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https://twitter.com/MikeChiappetta/status/368090345395204096

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Dana White confirms he is interested in talking to free agent Ben Askren.

8/15/13 3:30 PM
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Interesting. Phone Post
8/15/13 3:31 PM
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of course he is, DFW wants the best in the world & Askren is on that list IMO

8/15/13 3:32 PM
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UG News: Dana White trying holistic remedies for chronic insomnia

8/15/13 3:32 PM
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Awesome!
8/15/13 3:33 PM
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I wonder if Ben wants the competition of the UFC or to be the man in Bellator.
8/15/13 3:34 PM
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Stigga - I wonder if Ben wants the competition of the UFC or to be the man in Bellator.

 

There is some comfort in being a big fish in a small pond, but if Askren is truly the competitor we all believe him to be, he is UFC bound.

 

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I would imagine he wants to move up. Askren completely brke that kid in his last fight. Who else is in Belator to challenge him? Phone Post
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Jack Skellington -

of course he is, DFW wants the best in the world & Askren is on that list IMO

This.

Worst case scenario he drives up Askren's value on Bellator, which isn't all that bad either. (From a UFC font office point of view, IMO) Phone Post 3.0
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Jack Skellington - 

of course he is, DFW wants the best in the world & Askren is on that list IMO


THIS

8/15/13 3:38 PM
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Askren is a competitor i'd be shocked if he wanted to stay in the small pond
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Dana White to Bjorn

 

 

8/15/13 3:38 PM
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They'll just do the same thing they did with Alvarez - lowball him and then not get him.

8/15/13 3:40 PM
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They'll just do the same thing they did with Alvarez - lowball him and then not get him.


Most likely this.

 

With his fighting style, I'm not sure how much value Askren has to the UFC compared to Bellator.

8/15/13 3:41 PM
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That would be a bit too accurate for their standards, really. Phone Post
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Funny how people think he's boring as if that makes him any less talented. He needs to be tested. And that will happen in the UFC. The top WW have great wrestling and are used to facing tough wrestlers. I hope they do sign him.

For sure the success he has only helps Bellator. Lombard hasn't delivered yet but I am confident Ben will do great wherever he goes. Phone Post
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I bet they make Askren a high, but matchable offer so Bellator is forced to pay him more money.
8/15/13 3:47 PM
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Throw him to the wolves Phone Post 3.0
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sweet. Great news.

Askren is the giant fish in a tiny tiny puddle. Guy is amazing.
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Stigga - I wonder if Ben wants the competition of the UFC or to be the man in Bellator.

 

There is some comfort in being a big fish in a small pond, but if Askren is truly the competitor we all believe him to be, he is UFC bound.

 


Well he called out GSP before. If his goal is to fight GSP, he should go to the UFC. He can't fight GSP in Bellator.
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I would like to see Askren in the UFC he may be boring but the guy is a quality athlete Phone Post
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I like Askren.

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Wait... what?
"Dana White
@thefightweek @benaskren when ambien can't sleep it takes Ben Askren. The most boring fighter in MMA history. I would rather watch flys f**k"
- Apr 16 Phone Post
8/15/13 3:58 PM
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i remember halloween - I bet they make Askren a high, but matchable offer so Bellator is forced to pay him more money.

Probably this. Bellator likely has matching rights, and DFW will inflate his paycheck to be possible but handicapping Bellator. Askren has no entertainment value, and like it or not is a very real threat to GSP. GSP has been fighting the last few years almost exclusively wrestling, and Askren may have the best wrestling in mma.
8/15/13 3:59 PM
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I liked Askren better when he fought under the name john fitch

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