White declines to offer Askren a Bellator-contract releasing title shot

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren is currently a free agent. However, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebeny does not particularly eager to keep him on the roster, and said recently he would release Askren from his contract with the organization if the UFC offers Askren an immediate title shot vs. the winner of George St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks.

UFC president Dana White was not impressed.

“They’re playing f—ing games,” White told MMAjunkie.com. “I don’t care what they’re doing. It doesn’t matter to me.”

“I don’t give a s— what they’re doing. They don’t matter and I don’t care.”

White’s final remarks on the matter were not reassuring for the Askren camp.

“When you’re willing to let your f—ing champion go, it’s weird,” said White.