“Now it’s just a matter of time,” Askren told MMAWeekly Radio about a move to the UFC. “Because since they bought Strikeforce and obviously Pride’s no longer around, or any other viable Asian promotion, I mean that’s it. I’m on the top of Bellator and I’m ranked 15th in the world, and so I think every single person above me is either in the UFC or Strikeforce, which is essentially all UFC.
“It’s just a matter of time.”
“I love what Bellator’s doing for me, and I’ve got nothing against that, but my goal is to be the best in the world, and I simply can’t accomplish that in Bellator at this point,” Askren said.
“If I somehow could, I’d be fine to stay in Bellator.”
“Exactly,” Askren answered when asked if a move to the UFC was inevitable. “If I want to accomplish the goals I want to accomplish, then yes.”
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