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Jorge Masvidal: I can’t fight Conor McGregor because ‘I don’t wanna go to jail’

Shortly after he knocked out Ben Askren at UFC 239, streaking welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal began campaigning for a fight with former UFC featherweight and welterweight champ Conor McGregor.
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Jorge Masvidal Says UFC Doesn’t Want A Murder Charge If He Fights Conor McGregor

It’s safe to say Jorge Masvidal believes he could handle business against Conor McGregor. Masvidal is coming off a record-setting knockout victory over Ben Askren. The win catapulted Masvidal into …read more

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Ben Askren eyes grappling match with Dillon Danis, Danis responds

Ben Askren and Dillon Danis are separated by promotional bounds, as they’re currently signed with the UFC and Bellator respectively. Nonetheless, the pair of grappling specialists have taken every opportunity …read more

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Ben Askren believes ‘idiots’ Usman, Covington made the same error in negotiations

UFC 244 was originally expected to be headlined by a welterweight title fight between reigning champion Kamaru Usman and top contender Colby Covington. Unfortunately, negotiations for this fight ultimately hit …read more

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Ben Askren sends scathing message to Conor McGregor

Ben Askren and Conor McGregor recently had a brief skirmish on social media. Speaking on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on Monday, Askren continued with this war of words by sending …read more

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Unfiltered Episode 324: Aljamain Sterling, Ben Askren and Jimmy Crute

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Ben Askren takes another dig at Conor McGregor

The ongoing feud between Ben Askren and Conor McGregor is far from over.
The two have been going back and forth on social media, this after Ben Askren went on a …read more

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Conor McGregor responds to Ben Askren

Former UFC champion Conor McGregor has responded to Ben Askren.
The former Bellator and ONE champion, Askren, had taken to Twitter yesterday evening where he issued the following statement insinuating that …read more

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Conor McGregor Responds To Ben Askren’s Implication That He Lost Motivation

Conor McGregor has a light response for Ben Askren following some “Funky” comments. McGregor hasn’t competed since Oct. 2018. Despite this, he has his sights set on a rematch with …read more

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'Let's be serious': Ben Askren isn't buying any of what Conor McGregor is selling

Yeah, it’s safe to say Ben Askren is not amused with Conor McGregor’s call for a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov, nor did Askren like McGregor’s response to Dustin Poirier‘s respectful …read more

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Ben Askren claims that Conor McGregor’s ‘champ level’ days are gone

Ben Askren doesn’t believe that Conor McGregor will ever be a UFC champion again.
McGregor, who is the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion was also the first-ever simultaneous two-division champion …read more

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Leon Edwards Open To Tyron Woodley Fight

Leon Edwards has had his eyes set on Jorge Masvidal since their backstage altercation at UFC London in March. Yet, “Gamebred” went onto fight Ben Askren while the Englishman fought …read more

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Ben Askren vs. Demian Maia will headline UFC’s return to Singapore

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A highly anticipated showdown between two elite grapplers is expected to headline the UFC’s return to Singapore on Oct. 26 as Ben Askren meets Demian …read more

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Ben Askren vs. Demian Maia set as UFC Singapore main event

A battle between two of the most skilled grapplers in the UFC welterweight division is set to headline the UFC’s return to Singapore this fall, when Ben Askren takes on …read more

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Askren: Maia Fight Is A Done Deal For Oct. 26

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A rumored showdown between Ben Askren and Demian Maia seems to have been signed, sealed and soon-to-be delivered. That’s …read more

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Ben Askren Says Demian Maia Fight is ‘Done Deal’

According to Ben Askren, his next fight is booked and will be against Demian Maia on Oct. 26 at UFC Fight Night 162 in Singapore. “Funky” tweeted out the scrap …read more

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Mike Perry Wants To Fight Ben Askren For Charity

Mike Perry has his sights set on Ben Askren. Perry suffered a rough split decision loss to Vicente Luque earlier this month. During the bout, Luque hit a flying knee …read more

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Pettis: ‘No beef’ with Askren after Masvidal praise

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The former UFC lightweight champion is cool with his longtime Roufusport teammate Ben Askren. Things are good between Roufusport fighters …read more

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Mike Perry challenges Ben Askren to fight for charity

UFC welterweight Mike Perry took to social media to challenge Ben Askren to a fight, with the loser donating $20,000 to a charity of the winner’s choosing.
Here’s what Perry said …read more

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Anthony Pettis responds to backlash surrounding Masvidal-Askren KO comment

Anthony Pettis and Ben Askren are training partners at Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. So, it’d be safe to assume Pettis was was disappointed when Askren was brutally knocked out by …read more

