Ben Askren Goes Off On Colby Covington

Ben Askren won’t fight UFC champion Tyron Woodley, but he has no problem giving interim champ Colby Covington the business. The UFC’s newest welterweight is hitting the ground running. Askren has taken verbal shots at darn near every relevant 170-pound fighter on the roster. He is, however, very clear about one thing. “Me and Tyron […]

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Ben Askren won’t fight UFC champion Tyron Woodley, but he has no problem giving interim champ Colby Covington the business.

The UFC’s newest welterweight is hitting the ground running. Askren has taken verbal shots at darn near every relevant 170-pound fighter on the roster.

He is, however, very clear about one thing.

“Me and Tyron aren’t fighting, it’s simple,” Askren told Luke Thomas on The MMA Hour. “We are not fighting. We are not fighting — no.”

This is not a surprise to most, as Askren and Woodley are teammates and good friends to this day. So if not Woodley, then who?

Well, Askren and a certain someone have been going back and forth at each other on social media since rumbling of the trade began. Now that “Funky” is an official member of the UFC roster he can start cleaning up the division with what he considers the ‘scum’ of welterweight.

Askren On Covington

“My objection is he’s a moron,” Askren said of Covington. “His lines are written for him, his wrestling sucks. And he’s appealing to the lowest common denominator of MMA fans. The people who are writing his lines are realizing the stupid shit people will react to and then he’s saying it. There’s just a much more eloquent way to say things. And it’s like if you’re so dumb and you’re so desperate that you’ve gotta play the Donald Trump card to get people interested in it — because that does get people interested in 2018. If you look at any news source, everything revolves around what Donald Trump says, right?

“I think he’s playing the lowest common denominator, I think his wrestling sucks. I think his fighting is not very good. And I just generally don’t like the guy. I think he’s a moron.”

If in fact, Covington isn’t the man that gets to welcome Askren to the UFC perhaps his teammate and best friend Jorge Masvidal will get the nod. As it turns out, these two have some history as well.

Masvidal?

 “This is the thing about these idiots,” Askren said. “I trained with Jorge Masvidal when I’ve been training MMA for 2-1/2 months in Coconut Creek, Fla., in like December 2008. I was beating him up then! Luke, I was in MMA for 2-1/2 months and he was no problem for me. Like, give me a break, dude. He’s out here talking on Twitter, like listen, you suck. Compared to me you sucked when I was doing MMA for 2-1/2 months. Imagine what would happen now.”

Regardless of who Askren fights first, he is in the UFC to prove he is as good as he has been telling everyone these last five years. Askren added, he isn’t ducking anyone. He is in the UFC to prove himself.

“We didn’t know [before],” Askren said. “We don’t know if I was as good as I say I am. Nobody knows. We haven’t seen it. Everybody wants a finality, everyone wants closure and we didn’t have closure on this. And now we’re gonna get closure.

“And for me, I didn’t want to protect my record. I don’t give a damn about my record. I want to go and fight the best guys in the world and show people I’m the best. And hey, if something doesn’t go my way — I don’t think that’s gonna happen, I realize that’s a possibility in competition and that’s what happens. But we’re gonna get some finality, we’re gonna get some closure and we’re gonna see what’s going down.”

Let us know what you think. Who should welcome Ben Askren to the UFC? Should it be Covington, Masvidal, or someone else altogether?

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Colby Covington Rags On Ben Askren’s Drawing Ability

Colby Covington believes Ben Askren is biting off more than he can chew. Covington and Askren are two welterweights who refuse to hold their tongues. “Chaos” has a rivalry brewing with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title…

Colby Covington believes Ben Askren is biting off more than he can chew. Covington and Askren are two welterweights who refuse to hold their tongues. “Chaos” has a rivalry brewing with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title holder Tyron Woodley. “The Chosen One” and Askren are close friends and training partners. Following a report of […]

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Colby Covington: ONE Gave Away Ben Askren “For A Midget”

Colby Covington has gone on another rant about Ben Askren.

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Colby Covington blasts Ben Askren again in his latest rant about the soon-to-be UFC star.

Another day, another comment made by the former UFC interim welterweight champion, who has talked a lot of trash about Askren. This is after the news of a blockbuster trade that would see Askren go to the UFC while Demetrious Johnson would go to ONE.

In a recent interview, Covington dismissed the record that the former Bellator champion has put together thus far in his pro-MMA career. Even though he’s been ripping him as of late, he claims to not have any thoughts about him.

“I don’t really have too [many] thoughts on it,” Covington said (H/T to MMAFighting). “He’s piping up the wrong tree, he’s asking for this big fight and he’s never won a fight in the top 50 let alone the top 20.”

