Bellator champ Ben Askren challenges Ariel Helwani to a fight

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

On a recent segment of The MMA Hour, Ariel Helwani spoke candidly about his feeling that Ben Askren’s fighting style is boring.

Askren responded bluntly, via twitter.

Ben Askren ‏ @Benaskren
@arielhelwani Are you mad at me bc I was cooking lunch during your interview? Or bc I said something to the Canadian fans?

Ben Askren ‏ @Benaskren
Hey @arielhelwani I am still waiting on your expert advice. What strategy would have helped me finish the fight?

kmax1940 ‏ @kmax1940
Hit harder or submit him.

Ben Askren ‏ @Benaskren
easier said than done

jengro71 ‏ @Jengro71
I am sure Ben does not have guts to face you on the air

Ariel Helwani ‏ @arielhelwani
@benaskren never even responded to my invitation 🙁

Ben Askren ‏ @Benaskren
you never invited me and you never answered my question

Ariel Helwani ‏ @arielhelwani
yes I did. Yesterday.

Ben Askren ‏ @Benaskren
well I invite you to go in a cage with me. When you do that I will do your show. Otherwise kiss my ass.

Ariel Helwani ‏ @arielhelwani
well, that response is disappointing. I stated my opinion and was more than happy to have you come on to tell me what’s what.

Ariel Helwani ‏ @arielhelwani
anyhow, all the best to you.

Josh C ‏ @_allmyfriends
Ariel, be careful if you get in a cage with him…make sure there’s rounds, or you might die of old age.

@Swikshz ‏ @Swikshz
its “sexy” now to talk about finishing fights. How about learning to wrestle? I blame the opponents lack of game.

Darren ‏ @PHIGHT5r
Fighter challenges media member… why not have an essay competition… #smartliketractor

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