Askren alleges Tito vs. Shlemenko is a work


Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko recently called out former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz. Ortiz accepted, and the bout was added to Bellator's PPV debut on May 17 event in Memphis, Tenn.

A previous PPV debut was cancelled when Ortiz broke his neck while training for a main event fight with Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.

Olympic wrestler Ben Askren was the Bellator welterweight champion, but the company passed on renewing his contracting, citing among other things a style of fighting that was not fan friendly. Now Askren alleges that the fight will be a work

FrontRowBrian @FrontRowBrian
Tito/Shlemenko makes no sense. Shlemenko is a blown up WW. Tito is 230+. Tito beats him, you just BURIED champion. Awful idea

Ben Askren @Benaskren
@FrontRowBrian it's a work!!! Tito has ties To Schlemenko.  Taking the L for a good cause.

Ben Askren @Benaskren
I think Tito vs Schlemenko is a work.  What do you think

Bellator Fan ‏@Bellator_Fan
You just regret bailing out on a Bellator.

Stephie D ‏@CrooklynMMA 
I think somebody will be injured again before May 17th even gets here. Shakey voice sounded scared.

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caposa site profile image  

5/18/14 2:45 PM by caposa

If you think that fight was a work you are a fucking moron.

HandyDarsh site profile image  

5/18/14 2:43 PM by HandyDarsh

Good call

Kazp306 site profile image  

5/18/14 2:24 PM by Kazp306

...oh yeah

WickedWyatt234 site profile image  

5/18/14 2:15 PM by WickedWyatt234

That second picture disgusts me... Holy shit

Allen Hood site profile image  

5/18/14 1:52 PM by Allen Hood


StretchPlum site profile image  

5/18/14 1:49 PM by StretchPlum

First straight up work I saw in real time. Schlemenko kept his standing due to the weight difference and TNA/Bellator got its Hulk Hogan/Tito Ortiz.

THERE WAS A GLITCH IN THE MATRiX site profile image  


yes he did!

donkey guard site profile image  

5/17/14 10:40 PM by donkey guard

They don't have to tell him it's a work , he just does his job

CindyO site profile image  

5/17/14 10:39 PM by CindyO

This, unfortunately.   Cindy

If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much site profile image  

5/17/14 10:33 PM by If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much

I might be wrong but I believe he said he would come out of retirement to fight Tito.