his respect to Ben Askren following their wrestling match at Beat The Streets. Burroughs and Askren went one-on-one in a match as part of …read more

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Jordan Burroughs sends message of respect to Ben Askren following their match

This past Monday night in New York City, a very special event was held in the world of wrestling. It was Beat the Streets 2019 and in the main event, …read more

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UFC 239 | Ben Askren believes Jorge Masvidal dislikes him because of fight purse disparity

Ben Askren and Jorge Masvidal will finally settle their feud at UFC 239, during International Fight Week. The two have gone back-and-forth on social media, trash-talking each other . It …read more

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White interested in seeing Jordan Burroughs in the UFC

Could we see Jordan Burroughs in the UFC later this year? Following his dominant win over Ben Askren at at Beat the Street’s “Grapple at the Garden,” UFC president Dana …read more

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Former Bellator Boss Tells Ben Askren That Conor McGregor Was Exposed

Former Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney has offered words of encouragement to Ben Askren, while putting down Conor McGregor. Askren was Bellator’s welterweight champion during the Rebney era. He defeated inaugural …read more

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Askren says ex-Bellator CEO Rebney declared him as the new McGregor

UFC welterweight Ben Askren shares a brief yet interesting conversation he had with former Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. It can be said that Conor McGregor’s star power isn’t as …read more

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Ben Askren received some advice from Bjorn Rebney after UFC debut

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from former Bellator boss Bjorn Rebney. He’s been quiet ever since it was announced he’d be working with the seemingly defunct Mixed Martial Arts …read more

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Morning Report: Dana White says he’s ‘very interested’ in having Jordan Burroughs fight in the UFC

Monday night, Ben Askren returned to the wrestling mats for the annual Beat the Streets competition, a charity event that raises money for youth outreach programs in underserved communities. In …read more

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This ‘Punk White Kid’ Makes Double Masvidal’s Salary

Since signing with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) last year, Ben Askren has quickly seen his stock rise with fight fans and even company president Dana White. After making a successful …read more

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Video: Burroughs dominates Askren at Grapple at the Garden

Jordan Burroughs beat Ben Askren by technical fall. Prior to their match, Jordan Burroughs said that facing one of the UFC’s best wrestlers in Ben Askren is a good opportunity …read more

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Kamaru Usman reacts to Ben Askren losing to Jordan Burroughs

On Monday night, UFC welterweight contender Ben Askren stepped onto the mats for a wrestling match with Jordan Burroughs. The bout topped the Beat the Streets 2019 charity event, which …read more

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Kamaru Usman Slams Ben Askren After Wrestling Match Loss To Jordan Burroughs

Yesterday (Mon. May 6, 2019) UFC welterweight Ben Askren lost a charity wrestling match to Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs in New York City. Askren was defeated via technical fall …read more

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Ben Askren got smoked at Beat the Streets, but wrestling is alive and well

NEW YORK – With over 600 local wrestlers gathered at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Monday night for the annual Beat the Streets benefit, you can very …read more

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Usman Is Laughing At Askren’s Destruction

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight titleholder, Kamaru Usman, is so busy keeping his beef warm with top-ranked division contender, Colby Covington, that his on-again, off-again spats with Ben Askren were …read more

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Kamaru Usman wasn't about to let Ben Askren's loss to Jordan Burroughs go unnoticed

In case you’ve missed, UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman isn’t exactly a big fan of current undefeated contender Ben Askren.
So when Askren was whitewashed by former Olympic gold medalist and …read more

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Midnight Mania! Jordan Burroughs Wipes Mat With Askren

Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight Welcome to Midnight Mania!
Jordan Burroughs destroyed Ben Askren on the wrestling mats today, winning by …read more

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Jordan Burroughs dominates Ben Askren by technical fall in wrestling match

Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs is still one of the best wrestlers on the planet and he showcased that in a lopsided victory over UFC welterweight Ben Askren at the …read more

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Jordan Burroughs Earns Technical Fall Victory Over Ben Askren in Charity Wrestling Match

Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs gave UFC welterweight Ben Askren a rude welcome back to the sport of wrestling on Monday night in New York. The highly anticipated showdown took …read more

