TJ Dillashaw Claims UFC Paid Him ‘F*** Ton’ Of Money To Kill Flyweight Division

The UFC’s flyweight division is in a very weird spot at the moment. Some 125-pound fighters have already been cut, and a recent ESPN report suggests managers of flyweight fighters have been contacted and alerted that the UFC plans to shut down th…

The UFC’s flyweight division is in a very weird spot at the moment. Some 125-pound fighters have already been cut, and a recent ESPN report suggests managers of flyweight fighters have been contacted and alerted that the UFC plans to shut down the division. However, it was then announced current flyweight champion, Henry Cejudo, now […]

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BREAKING: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw set for Flyweight UFC 233 Title Bout

And the plot thickens. After reports that the UFC’s flyweight division was on the verge of extinction, ESPN reports that not only will the flyweight division remain (for how long remains unclear), but T.J. Dillashaw will in fact move down to challenge …

And the plot thickens. After reports that the UFC’s flyweight division was on the verge of extinction, ESPN reports that not only will the flyweight division remain (for how long remains unclear), but T.J. Dillashaw will in fact move down to challenge Henry Cejudo for the flyweight championship at UFC 233. TJ Dillashaw had his […]

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Chael Sonnen Wonders What The Thought Process Was In Booking Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler

Chael Sonnen wants to know the story behind the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) decision to book Ben Askren against Robbie Lawler in “Funky’s” debut with the promotion. Askren fired off a bevy of verbal shots at a number …

Chael Sonnen wants to know the story behind the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) decision to book Ben Askren against Robbie Lawler in “Funky’s” debut with the promotion. Askren fired off a bevy of verbal shots at a number of UFC welterweights once word of a trade got out. ONE Championship traded Askren for Demetrious Johnson. […]

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Ben Askren Admits It Was ‘Kind of Disappointing’ to Get Robbie Lawler for UFC Debut

Ben Askren is ready to prove he’s one of the best welterweights on the planet when he makes his Octagon debut at UFC 233 but he’s admittedly a little let down with his choice of opponents. The former Bellator and ONE Championship welterweig…

Ben Askren is ready to prove he’s one of the best welterweights on the planet when he makes his Octagon debut at UFC 233 but he’s admittedly a little let down with his choice of opponents. The former Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight champion will face Robbie Lawler on Jan. 26 in Anaheim as part […]

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Ben Askren Strongly Believes UFC Hopes Robbie Lawler Beats Him

This mindset will only drive Ben Askren even more going into this fight.

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Ben Askren strongly believes that the UFC and its President Dana White hopes that he suffers a defeat by the hands of Robbie Lawler. According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, the UFC is close to booking Askren vs. Lawler at the upcoming UFC 233 pay-per-view event.

According to the former ONE and Bellator welterweight champion, he thinks that this fight selection was no accident. Instead, he thinks the Las Vegas-based promotion handpicked the former UFC welterweight champion to fight him in his promotional debut.

“He’s probably the guy in the top five with the best opportunity to beat me,” Askren told ESPN (H/T to MMaNews). “He has pretty good wrestling and he’s obviously a heavy striker. If you want someone to beat me, that’s probably the best you’ll find.”

To Askren, it’s an obvious move as they don’t want him to win under the UFC banner. However, make no mistake about it, he doesn’t take any offense to it.

“It’s obvious. They don’t want me to win. (Dana White) will deny it, but he should just come out and say, ‘I don’t like Ben Askren. I think he’s a jackass, and I want to see him get beat up.’ That’d be cool, and I would take no offense to that whatsoever.”

UFC 233 takes place on January 26, 2019 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. There’s speculation that a UFC bantamweight title bout is being targeted for this show. That fight would be between the current champion T.J. Dillashaw and current UFC Flyweight champion Henry Cejudo.

The main card will air on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET. The preliminary card will air on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass.

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Ben Askren: UFC Wants Me to Lose to Robbie Lawler

Ever since joining the UFC roster, Ben Askren has turned up the volume of his rhetoric toward the UFC welterweight roster. He has gone out of his way to call out everyone in the top five of the division except for his close friend and training partner …

Ever since joining the UFC roster, Ben Askren has turned up the volume of his rhetoric toward the UFC welterweight roster. He has gone out of his way to call out everyone in the top five of the division except for his close friend and training partner Tyron Woodley and the man the UFC ultimately […]

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