Covington brought up how Askren is trying to prove himself by calling him out. However, he sees Askren as a loser who hasn’t been anywhere.

”He’s trying to prove himself by calling me out but I’m America’s champ. My skills got me to the White House. Where the hell has that loser ever been? Nowhere. He’s not been anywhere. Where have his skills taken him? Malaysia?

In fact, he thinks that Askren couldn’t be a big draw for the UFC. Due to his belief, he claims that Askren can’t get 15 people into an Asian bingo hall.

“That’s really cool. He ain’t ready for the big cities and the bright lights. I just sold out the United Center like Michael Jordan. 15,000 plus were on their feet in Chicago to witness greatness. That needle dick can’t get 15 people into an Asian bingo hall. They gave him away for a midget for Christ’s sake. There’s levels to this sh*t.”

The title contender then ripped him again for not being impressive and being a one-dimensional fighter in his eyes.

“Nothing about Ben Askren impresses me,” Covington said. “He’s a one-dimensional fighter. He’s never hurt a fly. He hasn’t beat anybody relevant. He hasn’t beat anybody top 50 in the world. If he proves himself and works his way up, he’s an easy payday for me. “

In fact, he doesn’t think anyone cares about Askren because he’s not a draw and been in the little boy’s league.

“But he’s not a draw. No one gives a f*ck about him. If he wants to come to the big boy’s league, he’s been in the little boy’s league, but you’re going to have to work your way up.”

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Colby Covington Rips ‘Old’ Ben Askren

Colby Covington has put Ben Askren on blast with his latest comments.

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Colby Covington rips Ben Askren in his latest rant during a recent interview which is interesting timing considering the news. It appears that with all of the rumors going around, it’s just a matter of time before Askren is in the UFC.

The former Bellator MMA and ONE welterweight champion is expected to be freed from his contract with ONE. This would allow him to sign with the Las Vegas-based promotion. It would also involve a rare blockbuster trade that includes former flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson.

Obviously, Covington is known for his trash talk that he backs up when he fights inside of the Octagon. With both fighters being in the welterweight division, there’s a real chance that they could fight each other. Whether that be sooner or later, it’s a realistic possibility.
Askren has already put the interim welterweight champion on notice with a few messages he sent on Twitter.

Covington Not Impressed

According to Covington, he sees Askren as a joke who has a padded record. The reason for his belief is due to him thinking Askren hasn’t fought anybody. The title contender also sees Askren having to work his way up the ladder should he sign with the UFC.

“He’s a jobber, he has a padded record,” Covington told Submission Radio. “He hasn’t fought anybody. If he comes over to the UFC, let him work his way up. He’s gotta earn his way up. He hasn’t done anything worthy. But the guy’s a joke. He’s not on my level. He knows it. He’s old, he’s past his time too, man. And this is my time now.”

Although Askren is known or his wrestling-based offense, he can finish his opponents. He has 11 finishes in 18 wins that include 5 of them being in a title fight. However, that hasn’t stopped Covington from being unimpressed.

“Ben Askren is a joke, the guy has no skills,” Covington said (H/T to MMAMania). “He hasn’t hurt a fly in 10 years. He was like in mount on the Russian for five rounds and didn’t put one scratch on the guy’s face.”

Covington also doesn’t think Askren can strike because he’s scared of it. Either way, he’s planning to sit back and watch how this all unfolds.

“So, I mean, the guy can’t strike. He’s scared to strike. I mean, it’s an easy fight, but he’s got a padded record, so we’ll see what happens.”

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Colby Covington Responds To Ben Askren, Calls Him A Jobber

Colby Covington responds to the talks of Ben Askren coming to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A report yesterday (Oct. 24) sent shock waves throughout the mixed martial arts community. It was reported that the UFC and ONE Championship were wo…

Colby Covington responds to the talks of Ben Askren coming to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A report yesterday (Oct. 24) sent shock waves throughout the mixed martial arts community. It was reported that the UFC and ONE Championship were working on a trade. If complete, the deal would see Demetrious Johnson go to ONE […]

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Colby Covington Responds To Ben Askren, Calls Him A Jobber

Colby Covington responds to the talks of Ben Askren coming to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A report yesterday (Oct. 24) sent shock waves throughout the mixed martial arts community. It was reported that the UFC and ONE Championship were wo…

Colby Covington responds to the talks of Ben Askren coming to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A report yesterday (Oct. 24) sent shock waves throughout the mixed martial arts community. It was reported that the UFC and ONE Championship were working on a trade. If complete, the deal would see Demetrious Johnson go to ONE […]

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