Search Results For "Ben Askren"

TITLE DATE POSTED SOURCE
Cummins: Cormier is mentally weak
Cummins: Cormier is mentally weak
"His weakness is mental. A guy comes out there, doesn't make weight for the Olympics. I mean, c'mon guys, that is about as mental of an issue as you can get."
02/19/2014
Ben Askren looking forward to Pride Rules in ONE FC
Ben Askren looking forward to Pride Rules in ONE FC
"I'm the best damn welterweight in the world," said Ben Askren, who is signed with ONE FC. "And that's a fact the fans are going to have to deal with."
02/06/2014
Askren purse starts at 50/50
Askren purse starts at 50/50
Askren's deal with One FC is for six fights over two years, he said. He'll make $50,000 guaranteed for his first bout, with another $50,000 in bonus pay should he win.
01/22/2014
Alvarez: Askren should have kept his mouth shut
Alvarez: Askren should have kept his mouth shut
Eddie Alvarez: "I'll have a little more respect and say that I don't know what happened with (his) situation, so I'm not going to comment, rather than be ignorant like he was..."
01/11/2014
Askren: I'm not in the UFC because of one 'bald-headed fat man'
Askren: I'm not in the UFC because of one 'bald-headed fat man'
Askren: "But it would have been nice to hear from their mouth what the real issue was. I have a pretty good idea of what it is, but they still didn’t spit it out.”
12/23/2013
White: Ben Askren just not my kind of guy
White: Ben Askren just not my kind of guy
"You want to be in business with guys that want to be in business with you, guys that are happy," said Dana White of Ben Askren. "He's just not my kind of guy."
12/13/2013
Askren signs 2-yr contract with One FC
Askren signs 2-yr contract with One FC
Ben Askren has a new mixed martial arts promotion to call home, as the former Bellator welterweight champion has signed a two-year, six-fight contract with ONE FC.
12/09/2013
Askren to fight in One FC
Askren to fight in One FC
"I asked ONE FC CEO Victor Cui if it's true they signed Ben Askren," tweeted Ariel Helwani. "We will have some huge news to announce in the next few days"
12/02/2013
White: Askren not top-10, has opportunity to shine in WSoF
White: Askren not top-10, has opportunity to shine in WSoF
"The best thing that could’ve ever happened to that kid was leaving Bellator. Now he has the opportunity to go to World Series of Fighting and show what he’s got.”
11/30/2013
Askren meeting with UFC in Vegas Monday, White remains uninterested
Askren meeting with UFC in Vegas Monday, White remains uninterested
"We're gonna meet with him on Monday," said White. "We're just not going to sign him. He can go to WSOF where there's actually some competition for him."
11/22/2013
Askren: I'll fight GSP or MacDonald for free
Askren: I'll fight GSP or MacDonald for free
Ben Askren: "...if I lost to him (Rory), I would fight for free and retire from the sport of MMA because that's how confident I am that I will beat Rory MacDonald."
11/18/2013
Askren responds to White
Askren responds to White
“Dana White’s a businessman, so I’m sure he sees the value that I can bring to the organization," said free agent and Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren.
11/15/2013
Bellator grants Ben Askren unconditional release, UFC not interested
Bellator grants Ben Askren unconditional release, UFC not interested
Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren has been granted unconditional release from his contract. However, Dana White said that the UFC was not interested.
11/14/2013
GSP: I'll fight Askren
GSP: I'll fight Askren
Georges St-Pierre: "Of course (I'd like to fight him)...He's a good fighter, undefeated, and yes, if he comes, I'll fight him [Ben Askren]. No problem."
10/29/2013
White declines to offer Askren a Bellator-contract releasing title shot
White declines to offer Askren a Bellator-contract releasing title shot
"They're playing f@$%ing games," White told MMAjunkie.com. "I don't give a $#!* what they're doing. They don't matter and I don't care."
10/17/2013
Roufus: Askren a pawn between Bellator & UFC
Roufus: Askren a pawn between Bellator & UFC
Duke Roufus: "I feel like at times [Ben Askren]’s being used as a pawn from one promotion [Bellator & UFC] to the other, personally."
10/15/2013
Bellator will release Askren if he gets title shot at GSP
Bellator will release Askren if he gets title shot at GSP
"GSP's quiet. Very little personality," said free agent and Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren. "I could put the UFC welterweight division back on the map."
10/10/2013
Pettis: Askren thinking about retiring. Askren: I want GSP first
Pettis: Askren thinking about retiring. Askren: I want GSP first
"One guy who is on the main stage, ready, is Ben Askren," said Anthony Pettis. "He's stuck between Bellator and the UFC, thinking about retiring."
10/03/2013
Rebney: Askren the best wrestler in MMA
Rebney: Askren the best wrestler in MMA
"We can all agree, he is ridiculously one-dimensional. But the issue with that one dimension is that he's better at it than anyone on the face of the earth."
09/08/2013
Duke Roufus: Bellator tapping out over Askren
Duke Roufus: Bellator tapping out over Askren
"How do you just let your champion go?" said Duke Roufus of Ben Askren. "You basically tapped out and said, 'We are second place to the UFC.'"
08/30/2013
Barnett to Askren: Go f--- yourself
Barnett to Askren: Go f--- yourself
Josh Barnett: ""Lastly, go f--k yourself you high & mighty prick. If you want to be famous just come run your mouth next time you see me."
08/28/2013
Askren: Idea that GSP is best wrestler is insane
Askren: Idea that GSP is best wrestler is insane
Ben Askren: "The notion that he's the best wrestler is insane to me. He's got a great double leg and good timing, but just watching him, you see a lot of areas he's just not a natural wrestler."
08/25/2013
Askren: Bellator stance 'could be a ploy'
Askren: Bellator stance 'could be a ploy'
"Honestly, I think it could be a ploy on their part to get the UFC to make a lower offer, said Ben Askren. "So when they go to match it's not as hard."
08/23/2013
Santino DeFranco editorial: Is Ben Askren a pawn?
Santino DeFranco editorial: Is Ben Askren a pawn?
"As of now, it seems that Ben Askren may be the pawn both chess masters are hoping to give up in order to win the game," writes Santino DeFranco in this editorial.
08/23/2013
Bellator apparently letting champion Ben Askren walk away
Bellator apparently letting champion Ben Askren walk away
in stark contrast with the fight that took place over Eddie Alvarez, it appears as if Bellator chief Bjorn Rebney is going to let Ben Askren simply walk away.
08/21/2013