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For Bellator champ Patricio Freire, fighting UFC's Jose Aldo would fill missing chapter in MMA history

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When news broke of the historic deal that allowed Demetrious Johnson and Ben Askren to be “traded” between their …read more

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Bellator boss Scott Coker, Ben Askren clash on Twitter over past dealings

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It’s a rare occurrence when Bellator President Scott Coker gets into a public spat with a fighter on social medial. Who’d have predicted this …read more

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Ben Askren and Scott Coker exchange shots online over failed Bellator negotiations

Undefeated welterweight fighter Ben Askren (18-0 MMA) was apparently in talks with Bellator’s Scott Coker just weeks before he was traded to the UFC by ONE Championship.
According to the Bellator …read more

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Scott Coker & Ben Askren Argue Over Failed Negotiations

Bellator President Scott Coker and Ben Askren went back-and-forth over failed negotiations. Askren is the newest member of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) roster. This is thanks to a trade …read more

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Ben Askren, Scott Coker clash over possible Bellator deal

It sounds like Ben Askren was recently in talks to make a return to Bellator. The question is under what circumstances.
In an interview with The Fight Guys podcast that was …read more

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Scott Coker Says Bellator Was In Talks With ONE Championship Before Ben Askren Trade

Bellator President Scott Coker explains why things didn’t work out in terms of co-promoting with ONE Championship to bring in Ben Askren. Despite initially retiring after a dominant win over …read more

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Bellator and ONE Championship were talking to Ben Askren before UFC trade

Just a few weeks ago, the UFC and ONE Championship did something no one thought was possible. They agreed to a trade that sent Demetrious Johnson to ONE and Ben …read more

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Chael Sonnen Wonders What The Thought Process Was In Booking Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler

Chael Sonnen wants to know the story behind the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) decision to book Ben Askren against Robbie Lawler in “Funky’s” debut with the promotion. Askren fired off …read more

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Bibiano Fernandes focused on eighth ONE title defense, but wouldn't say no to Eddie Alvarez fight

October was a big month for ONE Championship.
Shortly after the signing of former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, it the promotion traded Ben Askren for Demetrious Johnson with …read more

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Conor McGregor Calls on ONE Championship to Sign Entire UFC Flyweight Division

Nearly everyone involved initially saw Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson’s trade from the UFC to ONE Championship for Ben Askren as a win-win situation. That mostly appears to have held true …read more

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Ben Askren: UFC Wants Me to Lose to Robbie Lawler

Ever since joining the UFC roster, Ben Askren has turned up the volume of his rhetoric toward the UFC welterweight roster. He has gone out of his way to call …read more

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Ben Askren Says UFC’s “Hand Was Forced” To Sign Him

Several years ago, the UFC and Ben Askren nearly agreed to a contract to make the welterweight great a part of the promotion. However, somewhere along the road, those talks …read more

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Sijara Eubanks Reveals UFC 230 Run-In With Ben Askren

Sijara Eubanks confronted Ben Askren over recent comments he made. Eubanks competed this past Saturday night (Nov. 3). She went one-on-one with Roxanne Modafferi on the preliminary portion of UFC …read more

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Ben Askren credits 'the people' for UFC opportunity; Dana White says 'trade' idea was his

For many hardcore fans, Ben Askren’s impending deal with the UFC came with a question: Why now?
With the ink on his contract still not dry as of Saturday night, Askren …read more

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The A-Side Live Chat: UFC 230 fallout, Mayweather vs. Tenshin, Ben Askren, ONE, UFC Denver, Jon Jones, more

This is The A-Side Live Chat on MMA Fighting.
Today on the show, we’ll talk fallout from UFC 230 last weekend. Is Brock Lesnar really the right choice for Daniel Cormier’s …read more

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Ben Askren: UFC Booked Me With Lawler Because They Don't Want Me To Win

Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White promised that Ben Askren would be given a top-five welterweight in his debut and delivered, with Askren now scheduled to fight No. 5-ranked former …read more

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Unfiltered: Jon Anik and UFC 230 Recap

