Askren Not Retiring Until He Fights GSP

October 4, 2013 10:47 am 18 Comments
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Yesterday during the UFC on FOX 9 pre-fight press conference, UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis said he thought his teammate and wrestling coach, Ben Askren, was on the verge of retirement.

“One guy who is on the main stage, ready, is Ben Askren. He’s stuck between Bellator and the UFC, thinking about retiring,” said the UFC champ. He’s one of the best guys I’ve ever trained with…I don’t want to see him get lost between organizations.”

Askren, who is the Bellator promotion’s welterweight champion, took to twitter to clear the air on his career intentions:

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