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Ben Askren shut out, loses wrestling match to Jordan Burroughs by technical fall

The wrestling match between Jordan Burroughs and Ben Askren wasn’t even over yet, and Flo Wrestling commentator Mark Bader stated the obvious based on what he’d seen.
“What we’ve learned so …read more

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Askren: MMA promoters don’t have to ‘sh-t on fighters all the time’

UFC welterweight Ben Askren speaks about what he believes a good MMA promoter should be about. UFC president Dana White is known for his sharp critiques towards fighters. Most …read more

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Posted on May 2, 2019, 12:16 pm By
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Stream or download MMA Junkie Radio #2908 with Ben Askren

Stream or download Monday’s episode of MMA Junkie Radio with guest Ben Askren.
Askren called in and talked about his upcoming wrestling match with Jordan Burroughs in New York City, what …read more

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Ben Askren explains what he’d do differently if he was an MMA promoter

As the former ONE Championship and Bellator welterweight king, and one of the top contenders in the UFC welterweight division, Ben Askren has already accomplished some incredible things as a …read more

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Ben Askren on what he'd do as a promoter: 'I don't think you have to (expletive) on the fighters'

Ben Askren rarely wastes an opportunity to needle UFC president Dana White. Whereas many fighters seem to tremble in fear of their boss, Askren has an uncanny knack of letting …read more

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EXCLUSIVE | Rory MacDonald impressed by Ben Askren’s UFC debut, ‘He’s quite a powerful star’

Current Bellator welterweight champion, Rory MacDonald has become fairly familiar with ‘Ruthless’ Robbie Lawler over the years.

Formerly a staple of the UFC’s 170-pound division, MacDonald would fight Lawler twice during …read more

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Masvidal says he will get title shot if he beats Askren, Askren responds

“Well, they had to dangle some type of carrot to get him to agree to take a beating,” says Ben Askren. Jorge Masvidal could soon be fighting for the UFC …read more

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Posted on April 24, 2019, 1:16 am By
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Jorge Masvidal Explains Why He Doesn’t Like Ben Askren

Jorge Masvidal and Ben Askren don’t plan on being chummy anytime soon. “Gamebred” and “Funky” are set to collide on July 6 at UFC 239. The bout will be held …read more

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Posted on April 23, 2019, 1:46 am By
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Ben Askren suggests that Jorge Masvidal is not secure with his own masculinity

UFC welterweight standouts Ben Askren and Jorge Masvidal will collide at July’s UFC 239 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The fight was put together shortly after “Gamebred” starched former title …read more

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Masvidal on Askren: I want to break his f—king face

Jorge Masvidal has again expressed his hatred towards his UFC 239 opponent Ben Askren. Jorge Masvidal has made it clear in the past he isn’t exactly fond of Ben Askren, …read more

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Robbie Lawler Says He Has Moved On From Loss To Askren

Robbie Lawler’s return to the Octagon last month at UFC 235 didn’t go as planned, as he lost via submission to a bulldog choke against undefeated newcomer Ben Askren. …read more

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Posted on April 17, 2019, 2:16 pm By
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Kevin Lee: Ben Askren Is a Real-Life Troll

Kevin Lee has joined the ranks Kamaru Usman, Jorge Masvidal in others who have classified Ben Askren as a troll who seeks attention. During last week’s UFC seasonal press conference, …read more

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Morning Report: Jorge Masvidal calls Ben Askren a ‘fake’ and a ‘coward’, wants to ‘break his f*cking face’

Since getting traded to the UFC from ONE Championship, Ben Askren has made a splash by ruffling the feathers of nearly all of the top welterweight contenders. The former Bellator …read more

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Kevin Lee on UFC press conference back-and-forth, appreciation for Ben Askren's real-life troll ways

ATLANTA – Kevin Lee is currently booked to meet Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN+ 9, but it was an interaction with another UFC welterweight that stood out last …read more

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Posted on April 17, 2019, 11:16 am By
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Jorge Masvidal Slams Ben Askren as an ‘Attention Whore’ Looking to Get Punched

Jorge Masvidal is not a fan of Ben Askren. A quick look at the exchanges these two fighters have had over social media would probably already reveal that bit of …read more