The great Jon Anik joins the show to help recap UFC 230, discuss his new four-year deal to stay on as the UFC’s lead play-by-play man, Ben Askren’s addition to …read more

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VIDEO | Sijara Eubanks puts Ben Askren on blast after backstage encounter

“What are you stepping to me for?”@SarJnCharge confronted @Benaskren at MSG on Saturday.
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Dana White Reportedly Working on Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler for UFC 233

Ben Askren has been calling for a top welterweight for his UFC debut, and it appears Dana White is going to grant his wish.
Though he wasn’t on Askren’s wish …read more

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Askren set for Jan. 26 UFC debut against Lawler

Undefeated UFC newcomer Ben Askren has booked his first contest in the Octagon, and it’s against a former champion. …read more

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Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler being finalized for UFC 233

It looks like Ben Askren will make his UFC debut against a former welterweight champion. According to UFC president Dana White, Ben Askren likely has his first UFC dance partner. …read more

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Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler Targeted for UFC 233 in Anaheim on Jan. 26

Ben Askren’s Octagon debut is nearly finalized, as the promotion is targeting a matchup with Robbie Lawler at UFC 233. …read more

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Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler in the works for UFC 233 in Anaheim

Ben Askren’s octagon debut will come against former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler at UFC 233 in January.
After the organization orchestrated a “trade” for former Bellator and ONE Championship titleholder …read more

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Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler Targeted for UFC 233 in January

A huge welterweight showdown is being targeted for UFC 233 as Ben Askren is expected to make his Octagon debut against former champion Robbie Lawler. Sources close to the contest …read more

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Ben Askren vs Robbie Lawler in the works for UFC 233

It looks like we know who “Funky” Ben Askren (18-0) will likely be making his UFC debut against and it happens to be the one guy that he hasn’t called …read more

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Ben Askren believes Conor McGregor won’t fight him because he will steal his ‘manhood’

At UFC 229, Conor McGregor made his long-awaited return to the Octagon to take on Khabib Nurmagomedov. Ultimately, McGregor lost in the fourth-round by submission. Now, however, another fighter similar …read more

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White Denies Hating Askren Or Blocking Him On Twitter

Turns out Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president, Dana White, never actually hated newly-signed welterweight contender, Ben Askren. He simply didn’t give a shit about the “Funky” Olympian or his Pluto-bound …read more

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Dana White Claims Trading For Ben Askren Was His Idea

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White says that trading for Ben Askren was an idea he came up with. The mixed martial arts community was set ablaze when a …read more

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Askren: I’m ready to kick the whole welterweight division’s ass

As usual, Ben Askren makes no bones about who he wants to fight, and how he feels about them. For the most part, Ben Askren will always be inextricably …read more

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Dana White assures he doesn’t hate Ben Askren: ‘This was my idea’

Given how long it took for Ben Askren, inarguably one of the best welterweights in the world, to sign with the UFC, you would not be faulted for thinking that …read more

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Dana White Disputes Notion That He Hates Ben Askren: ‘This Deal Was My Idea’

A few years back, it seemed laughable that UFC President Dana White would have any interest in signing Ben Askren. …read more

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MMA's week out of the cage: Ben Askren crashes UFC 230, Colby Covington's letter from Trump

Social media has become a significant part of the sporting landscape. But few, if any, professional sports match the level of interaction and personal access provided by MMA.
In an individual …read more

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UFC Targets Lawler Vs. Thompson And Askren Vs. Till

On Saturday night, the undefeated Ben Askren had his coming out party with the UFC, showing up on the broadcast multiple times and being interviewed all over Madison Square Garden. …read more

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Dana White says bringing Ben Askren to the UFC was ‘a great deal for me’

UFC president Dana White wanted to make one thing clear before he went into the details of bringing Ben Askren into his company: He said he doesn’t hate “Funky Ben,” …read more

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Ben Askren says there are only two suitable opponents for his UFC debut

Former Bellator and ONE Championship title holder Ben Askren will make his UFC debut in 2019 and claims there are only two suitable opponents for his first fight with the …read more

