Kamaru Usman Theorizes Why Ben Askren is Popular

Kamaru Usman believes he has put a finger on the reason behind Ben Askren’s popularity, and it is not because of his “funky” style of wrestling. Ben Askren has become known to mix it up with many of his peers on social media, including jestingly callin…

Kamaru Usman believes he has put a finger on the reason behind Ben Askren’s popularity, and it is not because of his “funky” style of wrestling. Ben Askren has become known to mix it up with many of his peers on social media, including jestingly calling Kamaru Usman “Marty from Nebraska,” referring to Usman’s nickname […]

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Ben Askren Pokes Fun At Darren Till’s UFC London Loss

Ben Askren isn’t letting Darren Till off the hook following his knockout loss. Earlier this month, Till headlined UFC London against Jorge Masvidal. “The Gorilla” performed in front of a favorable crowd inside the O2 Arena. The fans i…

Ben Askren isn’t letting Darren Till off the hook following his knockout loss. Earlier this month, Till headlined UFC London against Jorge Masvidal. “The Gorilla” performed in front of a favorable crowd inside the O2 Arena. The fans in attendance were expecting Till to emerge victorious to remain in the UFC welterweight title picture. Masvidal […]

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Anthony Pettis Reveals Why He Won’t Fight Ben Askren

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has no interest in fighting teammate Ben Askren. “Showtime” is jumping up to welterweight this weekend (Sat. March 23, 2019) against two-time 170-pound title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy…

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has no interest in fighting teammate Ben Askren. “Showtime” is jumping up to welterweight this weekend (Sat. March 23, 2019) against two-time 170-pound title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. The move to welterweight opens up a ton of fun match-ups for Pettis. However, one fight he has no interest in […]

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Anthony Pettis Will ‘Save Himself The Embarrassment’ Of Fighting Teammate Ben Askren

Anthony Pettis might be making the jump up to welterweight, but he has no interest in fighting teammate Ben Askren. Askren made quite the impression on the UFC audience with a controversial first-round submission victory over former 170-pound champion Robbie Lawler in his Octagon debut at March 2’s UFC 235. Speaking at a media day […]

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Anthony Pettis might be making the jump up to welterweight, but he has no interest in fighting teammate Ben Askren.

Askren made quite the impression on the UFC audience with a controversial first-round submission victory over former 170-pound champion Robbie Lawler in his Octagon debut at March 2’s UFC 235.

Speaking at a media day ahead of this weekend’s UFC Nashville event, Pettis explained why he wants no part of facing Askren (via MMA Junkie):

“I would never fight Ben Askren, I’d save myself the embarrassment,” Pettis said. “That dude is a (expletive) monster. (He’s) the type of guy that, you can never count him out.

“I spinning-back kicked him one time, right in the chin, I could tell he was hurt, he double legs me, gets on top, and just starts grinding me out. He’s one of them tough, deep-down guys. He’s really good.”

Pettis will make his welterweight debut in a very exciting match-up. He will headline this Saturday’s (March 23, 2019) UFC on ESPN+ 6 from the Bridgestone Arena. Standing across the cage from him will be two-time former welterweight title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson.

Both names are two of the sport’s most dynamic strikers. Their fight certainly has an early “Fight Of The Year” candidate written all over it. If ‘Showtime’ wins, just don’t expect a bout versus Askren at welterweight.

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Ben Askren Believes Storyline For Khabib Fight Is Too Good To Ignore

Ben Askren feels a bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov makes too much sense to pass on. Askren’s next opponent is currently undecided. He had a successful, albeit controversial, submission victory over Robbie Lawler in his Ultimate Fighting Championshi…

Ben Askren feels a bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov makes too much sense to pass on. Askren’s next opponent is currently undecided. He had a successful, albeit controversial, submission victory over Robbie Lawler in his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut. UFC president Dana White’s stance hasn’t changed as he wants to see Askren and Lawler have […]

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Dana White Doubles Down on Robbie Lawler vs. Ben Askren II

Ben Askren has said he has no problem with Dana White. Dana White has said he has no problem with Ben Askren. So what’s the problem? Ben Askren has continued to insist that Dana White has it out for him and that he would like the opportunity to meet wi…

Ben Askren has said he has no problem with Dana White. Dana White has said he has no problem with Ben Askren. So what’s the problem? Ben Askren has continued to insist that Dana White has it out for him and that he would like the opportunity to meet with the UFC president to hash […]

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