Dillon Danis Feels Cross-Promotion Bout With Ben Askren Is Possible

Dillon Danis believes that he’ll eventually take on Ben Askren in a cross-promotion bout. Danis is coming off the second victory in his professional mixed martial arts career. He submitted Max Humphrey inside Madison Square Garden in New York Cit…

Dillon Danis believes that he’ll eventually take on Ben Askren in a cross-promotion bout. Danis is coming off the second victory in his professional mixed martial arts career. He submitted Max Humphrey inside Madison Square Garden in New York City on the main card of Bellator 222. Bellator is currently doing cross-promotion with Rizin and […]

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Kamaru Usman Sends Brutal Reply To Ben Askren’s ‘Dork’ Diss

The gloves are off between Kamaru Usman and Ben Askren once again. UFC welterweight champion Usman and fan favorite Askren have a lengthy backstory between them. ‘Funky’ has comically derided Usman’s college nickname, frequently calli…

The gloves are off between Kamaru Usman and Ben Askren once again. UFC welterweight champion Usman and fan favorite Askren have a lengthy backstory between them. ‘Funky’ has comically derided Usman’s college nickname, frequently calling him ‘Marty From Nebraska.’ It’s noticeably gotten under Usman’s skin in the past. However, “The Nigerian Nightmare” is still at […]

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Ben Askren Burns Dillon Danis After Posing With Bellator Titles

Earlier today (Wed. June 12, 2019) Bellator 222 media day took place featuring the stars of Friday night’s card. Amongst several high-profile bouts, Conor McGregor training partner and jiu-jitsu ace Dillon Danis will be fighting on the card. He’ll take on Max Humphrey in a catchweight bout at 175 pounds. During the media day, Danis […]

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Earlier today (Wed. June 12, 2019) Bellator 222 media day took place featuring the stars of Friday night’s card.

Amongst several high-profile bouts, Conor McGregor training partner and jiu-jitsu ace Dillon Danis will be fighting on the card. He’ll take on Max Humphrey in a catchweight bout at 175 pounds. During the media day, Danis took up welterweight champion Rory MacDonald, and bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell’s titles and posed with them for the media.

Check out a photo here:

However, this gave UFC welterweight Ben Askren the perfect ammunition to take a shot at Danis – which he has done several times before:

“Some of us actually win belts. Some of us just like to play pretend.”

Bellator 222 Card

Main Card (DAZN/10 p.m. ET)

  • Welterweight World Grand Prix Semifinal Title Bout: (C) Rory MacDonald (20-5-1) vs. Neiman Gracie (9-0)
  • Light Heavyweight: Lyoto Machida (25-8) vs. Chael Sonnen (31-16-1)
  • Catchweight (175 pounds): Dillon Danis (1-0) vs. Max Humphrey (3-2)
  • Bantamweight: Ricky Bandejas (11-2) vs. Patrick Mix (10-0)
  • Featherweight: Eduardo Dantas (21-6) vs. Juan Archuleta (22-1)
  • Bantamweight: (C) Darrion Caldwell (13-2) vs. Kyoji Horiguchi (27-2)

Undercard (Online/6:30 p.m. EST)

  • Featherweight: Aaron Pico (4-2) vs. Adam Borics (12-0)
  • Women’s Flyweight: Heather Hardy (2-1) vs. Taylor Turner (3-5)
  • Women’s Flyweight: Valerie Loureda (1-0) vs. Larkyn Dasch (0-1)
  • Welterweight: Robson Gracie Jr. (1-0) vs. Oscar Vera (Pro Debut)
  • Bantamweight: Mike Kimbel (2-1) vs. Sebastian Ruiz (2-2)
  • Catchweight (175 pounds): Haim Gozali (10-6) vs. Gustavo Wurlitzer (22-22, 1 NC)
  • Catchweight (112 pounds): Rena Kubota (8-2) vs. Lindsay VanZandt (5-1)
  • Middleweight: Phil Hawes (4-2) vs. Michael Wilcox (6-3)
  • Lightweight: Marcus Surin (5-1) vs. Nekruz Mirkhojaev (4-2)
  • Flyweight: Brandon Medina (Pro Debut) vs. Brandon Polcare (1-2)
  • Catchweight (165 pounds): Kastriot Xhema (2-3) vs. Whitney Jean Francois (2-6-1)
  • Featherweight: John Beneduce (2-2) vs. Kenny Rivera (2-1)

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Ben Askren Predicts 165-Pound Division Will Happen After Khabib vs. Dustin Poirier

UFC welterweight contender Ben Askren still holds hope that a 165-pound division will be introduced. Askren is among a number of fighters who have called for the introduction of the division. UFC president Dana White, though, has been firm in his stance that it will never happen as long as he is in charge of […]

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UFC welterweight contender Ben Askren still holds hope that a 165-pound division will be introduced.

Askren is among a number of fighters who have called for the introduction of the division. UFC president Dana White, though, has been firm in his stance that it will never happen as long as he is in charge of the promotion. However, he has also claimed in the past that many other things will never happen only for it to be the case, and that is why Askren is hopeful. “Funky” even believes it’s possible after Khabib Nurmagomedov’s lightweight title fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 which takes place September 7 in Abu Dhabi:

“I said late fall. October, November. Maybe after the Khabib – Dustin fight in September,” Askren said in a recent interview. “…When Dana goes ‘no way’ that generally means it’s going to happen.

“‘Jon Jones will never headline a pay-per-view again, women will never fight in the UFC’ — I mean we could just keep going with all the things that he has vehemently said and they’ve happened.”

While White has gone back on things he has said before, he does seem adamant in not wanting a 165-pound division. We’ll just have to wait and see because a new division brings new possibilities, including Nurmagomedov potentially facing one of Askren or even Georges St-Pierre.

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Ben Askren Roasts Nate Diaz After Saying He Is The King Of The Lightweight Division

Nate Diaz is set to return to the Octagon in the co-main event of UFC 241. There, the Stockton native will take on Anthony Pettis at welterweight. Although many fans wanted the trilogy bout against McGregor, Diaz shut that down. Why he shut it down is …

Nate Diaz is set to return to the Octagon in the co-main event of UFC 241. There, the Stockton native will take on Anthony Pettis at welterweight. Although many fans wanted the trilogy bout against McGregor, Diaz shut that down. Why he shut it down is because Diaz said he is already the king of […]

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Ben Askren Mocks Nate Diaz’s Comments, Points To His Lightweight Record

If you thought Ben Askren was going to let Nate Diaz get away with his recent comments, you were wrong. In an interview with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani on Monday, Diaz claimed he was done fighting at 155 pounds. He also added that he was the king of the lightweight division: “That’s in the past now,” […]

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If you thought Ben Askren was going to let Nate Diaz get away with his recent comments, you were wrong.

In an interview with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani on Monday, Diaz claimed he was done fighting at 155 pounds. He also added that he was the king of the lightweight division:

“That’s in the past now,” Diaz said. “I think it’s time to start fighting at a more comfortable weight class. There’s nothing for me there. I already did everything to everybody, I feel like I’m the king of that division anyways.”

Askren caught wind of those comments and promptly responded by mocking Diaz’s record at lightweight:

Diaz faces Askren’s training partner, Anthony Pettis, in a welterweight contest at UFC 241, which takes place August 17 in Anaheim, California.With Askren also competing at 170 pounds, and having already taken jabs at the Stockton native repeatedly, we could see the two collide at some point.

However, “Funky” will first have to get past someone similar to Diaz in Jorge Masvidal. That welterweight contest takes place on the main card of UFC 239 on July 6 in Las Vegas.

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