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Ben Askren Reveals Who He’d Like to Fight First in the UFC

In a historic move, ONE FC and UFC worked out a trade deal involving Demetrious Johnson and Ben Askren. UFC offered up its former flyweight champion, Johnson, for the unbeaten …read more

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Ben Askren on his first UFC opponent: ‘It’s probably Robbie Lawler’

Freshly signed welterweight power wrestler Ben Askren made an appearance Saturday night at UFC 230, and he brought all that wild attitude he’s been using to blow up Twitter since …read more

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Ben Askren says Conor McGregor would never fight him, because Askren’s style ‘steals your manhood’

NEW YORK — Backstage at UFC 230, Ben Askren discusses his pending deal with the UFC, who he believes he’ll fight first, why Conor McGregor won’t fight him, if Dana …read more

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Ben Askren arrives at UFC 230, calls out welterweights: 'I'm ready to kick the whole division's ass'

NEW YORK – Ben Askren made his first appearance as a UFC fighter Saturday night when he arrived at UFC 230.
Askren (18-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has done nothing but call …read more

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UFC 230 Fighters Pick Who They Want Traded Next

The mixed martial arts (MMA) world was in a buzz last month when Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) dealt pound-for-pound legend Demetrious Johnson to ONE Championship for undefeated welterweight Ben Askren.
The …read more

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Ben Askren's vacated belt up for grabs in main event of ONE Championship 84 with Zebaztian Kadestam vs. Tyler McGuire

The title Ben Askren left behind at ONE Championship will be up for grabs later this month.
Promotion officials recently announced that Sweden’s Zebaztian Kadestam (10-4) will face undefeated American prospect …read more

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Dillon Danis plays tweet and delete, and Ben Askren absolutely roasts him for it!

Undefeated welterweight Ben Askren (18-0 MMA) was recently dealt from ONE Championship to the UFC in return for former flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson.
The historic trade, which could have a major …read more

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Joe Rogan discusses Ben Askren joining the UFC: “Everybody’s in trouble”

UFC color commentator Joe Rogan believes former Bellator and ONE Championship title holder Ben Askren will be giving a lot of fighters problems in the UFC.
Askren (18-0 MMA) was recently …read more

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One Championship 'Warrior's Dream' Lineup Announced For Nov. 17 in Jakarta

In One Championship’s return to Jakarta on Nov. 17, two welterweights will collide to vie for the belt vacated by former champion Ben Askren, who is heading to the Ultimate …read more

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UFC announces March stop in London — but will they bring Ben Askren?

The UFC is headed back to London, England’s O2 Arena on Saturday, March 16. The promotion announced this news on Thursday.
“Ever since our first event in London in 2002, the …read more

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Ben Askren lectures Sijara Eubanks for UFC 230 weigh-in miss: ‘Time to grow up’

For a fleeting moment, Sijara Eubanks was expected to battle Valentina Shevchenko for the UFC women’s flyweight title in the main event of UFC 230, which goes down in New …read more

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UFC 230 fighters weigh in on who they would like to see traded from the UFC

NEW YORK — With the historic contract swap that sent longtime UFC flyweight champion to ONE Championship for former welterweight champ Ben Askren, we’ve entered the season of hypothetical trades …read more

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Askren Willing To Fight ‘Overrated’ Till In London

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President, Dana White, promised Ben Askren a Top 5 opponent for his official Octagon debut, after signing “Funky” in a blockbuster trade that sent former flyweight …read more

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Posted on November 1, 2018, 5:16 pm By
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Watch the MMA Beat now

On this week’s episode, we’ll discuss the latest on UFC 230, the historic trade of Ben Askren for Demetrious Johnson, the role of Artem Lobov, Anthony Smith’s rise and more.
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Ben Askren Says He’ll Go To London To Get His Hands On Darren Till

It appears of all the options available to him, Ben Askren is most eager to fight Darren Till. Askren hasn’t been shy in letting Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweights know …read more

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Joe Rogan Believes Most UFC Fighters Will Struggle With Ben Askren's Wrestling

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s welterweight division added another potential title contender to its roster in undefeated former One Championship and Bellator MMA champion Ben Askren. …read more

