Ben Askren: Jon Jones Is Likely Worth More Than What UFC Is Paying Him

Former UFC welterweight Ben Askren believes Jon Jones should get higher pay but may be fighting an uphill battle. Jones and the UFC are at odds. Jones expressed interest in a heavyweight bout with Francis Ngannou. “Bones” felt he should be …

Former UFC welterweight Ben Askren believes Jon Jones should get higher pay but may be fighting an uphill battle. Jones and the UFC are at odds. Jones expressed interest in a heavyweight bout with Francis Ngannou. “Bones” felt he should be compensated more for making a change in weight class. Things went south quickly after […]

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Ben Askren Explains Why Conor McGregor Didn’t Make His GOAT List

Ben AskrenFormer welterweight contender Ben Askren has explained why Conor McGregor did not make his list of the greatest fighters in mixed martial arts history. This past weekend the Irish superstar started a huge debate in the MMA world as he released his list of the best fighters of all-time. McGregor picked four fighters who he […]

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Former welterweight contender Ben Askren has explained why Conor McGregor did not make his list of the greatest fighters in mixed martial arts history. This past weekend the Irish superstar started a huge debate in the MMA world as he released his list of the best fighters of all-time. McGregor picked four fighters who he believes stand out from the rest.

At the top of that list was middleweight legend Anderson Silva who was closely followed by McGregor himself. In third was former two-weight champion Georges St-Pierre and in fourth was current light-heavyweight king Jon Jones.

This caused much discussion among fans and fighters who were quick to offer their opinions on the McGregor GOAT list and offer up their own. Askren released his own seven-man list of MMA greats yesterday and it had one obvious omission, he wrote on Twitter.

“7 People in discussion for MMA GOAT. Some have much better cases than others, but all have cases. Fedor [Emelianenko] and BJ [Penn] would have had cases had they retired earlier. GSP [Georges St Pierre], Anderson [Silva], DJ [Demetrious Johnson], Khabib [Nurmagomedov], Jon Jones DC [Daniel Cormier], and Henry [Cejudo].” 

Ben Askren Says Conor McGregor Isn’t An MMA Great

A fan asked Askren why McGregor didn’t make his list. ‘Funky’ claimed the fact ‘Notorious’ never defended a title and lost to Nate Diaz rules him out of the GOAT debate, he wrote.

“Conor never defended either of his belts and loss to Nate Diaz takes him out of conversation.”

The former ONE and Bellator champion went on to speak about dual weight UFC champion Amanda Nunes who he notes is the best female to ever do it despite the fact she didn’t make his exclusive list.

“Nunes is the female GOAT by a mile,” Askren wrote.

Do you think Ben Askren is right to leave Conor McGregor off his GOAT list?

Ben Askren Trolls Conor McGregor With His Own GOAT List

Ben Askren is aware of Conor McGregor’s GOAT list and he’s decided to create one of his own. McGregor caused a ruckus on social media after declaring himself at least the number two greatest mixed martial artist of all time. The “Noto…

Ben Askren is aware of Conor McGregor’s GOAT list and he’s decided to create one of his own. McGregor caused a ruckus on social media after declaring himself at least the number two greatest mixed martial artist of all time. The “Notorious” one also said a strong case could be made for him being tied […]

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Ben Askren Reveals The Seven Fighters On His GOAT List

Ben AskrenRetired welterweight Ben Askren has named seven fighters who he believes should be seen as the greatest in mixed martial arts history. The former ONE and Bellator champion has revealed his list in response to Conor McGregor who caused an uproar when he released his own list this past weekend. ‘Notorious’ ranked Anderson Silva as […]

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Retired welterweight Ben Askren has named seven fighters who he believes should be seen as the greatest in mixed martial arts history. The former ONE and Bellator champion has revealed his list in response to Conor McGregor who caused an uproar when he released his own list this past weekend.

