Friday, 10/04/2013, 10:47 am

Askren Not Retiring Until He Fights GSP


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:


18 Responses to “Askren Not Retiring Until He Fights GSP”

  1. UFC 84 Forever says:

    Yep, it’s official. No one remembers the Carlos Condit fight.

  2. D-rak says:

    It’s pretty simple, come on over to the UFC and fight some real competition…everybody thinks there the baddest man on the planet when there the champ in other organizations

  3. scotty says:

    Askren is smart, he knows how the UFC works.. Just start shooting off at the mouth on twitter and in interviews, he will get what he wants.. The more he talks and the more buzz he brings to that fight, the UFC will offer him a title fight right away in his contract if they decide to sign him.. Jake Shields did it, Gilbert Melendez did it too..

  4. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    He should have said ‘Not retiring yet, still 1 person I want to hump up’, because we all know how he fights.
    This is one fight I’m not looking forward to, or any fight with Askren in it for that matter.

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