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Ben Askren roasts Dillon Danis in multi-part Twitter onslaught

Ever since news of his move to the UFC surfaced, Ben Askren has been picking fights on social media with many of his peers in the UFC welterweight division. That …read more

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Much of the MMA world doesn’t believe in Ben Askren’s greatness, but UFC trade can change everything

If you are wondering which side of the Ben Askren vs. Demetrious Johnson trade thinks more highly of their acquisition, it isn’t hard to parse a guess. Within 24 hours …read more

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Ben Askren rips Dillon Danis in recent Twitter clash

Ben Askren shows how it may not be a good idea to start things up with him on Twitter. Ben Askren’s UFC signing has made a lot of noise …read more

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ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong makes bold prediction for Ben Askren’s run in the UFC

Former ONE Championship welterweight titleholder Ben Askren is now headed to the UFC — though the promotion has not officially announced his arrival just yet.
Askren’s long-awaited migration to the Octagon …read more

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Ben Askren pushes UFC to officially announce signing, says promotion is acting ’embarrassed’

The history-making trade is a done deal. Former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has been sent to ONE Championship in exchange for former ONE welterweight champ Ben Askren.
Strangely, however, the …read more

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#UFC Trading Mighty Mouse for Funky Ben Askren, ATT Logo on #MAGABomber Van - IF I DID IT

Welcome to IF I DID IT where we analyze and solve PR kerfuffles from the MMA world (insert hand gesture) not beyond. This week we discuss Ben Askren’s deal, …read more

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Malki Kawa Claims Demetrious Johnson’s ONE Deal Is Better Than Eddie Alvarez’s

Demetrious Johnson’s manager Malki Kawa hit the jackpot with his fighter. Johnson was traded to ONE Championship and in return the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) received Ben Askren. In Johnson, …read more

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ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong makes bold prediction for Ben Askren’s run in the UFC

Former ONE Championship welterweight titleholder Ben Askren is now headed to the UFC — though the promotion has not officially announced his arrival just yet.
Askren’s long-awaited migration to the Octagon …read more

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Bellator's Dillon Danis picks Twitter fight with Ben Askren, who claps back with authority

Ben Askren has already said he’d like to teach a lesson to one “immature punk kid” in the UFC, and it sounds like he wouldn’t mind doing the same to …read more

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Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2791 with Ben Askren, Bas Rutten, Ben Saunders, Burt Watson

Stream or download Monday’s episode of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Ben Askren, Bas Rutten, Ben Saunders and Burt Watson.
Former ONE Championship welterweight Askren came on the show to talk about …read more

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Ben Askren pushes UFC to officially announce signing, says promotion is acting ’embarrassed’

The history-making trade is a done deal. Former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has been sent to ONE Championship in exchange for former ONE welterweight champ Ben Askren.
Strangely, however, the …read more

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Is UFC Embarrassed It Hooked Up With Ben Askren?

Former ONE Championship welterweight champion Ben Askren, who also held gold for Bellator MMA under the “Bjork Rebney” era, wants to know when Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is going to …read more

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Ben Askren trolls the UFC for not yet announcing his arrival

It’s been roughly 72 hours since news broke of the “trade” between the UFC and ONE Championship that allowed Demetrious Johnson and Ben Askren to flip promotions.
ONE Championship already held …read more

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Ben Askren wants Darren Till, Promises to 'Beat His Ass, Make Him a Grown Man'

Ben Askren may not be a household name with casual fans yet, but that may change shortly, as the undefeated wrestler is on his way to the Ultimate Fighting Championship …read more

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Ben Askren ready to provide closure on his career, ‘We don’t know if I’m as good as I say I am.’