‘Notorious’ ranked Anderson Silva as the best of all-time. The Brazilian knockout artist was closely followed by McGregor himself. Next up was Georges St-Pierre in third place and current light-heavyweight king Jon Joes was in the fourth and final spot.

Askren took to social media to reveal the seven fighters who he believes to be the best off all-time, he wrote.

“7 People in discussion for MMA GOAT. Some have much better cases than others, but all have cases. Fedor [Emelianenko] and BJ [Penn] would have had cases had they retired earlier. GSP [Georges St Pierre], Anderson [Silva], DJ [Demetrious Johnson], Khabib [Nurmagomedov], Jon Jones DC [Daniel Cormier], and Henry [Cejudo].” 

While Askren has covered pretty much all the great fighters worthy of the accolade of GOAT, one particular name is missing from the list. Former dual weight champion McGregor who started the GOAT debate has clearly not done enough to earn his place as an MMA great in the eyes of Askren. His bitter rival Khabib Nurmagomedov has though, as have Daniel Cormier, Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson and Henry Cejudo who were also left off of McGregor’s GOAT list.

Do you think the Ben Askren GOAT list is better or worse than Conor McGregor’s?

Dana White Says Jorge Masvidal vs. Ben Askren Is His Favourite KO Ever

Dana WhiteUFC president Dana White has revealed Jorge Masvidal’s flying knee knockout over Ben Askren is his favourite of all time. White made the statement while answering fan questions during an AMA on Reddit. A fan asked him what his favourite KO ever was and he was honest with his answer, although keen to express it’s […]

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UFC president Dana White has revealed Jorge Masvidal’s flying knee knockout over Ben Askren is his favourite of all time.

White made the statement while answering fan questions during an AMA on Reddit. A fan asked him what his favourite KO ever was and he was honest with his answer, although keen to express it’s nothing to do with his hatred of Askren, he said.

“Hmmm. When I give you this answer everyone is going to think it’s because I don’t like Ben Askren. And it’s just not true at all. I do like Ben. But it’s hard not to pick Masvidal vs Askren”

Masvidal and Askren met on the main card of UFC 239 in July 2019. The welterweight contenders both appeared on the cusp of big things. ‘Gamebred’ had just knocked out fellow contender Darren Till. ‘Funky’ controversially submitted former champion, Robbie Lawler, in his UFC debut.

Throughout the build-up Masvidal and Askren exchanged barbs and it was clear for all to see neither man was fond of his opponent. Once fight night came though things were settled in brutally quick fashion.

Masvidal came sprinting out of his corner landing a perfectly timed flying knee that left Askren stiff on the mat. Five seconds was the official time making it the fastest KO in UFC history. Although in reality, Askren was asleep much quicker, that didn’t stop ‘Gamebred’ from throwing in a few extra shots for good measure. Masvidal was, of course, awarded the knockout of the year in 2019 and the fight clip now appears to constantly shared on social media.

White is not wrong with his pick at all and many fans will agree Masvidal scored the greatest KO of all-time vs. Askren. However, given his history with Askren it does seem to be a dig. White infamously refused to sign Askren for years because he didn’t like his fighting style or personality. By the time ‘Funky’ reached the UFC, he was way past his peak fighting years and struggled to perform at his true potential.

Do you agree with Dana White? Is Jorge Masvidal’s flying knee on Ben Askren the greatest KO of all time?

Dana White Reveals His Favorite UFC Knockout Of All Time

UFC president Dana White says there’s one knockout that may stand the test of time. Over the years, we’ve seen some spectacular finishes inside the Octagon. From Anderson Silva’s front kick to Vitor Belfort, to Gabriel Gonzaga’s…

UFC president Dana White says there’s one knockout that may stand the test of time. Over the years, we’ve seen some spectacular finishes inside the Octagon. From Anderson Silva’s front kick to Vitor Belfort, to Gabriel Gonzaga’s stunning head kick knockout over Mirko Cro Cop, the UFC has been the home of many memorable knockouts. […]

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