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Jorge Masvidal vows to torture Ben Askren at UFC 239, 'show you how much of a coward he is'

Jorge Masvidal views his UFC 239 fight with Ben Askren as one of the most personal of his career.
Masvidal (33-13 MMA, 10-6 UFC) is one of the more experienced fighters …read more

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UFC 239 | Jorge Masvidal: ‘I want to break Ben Askren’s f*ckin’ face’

The recent string of UFC main events dating back to March 9 have all been incredibly memorable. The second in that row of fights took place in London, England as …read more

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Robbie Lawler Brushes Off Missing Out On Ben Askren Rematch

Robbie Lawler isn’t fussing over not getting a rematch with Ben Askren. Lawler and Askren did battle last month at UFC 235. The bout ended in controversy as Askren had …read more

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Robbie Lawler not worried about missing Ben Askren rematch, looks ahead to Tyron Woodley

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ATLANTA – Robbie Lawler is not stressing about not getting his rematch with Ben Askren after losing a controversial fight at …read more

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Askren: Masvidal scuffling with Edwards shows he’s ‘not secure’ with his masculinity

Ben Askren continuously ripped on Jorge Masvidal during the UFC seasonal press conference on Friday. UFC welterweights Ben Askren and Jorge Masvidal are set to meet each other at …read more

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Ben Askren and Kevin Lee trade shots over former training session

Kevin Lee will make his welterweight debut against Rafael dos Anjos next month and if he proves victorious it could setup a ‘fun fight’ with Ben Askren.

“The Motown Phenom” …read more

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Ben Askren, Kevin Lee trade barbs about past training session

Ben Askren’s next opponent wasn’t able to make it to the UFC’s seasonal press conference. But, thankfully, finding ways to interact with peers doesn’t seem to be a problem for …read more

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Ben Askren: Jorge Masvidal ‘better bring the whole damn family meal’ at UFC 239

Jorge Masvidal may have been absent at the UFC’s seasonal press conference in Atlanta on Friday, but his upcoming opponent Ben Askren had more than enough to say for the …read more

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Posted on April 12, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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VIDEO | Watch UFC press conference with Ben Askren, Amanda Nunes, Henry Cejudo and other stars

It’s that time again! On Friday at 12:00pm ET, the UFC is hosting one its classic, star-studded press conferences to promote its upcoming cards. Watch it live below:

This time around, …read more

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Ben Askren vs. Jorge Masvidal is official for UFC 239

Though the bout has been in the works for a few weeks, as reported by MMAWeekly.com’s Damon Martin, Ben Askren vs. Jorge Masvidal is finally official for UFC 239, following …read more

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Ben Askren vs. Jorge Masvidal Set For UFC 239

It’s going down. The UFC has announced that Ben Askren and Jorge Masvidal are set to meet at the UFC 239 pay-per-view (PPV) this summer. International Fight Week is shaping …read more

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Herb Dean doesn’t see what he should have done differently with Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler stoppage

It’s a stoppage that will likely go down as one of the most controversial in UFC history, but referee Herb Dean thinks the call he made at UFC 235 was …read more

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Herb Dean Defends Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler Submission Stoppage

Last month, one of the more controversial finishes of the year took place at the UFC 235 pay-per-view (PPV) event. Former ONE and Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren made his …read more

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Herb Dean defends Askren-Lawler stoppage at UFC 235

Respected veteran MMA referee Herb Dean explains and defends his controversial stoppage decision during the UFC 235 fight between Ben Askren and Robbie Lawler. Herb dean is one of the …read more

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Ben Askren to Wrestle Olympic Gold Medalist Jordan Burroughs at ‘Grapple at the Garden’

Ben Askren will lock horns with another formidable opponent before he takes on Jorge Masvidal at UFC 239 this summer. …read more

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Askren vs Burroughs Set For May 6 In NYC

While Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has yet to confirm the fight, Ben Askren is expected to face off against Jorge Masvidal at the upcoming UFC 239 pay-per-view (PPV) event on …read more

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Ben Askren to wrestle Jordan Burroughs at Grapple at the Garden

Before Ben Askren deals with Jorge Masvidal, he’s arguably facing an even greater challenge.
Fortunately for “Funky”, it will be for a good cause as he goes back to his wrestling …read more