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Anthony Pettis says there's 'no beef' with Ben Askren after Jorge Masvidal praise

Anthony Pettis was caught in some potential drama regarding a comment he made on one of the episodes of “UFC Embedded” leading up to his UFC 241 fight with Nate …read more

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Askren not happy with teammate Pettis after Masvidal praise

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Anthony Pettis said he was “happy as f-ck” for Jorge Masvidal after beating Ben Askren at UFC 239, even though …read more

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Ben Askren blindsided by video of Anthony Pettis saying he's 'happy' about Jorge Masvidal KO

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Dillon Danis knows how to stir the pot, and he seems to have done just that again by highlighting …read more

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Jorge Masvidal calls Ben Askren a “Ho” for wanting to clear the air with Anthony Pettis

Jorge Masvidal may have knocked out Ben Askren in record-setting time at UFC 239, but that clearly has not put an end to their rivalry.
Earlier today, video footage was leaked …read more

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Ben Askren Not Happy With Anthony Pettis Over Comments On KO Loss

There may be a rift brewing between teammates Ben Askren and Anthony Pettis. Last month, Askren shared the Octagon with Jorge Masvidal in a grudge match. While many expected to …read more

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Ben Askren reacts after video footage shows Anthony Pettis saying he was happy about Jorge Masvidal KO

UFC standouts Anthony Pettis and Ben Askren train together on a regular basis at Roufusport Gym in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
So it came as big surprise to many, including Askren, when video …read more

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Jorge Masvidal Confirms He’d Sign Nate Diaz Fight ‘In A Heartbeat’

Jorge Masvidal in fully on board for a huge fight with Nate Diaz. ‘Gamebred’ has been seeking a monster payday versus Conor McGregor ever since he starched Ben Askren in …read more

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Ben Askren believes Anthony Pettis will make Nate Diaz look ‘real bad’ at UFC 241

Ben Askren is not giving Nate Diaz much of a chance in his upcoming fight with Anthony Pettis at this weekend’s UFC 241 event.
The former Bellator and ONE Champion, Askren …read more

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Jorge Masvidal responds to Ben Askren’s ‘thank you’ demand

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Jorge Masvidal did thank Ben Askren… somehow. UFC welterweight Ben Askren views his UFC 239 loss to Jorge Masvidal from a unique …read more

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Jorge Masvidal Vows To 'Wipe The Floor' With Leon Edwards, Says Fight Happens on His Terms

2019 has been a good year for Jorge Masvidal, knocking out Darren Till in London in March before putting away Ben Askren in a UFC-record five seconds last month. While …read more

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Jorge Masvidal Vows To 'Wipe The Floor' With Leon Edwards, Says The Fight Will Happen on His Terms

2019 has been a good year for Jorge Masvidal, knocking out Darren Till in London in March before putting away Ben Askren in a UFC-record five seconds last month. While …read more

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VIDEO: Jorge Masvidal has heated message for ‘bug’ Leon Edwards

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – Jorge Masvidal speaks to the media at UFC Uruguay about his recent knockout win over Ben Askren, the welterweight title picture, Leon Edwards’ recent callout, what’s next …read more

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Jorge Masvidal Responds To Ben Askren: ‘Thank You To Your F*cking Chin’

Jorge Masvidal has offered a humorous response to Ben Askren’s request for a “thank you.” Last month, Masvidal and Askren shared the Octagon in a grudge match. Leading up to …read more

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Jorge Masvidal responds to Ben Askren’s request for a ‘thank you’

Jorge Masvidal squared off against Ben Askren on the main card of UFC 239 in what was considered to be the most highly anticipated bout of the evening.
Masvidal entered the …read more

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Dana White responds to Jorge Masvidal’s title shot demands

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UFC president Dana White has a response to Jorge Masvidal’s recent demands. Jorge Masvidal’s highlight reel win over Ben Askren at UFC 239 …read more

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Fortunes changed for five at UFC on ESPN 5

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When Jorge Masvidal set the UFC record with his five-second knockout of Ben Askren on July 6, the momentum was …read more

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Ben Askren responds to critics suggesting Demian Maia fight will be boring

Ben Askren will return to the Octagon later this year to take on Demian Maia.
Askren was hoping to earn a title shot with a win in his latest fight at …read more

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Covington rips ‘piece of sh-t’ Jones, ‘irrelevant’ Woodley and ‘bum’ Ben Askren

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Colby Covington puts Jon Jones, Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren on blast. It’s safe to say that Colby Covington isn’t …read more

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Chael Sonnen believes ‘something great is going to happen for Jorge Masvidal’

When Jorge Masvidal knocked out Ben Askren in five seconds at UFC 239, he asserted himself as one of the uppermost contenders in the crowded UFC welterweight division. Unfortunately for …read more

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Ben Askren believes Jorge Masvidal should probably be thanking him

Ben Askren is very disappointed that he was knocked out by Jorge Masvidal at UFC 239, but he’s managed to find a silver lining in this abrupt defeat.
He believes he …read more

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Don’t Be Rude, Thank Me For Making You Rich!

