Quote: Ben Askren vs. Demian Maia Is ‘Grappling Fan’s Dream’

Ben Askren’s coach Duke Roufus believes fans of the grappling game will appreciate “Funky” vs. Demian Maia. Askren vs. Maia is set to headline UFC Singapore on Oct. 26. “Funky” will look to rebound from his five-second kno…

Ben Askren’s coach Duke Roufus believes fans of the grappling game will appreciate “Funky” vs. Demian Maia. Askren vs. Maia is set to headline UFC Singapore on Oct. 26. “Funky” will look to rebound from his five-second knockout loss to Jorge Masvidal via flying knee. As for Maia, he’s looking to extend his winning streak […]

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Ben Askren Announces Upcoming Match-Up With Demian Maia

Ben Askren has a date for his UFC return. And he’s claiming it’s against grappling wiz Demian Maia. That’s according to the onetime hyped star, who announced on Twitter today (Tues., August 20, 2019) that it was a “done deal&#82…

Ben Askren has a date for his UFC return. And he’s claiming it’s against grappling wiz Demian Maia. That’s according to the onetime hyped star, who announced on Twitter today (Tues., August 20, 2019) that it was a “done deal” he will meet Maia. Askren announced the October 26 date this fall: “Done deal! Oct […]

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Ben Askren Announces Demian Maia Fight Is ‘Done Deal’

Both men agreed to it on social media, and now it seems both have put pen to paper. According to Ben Askren, his fight with Demian Maia at UFC Singapore is a “done deal.” “Funky” took to Twitter to announce the news, that he’ll be taking on the Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace at the October 26 […]

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Both men agreed to it on social media, and now it seems both have put pen to paper. According to Ben Askren, his fight with Demian Maia at UFC Singapore is a “done deal.”

“Funky” took to Twitter to announce the news, that he’ll be taking on the Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace at the October 26 show. Askren says the fight will determine who is the “best MMA grappler on planet earth.”

Askren isn’t necessarily exaggerating when he says the fight could determine who the best MMA grappler on the planet is. Both himself and Maia have been extremely dominant on the mat against their opponents in MMA competition. Askren was previously undefeated with a record of 19-0-1. However, he got caught with a flying knee by Jorge Masvidal while shooting in on a takedown in his last fight.

The knockout loss was the fastest in UFC history at five seconds. Now, Askren is ready to bounce back against the 41-year-old Maia, who is currently on a two-fight win streak. Despite his age, Maia is still one of the best 170-pound fighters in the world, as he competed for a UFC welterweight title just two years ago in 2017 against Tyron Woodley.

What do you think about the matchup between Askren and Maia?

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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 that broke Perry’s nose. “Platinum” had to undergo surgery for a few…

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 that broke Perry’s nose. “Platinum” had to undergo surgery for a few hours as he had prior injuries to the nose as well. Perry Calls […]

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Mike Perry Challenges Ben Askren: ‘Since We Both Took A Knee’

Mike Perry is looking to get right back into action after having his nose shattered in his last outing against Vicente Luque. Perry took a knee to the face towards the end of his meeting with Luque at UFC Uruguay, breaking his nose badly. The aftermath resulted in a terribly disfigured nose for Perry, as […]

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Mike Perry is looking to get right back into action after having his nose shattered in his last outing against Vicente Luque.

Perry took a knee to the face towards the end of his meeting with Luque at UFC Uruguay, breaking his nose badly. The aftermath resulted in a terribly disfigured nose for Perry, as you can see in the photo above. Now, with Perry’s return time looking to be a lot earlier than expected, “Platinum” is already looking to lay down the foundation for his return.

Taking to Twitter, Perry decided to call out fellow welterweight star Ben Askren. Perry noted that the matchup would make sense “since we both took a knee.” He also would like the fight to go towards a good cause.

“Since we both took a knee have to sit out and like to talk how about we start the talk for @Benaskren vs myself and take a stand for charity at the same time. Winner donates 20 grand to a charity of the losers choosing. Or I stay quiet and wait for the cards to play out”

The knee Perry is referring to, in regards to Askren, is the five-second flying knee knockout loss “Funky” suffered against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 239. Masvidal’s dismantling of Askren was the fastest knockout in UFC history. However, there have been rumors that Askren is gearing up for a fight against Demian Maia for his return. We’ll have to wait and see how things play out.

What do you think about Perry challenging Askren to fight next?

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Anthony Pettis Claims There’s ‘No Beef’ With Teammate Ben Askren

Prior to his fight with Nate Diaz at UFC 241 this past weekend (Sat. August 17, 2019), it seemed like a bit of beef was brewing between teammates Anthony Pettis and Ben Askren. Pettis was caught on camera speaking to American Top Team’s Yoel Romero, a teammate of Jorge Masvidal. “Showtime” said he was happy […]

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Prior to his fight with Nate Diaz at UFC 241 this past weekend (Sat. August 17, 2019), it seemed like a bit of beef was brewing between teammates Anthony Pettis and Ben Askren.

Pettis was caught on camera speaking to American Top Team’s Yoel Romero, a teammate of Jorge Masvidal. “Showtime” said he was happy for Masvidal after his record-breaking knockout win over Askren at UFC 239. This seemed to upset “Funky,” who voiced his concerns on Twitter, saying he doesn’t need any “fake friends.”

Now that the dust has settled after Pettis’ decision defeat to Diaz, Pettis took to social media to address some of the rumblings of a beef between himself and Askren. The former 155-pound champion responded to some fan comments on his Instagram page who were questioning the situation.

Pettis claims he has “no beef” with Askren after his comments prior to UFC 241.

In regards to his comments, Pettis clarified he was happy for Masvidal’s success, because they’re friends, not happy because Askren got knocked out. He also said he believes Askren will bounce back after the defeat.

It will be interesting to see if Askren issues out any further comments on the situation.

What do you think about Pettis claiming there’s no beef with Askren?

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