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Ben Askren shares his safe bets for UFC 246: McGregor vs Cerrone

Former Bellator and ONE champion Ben Askren believes there are some safe bets for tonight’s UFC 246: McGregor vs Cerrone event.
The welterweight standout, Askren, who recently retired following his submission …read more

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Posted on January 18, 2020, 8:16 pm By
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Masvidal apologizes to Chase Hooper for KO-ing his dad, Ben Askren

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UFC featherweight Chase Hooper spent some time interviewing fighters for UFC 246 fight week, and couldn’t resist having some fun at Jorge Masvidal’s …read more

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Posted on January 17, 2020, 9:16 pm By
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Video: Jorge Masvidal pranked by Ben Askren’s “son” at UFC 246 media day

Ben Askren’s “son” had a bone to pick with Jorge Masvidal after the “BMF” champ knocked out his “dad.”
During UFC 246 media day, Masvidal made an appearance to speak …read more

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Ben Askren predicts Maycee Barber will be champion by 2021

Before she got her scheduled fight against Roxanne Modafferi at UFC 246, Maycee Barber was very public and open in her pursuit of a possible fight against Paige VanZant. For …read more

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Ben Askren picks Jorge Masvidal as 2019 Fighter of The Year

Retired UFC star Ben Askren has swallowed his pride and picked Jorge Masvidal as his 2019 Fighter of the Year.

Heading into 2019 nobody was really giving Masvidal a second thought, …read more

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Ben Askren: Jorge Masvidal Deserves 2019 Fighter Of The Year

Despite their tumultuous history, Ben Askren is giving Jorge Masvidal his due. Masvidal’s popularity skyrocketed when he made UFC history. “Gamebred” knocked out Askren in just five seconds with a …read more

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Askren: Masvidal is Fighter of the Year; Unfortunately, he deserves it

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Retired welterweight fighter Ben Askren names his 2019 Fighter of the Year. During the build-up of UFC 239 last July, Ben Askren and Jorge …read more

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Ben Askren says he has interviewed with ESPN for commentary gig

Former UFC welterweight contender Ben Askren said that he recently had an interview with sports leader ESPN for an MMA commentary gig.
Askren retired from mixed martial arts after suffering a …read more

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Triple Take: Should Jorge Masvidal chase a title first, or a 'Red Panty Night' in 2020?

Jorge Masvidal had a 2019 to remember. “Gamebred” became the year’s breakout star thanks to stunning knockouts of Darren Till and Ben Askren, plus his “BMF” title victory over Nate …read more

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Masvidal Eyes McGregor, Not Kam-Owl Usman

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Jorge Masvidal had himself a great 2019, winning three fights via knockout over Darren Till, Ben Askren and Nate Diaz (doctors stoppage), all in …read more

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Ben Askren picks Jorge Masvidal as 2019 'Fighter of Year': 'Unfortunately, I think he deserves it'

It might have been hard for Ben Askren to admit, but Jorge Masvidal is his ‘Fighter of the Year.’
Askren was infamously on the receiving end of one of the greatest …read more

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MMA Fighting’s 2019 Knockout of the Year: Jorge Masvidal rocks Ben Askren for fastest KO in UFC history 

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1. JORGE MASVIDAL VS. BEN ASKREN, UFC 239
In a year with plenty of thrilling finishes, it was hard to top the fastest knockout in …read more

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Posted on January 2, 2020, 2:16 pm By
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Jorge Masvidal Won’t Allow Kamaru Usman To Big-Time Him (Video)

Jorge Masvidal has fired back at Kamaru Usman for playing the “big-timing” game. Masvidal’s popularity has undoubtedly soared in 2019. With finishes over Darren Till, Ben Askren, and Nate Diaz, …read more

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Video: Dawid Smielowski hits possibly the cleanest flying knee you'll ever see

It’s unlikely Dawid Smielowski will attract the attention that Jorge Masvidal got after knocking out Ben Askren at UFC 239.
However, the undefeated Polish lightweight presented a brutal flying knee of …read more

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MMA SQUARED: Jorge Masvidal and Ben Askren squash their beef — a dramatization

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. “It’s not over for Ben,” Masvidal said. “If I see that dude at Whole Foods, I’m going to slap that dude up …read more

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Posted on December 18, 2019, 2:16 pm By
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Ben Askren takes aim at ‘dork’ Conor McGregor after NMF Title tweet

There’s a lot to be said for Conor McGregor’s persona, mainly because it’s gotten him to such a high point within the landscape of mixed martial arts.

The popular Irishman has …read more

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Ben Askren believes Kamaru Usman made crucial error in UFC 245 post-fight interview

Kamaru Usman got the win he sought at UFC 245, weathering some early adversity to stop his ferocious challenger Colby Covington in the fifth round. According to the newly retired …read more

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Jorge Masvidal & Ben Askren Exchange Pleasantries Following UFC 245

Jorge Masvidal and Ben Askren were bitter enemies going into their bout back in July, but it appears things are far different five months later. Masvidal’s star truly shined after …read more

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Posted on December 16, 2019, 4:16 pm By
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Jorge Masvidal and Ben Askren had a nice Twitter exchange thanks to Colby Covington

Jorge Masvidal has thrown more shade towards Colby Covington, but this time he did so by complimenting an unlikely former foe.
While many people find it hard to believe that the …read more

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Jorge Masvidal gives a respectful shoutout to Ben Askren, “Funky” responds

Jorge Masvidal and Ben Askren had one of the bigger rivalries this year, yet it appears that beef has been squashed.
In the lead up to their UFC 239 fight, the …read more

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Ben Askren roasts Colby Covington over failed Kamaru Usman diss

Ben Askren may not be competing inside the Octagon anymore, but he can certainly give his views on what’s happening in the current landscape of the sport – and as …read more

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New Rankings! ‘Bigi Boy’ Cracks Top 5 In DC

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently updated its official rankings, which are a little lighter with the absences of Ben Askren and …read more

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Ben Askren fires back after Mike Perry calls him a “bum”

Former UFC welterweight contender Ben Askren fired back at Mike Perry after “Platinum” called “Funky” a bum, suggesting Perry will one day be homeless.
Perry was recently a guest on UFC …read more

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Ben Askren won’t be coaching fighters after retirement, but still plans to work with Maycee Barber

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At his core, Ben Askren was always a wrestler, and that will remain his primary focus following his retirement from MMA.
As a two-time NCAA champion …read more

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Mike Perry: Ben Askren’s A Bum

Mike Perry is not exactly impressed by Ben Askren’s MMA career. Ben Askren entered the UFC with a tremendous amount of hype and lofty expectations that was elevated by Askren …read more

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VIDEO: ONE Championship posts Ben Askren career retrospective, thanking its former champion

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Ben Askren finished his career with less than desirable results in the UFC Octagon, going 1-2 in his final three fights. He was still one of the …read more

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Jorge Masvidal, after defeating Nate Diaz, is now gunning for older brother Nick Diaz (video)

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Jorge Masvidal has catapulted his stardom to an entirely new level in 2019 with wins over Darren Till, Ben Askren, and Nate Diaz. …read more

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Masvidal to Askren: ‘Two losses can’t discourage you’

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“BMF” titleholder Jorge Masvidal feels Ben Askren retired a little too early. Jorge Masvidal was the man who dealt Ben Askren his …read more

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Unfiltered Episode 346: Mike Perry, Ben Askren and Aljamain Sterling

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