The biggest knock on Ben Askren throughout his dominant MMA career has been that we haven’t seen him face the very best and he realizes that.
But now we’re going to …read more

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Dana White Reacts To Askren-Johnson Trade

For the first time since the historic trade between Demetrious Johnson and Ben Askren, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White is talking about the departure of his greatest champion …read more

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Dana White: Askren will definitely fight somebody in the top five

UFC president Dana White already has some plans for Ben Askren, who will be making his company debut after a successful deal with ONE Championship. There was a time …read more

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Headed to the UFC, Ben Askren wants to make 'immature punk kid' Darren Till a 'grown man'

From former two-division UFC champion Georges St-Pierre to current 155-pound titleholder Khabib Nurmagomedov, Ben Askren’s machine gun of call-outs has hit quite a number of targets.
And that was before the …read more

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Dana White says Ben Askren will get a top 5 welterweight for his debut

Believe it or not, it has happened. Former Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight king Ben Askren has finally made his way to the UFC.
Now that he has made it, he’ll …read more

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Askren Wants Khabib, Then ‘GSP’

A few days ago, the historic trade between former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and ex-ONE and Bellator welterweight king, Ben Askren, was completed and paved the …read more

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Johnson Will Retire With ONE Championship

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson was officially traded for Ben Askren a few days ago, which means “Mighty Mouse” will now be showing off his skills …read more

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Ben Askren plans to prove his greatness without fighting Tyron Woodley for UFC welterweight title

Ben Askren has taken aim at just about every welterweight on the UFC roster. Except for one glaring omission — the champion Tyron Woodley.
Askren was a college wrestling teammate of …read more

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Dana White: Askren Getting Top 5 Foe in UFC Debut; ‘Mighty Mouse’ Never Got Love He Deserved

It sounds as though Ben Askren will be thrown directly into the fire when he makes his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut. …read more

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Ben Askren gives definitive response to talk of fight with Tyron Woodley: ‘No.’

By moving to the UFC, Ben Askren has opened the door to dozens of exciting new matchups, and he’s already started laying the foundation for some of those new fights. …read more

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Daily Debate results: Where does Ben Askren belong in UFC rankings?

It happened. History was made.
Over the weekend, the first major “trade” in MMA history got done when the UFC released former flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and ONE Championship released former …read more

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Morning Report: Tyron Woodley says Ben Askren would ‘wreck’ Khabib Nurmagomedov, Georges St-Pierre

The big news from MMA last week was the historic trade that sent former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson to ONE Championship in exchange for former ONE and Bellator welterweight …read more

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The MMA Hour with Ben Askren, Israel Adesanya, Anthony Smith, David Branch, Martin Lewandowski, the Monday Morning Analyst and more

11:30 a.m. ET: Show open.
11:35 a.m.: The Weigh-In.
11:45 a.m.: In the Monday Morning Analyst, I’ll look some of the bigger victories from UFC Moncton plus an examination of Ben Askren’s …read more

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Demetrious Johnson says it’s ‘unfortunate’ that the UFC might close the flyweight division

Demetrious Johnson joined ONE Championship this weekend as part of a historic trade which sent undefeated welterweight Ben Askren to the UFC.
The former UFC flyweight kingpin, Johnson (27-3-1 MMA), officially …read more

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It’s Official! Demetrious Johnson Signs With ONE Championship

The greatest flyweight of all time has found a new home. Former UFC champion Demetrious Johnson has signed with ONE Championship, while undefeated welterweight Ben Askren is expected to move …read more

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UFC, One Championship Finalize Historic Demetrious Johnson-Ben Askren Trade

The historic trade that will send Demetrious Johnson to One Championship and Ben Askren to the UFC is essentially is essentially a done deal, according to a report from ESPN. …read more

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Historic Trade Completed Sending Ben Askren to UFC, Demetrious Johnson to ONE Championship

A trade has been finalized that will send Ben Askren to the UFC in exchange for Demetrious Johnson, who will now compete in ONE Championship.
Sources close to the situation confirmed …read more

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ONE Championship CEO Welcomes Demetrious Johnson

The first major trade in mixed martial arts (MMA) history is official. The UFC has sent Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson to ONE Championship, in exchange for Ben Askren. “Mighty Mouse” …read more

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UFC-ONE Championship 'trade' moves forward as Demetrious Johnson, Ben Askren released

The MMA “trade” featuring Demetrious Johnson and Ben Askren has taken a major leap forward.
ESPN.com today reported the UFC has finalized terms to release former longtime flyweight champion Johnson (27-3-1 …read more

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Johnson and Askren released, clearing way for UFC-ONE ‘trade’

Demetrious Johnson and Ben Askren will be indeed be switching promotions. The reported “trade” between UFC and ONE Championship will be pushing through. According to ESPN, both organizations, along with …read more

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Done Deal! Ben Askren joins the UFC in historic trade for Demetrious Johnson!

