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Dana White Says Ben Askren Deal Won’t Be Easy, Calls Bjorn Rebney A ‘Scumbag’

There’s been no love loss between the presidents of two of MMA’s largest organizations, as UFC President Dana White spoke about his organization’s possibility of picking up Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren.

 

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA

 

While the UFC and its president Dana White have changed their stance toward Ben Askren- that is, they now want the undefeated welterweight champion whose contract with Bellator ended earlier this month- White admitted that acquire the fighter may prove to be difficult.

 

Askren (12-0) is a former Olympic wrestler who won the Bellator belt back in 2010.  Since then, he’s successfully defended the belt four times.  While Dana White is guilty of calling Askren one of the most boring fighters in the sport for his tendency to out-wrestle his opponents, the UFC President did say that he was interested in getting him to the UFC.

 

Of course, given Bellator’s history with letting its fighters go (see Eddie Alvarez), Dana White is not expecting an easy time.

 

Bjorn Rebney’s a scumbag,” White told press about Bellator’s CEO.  “The guy says, ‘Yeah, we’re going to let him go.  Let’s just part ways.’  You ain’t f—ing parting ways with him.  He’s got a matching right and all that bulls—.  This guy is a f—ing typical boxing piece of s—.  Everybody knows the guy is a scumbag.

 

We’ll see what happens with Ben.  First they say they’re going to let him go.  They’re not going to let him go.  They’ll probably end up suing him too and make him sit out and lose a bunch of money and f— him in a deal.  Bad guys.  They’re bad guys.

 

White says the whole situation looks reminiscent of Eddie Alvarez’s case several years ago.

 

He’s f—ing him.  He’s doing the same thing he did to Eddie.  He’s not letting him really go out and get a fair- do you really think honestly, everyone here, do you think that if Eddie Alvarez did a deal with us, that Eddie Alvarez wouldn’t have made a lot of money?  Hector Lombard did.  Hector Lombard got paid.

 

For Askren’s part, he wants to test himself against the best at 170 lbs, and the UFC’s stacked welterweight division will certainly provide a long roster of challenges for him.  When he spoke to MMAjunkie.com a while back, Askren commented that Rebney would be “doing me a favor” by letting him sign with the UFC.

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One Comment to Dana White Says Ben Askren Deal Won’t Be Easy, Calls Bjorn Rebney A ‘Scumbag’

  1. doc says:

    Pick him up Zuffa. At least he cant drop bows in the UFC. That will make him finish more opponents via Ortiz style GnP.

  2. FML says:

    MMA is sooooo gay and lame.

    The best should fight the best. I would love to see Ben in UFC but we all know that will not happen with lame Belitor fags.

  3. Nate "THE ROID CHEAT" Askren says:

    BJORK Rebney has been in the running for the scumbag of the year award since the day he was born and will continue to lie and cheat his way thru this world until the day he dies.

    SCREW YOU BYORK quit being a lying scumbag piece of shit like when you FIXED the decisions on like 4 of Joe Warren’s fights.

    Let Askren go so he can prove himself to rest of the world and get the hell out of that LOSING operation called Bellator.

    Mark my words VIACOM will get rid of Bellator within 2 years and it will dry up and die just like Affliction and plenty of other past MMA organizations

  4. Nate "ROID CHEAT" marquardt says:

    Give Askren Nate “THE ROID CHEAT” Marquardt in his first UFC fight. Ben’s ben wanting that fight since Marquardt was fired by the UFC for his 3rd ROID BUST

    Askren would school Nate “THE CHEAT”

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