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It’s been close to a month since Jorge Masvidal knocked out Ben Askren in a record-setting five seconds with a …read more

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Ben Askren says he ‘messed up’ his life goal after KO loss to Jorge Masvidal

It has been a month since Ben Askren suffered his first professional loss to Jorge Masvidal. There, he was knocked out by a flying knee in just five seconds.
Now, looking …read more

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Colby Covington trashes Jon Jones, Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren for post-fight comments

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Colby Covington had arguably the best performance of his career this past weekend at UFC on ESPN 5, but that didn’t stop …read more

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Ben Askren issues ‘apology’ for losing to Jorge Masvidal

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Ben Askren being Ben Askren on Twitter. Former ONE and Bellator champion Ben Askren incurred his first career lost at UFC 239 early …read more

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Trash talk super unnecessary: Demian Maia, Ben Askren amicably pre-book fight date

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Ben Askren issues an apology to the UFC and Fight Fans

Had Ben Askren defeated Jorge Masvidal at last month’s UFC 239 event, it was expected that ‘Funky’ would be the next man to challenge Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title.
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Ben Askren and Demian Maia verbally agree to fight at UFC Singapore

Perennial UFC welterweight contenders Ben Askren and Demian Maia have verbally agreed to meet at October’s UFC Singapore event.
The former Bellator and ONE champion, Askren (19-1 MMA), took to Twitter …read more

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Colby Covington says he tweeted at Ben Askren because he 'kneeded' a friend

NEWARK, N.J. – After an image surfaced of Jorge Masvidal and Tyron Woodley side by side in ice baths, Colby Covington sent out a tweet to Ben Askren.
“Chaos” jokingly said …read more

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Jorge Masvidal on Conor McGregor: 'The Dude Is A F---ing G'

Jorge Masvidal’s profile has never been higher in the eyes of UFC fans than right now, after his record-breaking five second knockout of the previously undefeated Ben Askren last month …read more

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Colby Covington Says Ben Askren Will Be Released If He Loses Next Fight

Colby Covington believes Ben Askren’s next fight is a must-win. Askren is coming off of a five-second knockout loss to Jorge Masvidal at UFC 239. He is now rumored to …read more

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Colby Covington believes Ben Askren gets ‘his walking papers’ if he loses to Demian Maia

Colby Covington and Ben Askren do not like each other to say the least. They trade shots at one another in interviews and “Chaos” believes “Funky” will be released if …read more

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Tyron Woodley Responds to Backlash for Masvidal Pics

Tyron Woodley was recently subjected to criticism from fans and fighters alike for taking pictures chumming up with Jorge Masvidal after Masvidal knocked out his best friend, Ben Askren, in …read more

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Dana White Claims Conor McGregor Was Angry for Suggesting Jorge Masvidal Would Be Too Big

After Jorge Masvidal’s emphatic knockout victory over Ben Askren earlier this month at UFC 239, former lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor was a name that popped up as a …read more

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Dana White Claims Conor McGregor Was Angry At Him for Suggesting Jorge Masvidal Would Be Too Big an Opponent

After Jorge Masvidal’s emphatic knockout victory over Ben Askren earlier this month at UFC 239, former lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor was a name that popped up as a …read more

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Conor McGregor ‘pissed off’ that Dana White said Jorge Masvidal is too big for him

Shortly after Jorge Masvidal defeated Ben Askren with a five-second flying knee knockout at UFC 239, he called for a superfight with Conor McGregor. UFC President Dana White, however, promptly …read more

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Conor McGregor Takes Issue With Dana White Saying Jorge Masvidal Is Too Big For Him

Conor McGregor is none too pleased with UFC president Dana White over recent comments. Jorge Masvidal’s stock has never been higher. Following his record-setting five-second knockout over Ben Askren at …read more

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Tyron Woodley says he and Ben Askren are good after Jorge Masvidal photo shoot

Everybody calm down. It’s not what it looked like.
That was essentially Tyron Woodley’s response Friday after Bellator rising star Dillon Danis stirred the pot by questioning the former UFC champion’s …read more

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Colby Covington to Ben Askren: I think we need new best friends

Former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington believes he and Ben Askren need to find some ‘new best friends’.
Covington recently took to Twitter where he shared the following photo of …read more

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