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Ben Askren vs. Jordan Burroughs wrestling match booked for May in New York

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Before Ben Askren returns for his second UFC fight in July, he’s got someone else in front of him.
Askren, one of the most decorated collegiate …read more

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Dillon Danis discusses UFC 229 brawl, Khabib vs. McGregor trash talk, Ben Askren beef, Bellator 222, more

NEW YORK — Dillon Danis speaks about his upcoming fight at Bellator 222 against Max Humphrey, his involvement in the UFC 229 brawl, the recent Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor twitter beef, …read more

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The Weekly Grind: Cris Cyborg attempts Ben Askren’s watermelon challenge, Garry Tonon breaks it down at ONE retreat

The life of a professional fighter isn’t all glitz and glamour.
As if getting punched, kicked, kneed, choked and twisted into a pretzel on a regular basis isn’t enough, fighters …read more

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Sources: Masvidal-Askren in works for UFC 239

A highly anticipated welterweight fight between Jorge Masvidal and Ben Askren is being negotiated for UFC 239 in Las Vegas on July 6, sources say. …read more

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Ben Askren details London run-in with ‘irate’ Jorge Masvidal

Ben Askren was one of several guest fighters in attendance for the recent UFC London card, which was topped by a welterweight scrap between Jorge Masvidal and Darren Till.

Apparently, …read more

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Askren offers career advice to Edwards, describes London dust-up with Masvidal

Ben Askren is the talk of the welterweight division, at least according to him. Ben Askren is in demand. The new UFC welterweight already has a big, albeit controversial …read more

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Ben Askren to Leon Edwards: Be more like me if you want bigger UFC fights

Despite getting into a physical altercation with Jorge Masvidal a few weeks ago in London, Leon Edwards will not be getting the opportunity to face “Gamebred” inside the Octagon. That …read more

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Ben Askren vs Jorge Masvidal close to finalization

Following his big promotional debut victory at UFC 235, ‘Funky’ former Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight king, Ben Askren made it clear who he wanted for his sophomore appearance. And …read more

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Demetrious Johnson discusses trade from UFC, ONE debut, Ben Askren, T.J. Dillashaw, more

TOKYO — Ahead of his ONE Championship debut, Demetrious Johnson sits down with MMA Fighting to discuss how the trade with the UFC came together, being in the ONE flyweight …read more

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Jorge Masvidal vs. Ben Askren in the works for UFC International Fight Week 2019

A welterweight showdown between Jorge Masvidal and Ben Askren is currently in the works for International Fight Week 2019 in Las Vegas.
Sources close to the contest confirmed that verbal agreements …read more

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Ben Askren and Jorge Masvidal verbally agree to fight at UFC 239

Ben Askren and Jorge Masvidal will look to lock horns at UFC 239. Sorry Leon Edwards, you’ll have to wait.
According to MMA Fighting’s Marc Raimondi, top welterweights Ben Askren and …read more

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Ben Askren & Jorge Masvidal Agree To July UFC Bout

It looks like Ben Askren and Jorge Masvidal will collide in July. Askren traveled to UFC London expecting Darren Till to get past Masvidal. “Funky” had been building a beef …read more

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Jorge Masvidal vs. Ben Askren targeted for UFC 239

After plenty of tough talk between Jorge Masvidal and Ben Askren, it didn’t take long for them to set up a face-to-face meeting inside the cage.
MMA Fighting’s Marc Raimondi confirmed …read more

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Report: Askren Vs Masvidal Set For July 6

Just days after booking the Tyron Woodley vs. Robbie Lawler rematch, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) continues to sort through some of its welterweight clutter, pitting Ben Askren against Jorge Masvidal …read more

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Masvidal brushes off fights with Edwards and Askren

Jorge Masvidal isn’t keen on fights with either Leon Edwards or Ben Askren next. Following his knockout win against Darren Till at UFC London a few weeks back, Jorge Masvidal …read more

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Ben Askren responds to ‘insanely idiotic’ Jorge Masvidal

Earlier this week, Jorge Masvidal released a fiery video, targeting both Ben Askren and Leon Edwards.

View this post on Instagram …read more

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