It is officially a done deal! Former ONE Champion and Bellator welterweight title holder Ben Askren has joined the UFC roster.
A historic trade involving ONE Championship sending Ben Askren to …read more

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Historic trade reportedly finalized: Ben Askren heads to UFC, Demetrious Johnson to ONE

An unprecedented deal was finalized Saturday which will bring an undefeated former world champion into the UFC while shipping one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters in mixed martial arts history …read more

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Sources: Johnson, Askren trade set for UFC, ONE

The UFC has agreed to release Demetrious Johnson so he can sign with ONE Championship, which has agreed to release Ben Askren to sign with UFC, sources told ESPN. …read more

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Ben Askren Pokes Fun At Dana White Following UFC Trade

It looks like Ben Askren is now a part of the UFC roster. The UFC and ONE Championship have reportedly agreed to terms on the trade of Demetrious Johnson for …read more

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Sources: Johnson, Askren trade set for UFC, ONE

The UFC has agreed to release Demetrious Johnson so he can sign with ONE Championship, which has agreed to release Ben Askren to sign with UFC, sources told ESPN. …read more

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Colby responds to Askren: ‘That needle d-ck’ doesn’t ‘impress me’

Colby Covington puts Ben Askren on blast for calling out the UFC roster. Ben Askren hasn’t signed with the UFC just yet, but that hasn’t stopped the multi-promotion champion from …read more

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Fightweets: Who should be Ben Askren’s first UFC foe?

It seemed for a little while there that we were going to have an actual slow week for once in mixed martial arts, didn’t it? But then the MMA Gods …read more

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Jon Jones manager has an interesting exchange with Ben Askren on Twitter

Ben Askren is currently in the process of being traded from ONE Championship to the UFC in exchange for former flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson.
The historic trade, which is expected to …read more

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Covington Claims Askren Can’t Draw ‘15 People Into An Asian Bingo Hall’

Since it was announced earlier this week that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) may acquire undefeated welterweight Ben Askren from ONE Championship in exchange for pound-for-pound great Demetrious Johnson, fighters of …read more

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Askren calls out many UFC stars, but not McGregor: ‘Why bother?’

Ben Askren has been using social media to challenge many UFC stars, but he’s not calling out the one with the most money. Ben Askren is suddenly on the lips …read more

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With championship trilogy looming, Adriano Moraes offers to welcome Demetrious Johnson to ONE

A possible trade between UFC and ONE Championship, transferring two of their biggest talents Demetrious Johnson and Ben Askren, is not even official yet, but that didn’t stop former ONE …read more

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Here’s Why Askren Won't Be Calling Out McGregor

Former ONE Championship welterweight titleholder Ben Askren, who also held gold for Bellator MMA before closing up shop and heading to Asia, is on the brink of signing with Ultimate …read more

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Colby Covington Rags On Ben Askren’s Drawing Ability

Colby Covington believes Ben Askren is biting off more than he can chew. Covington and Askren are two welterweights who refuse to hold their tongues. “Chaos” has a rivalry brewing …read more

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Daily Debate results: Biggest winner of proposed 'trade' between UFC, ONE Championship

If all goes according to plan, a “trade” soon will be executed between the UFC and ONE Championship in which Demetrious Johnson and Ben Askren would swap promotions. It would …read more

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Tyron Woodley Thinks Ben Askren ‘Wrecks’ Khabib & GSP

Tyron Woodley believes his teammate and longtime friend Ben Askren would have no trouble handling Khabib Nurmagomedov and Georges St-Pierre. It’s all but confirmed that Askren will be making his …read more

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