Ben Askren has been campaigning very hard for a fight in the UFC, something Dana White has been less than thrilled about. Askren has tried everything from confronting Johny Hendricks at the TUF finale, to taking shots at the welterweight champ and Dana White on Twitter, but nothing has worked…Until now.
UFC President Dana White is warming up to signing the newly crowned ONE FC champion to the UFC, saying:
“I think if he keeps winning, he could get a shot over here. Listen, Ben Askren said a lot of stupid sh-t when he left, but I don’t care about stuff like that. I could care less about any of that. We’ll see how the kid fights, what he keeps doing, and we’ll go from there. Contrary to popular belief – well, no, I do hold grudges if you’re a real idiot. Yeah, I’ll hold a grudge until the day I drop dead.”
“But with fighters, I don’t really do that with fighters. These guys are built differently than everybody. They’re tough, man, and this is what they do for a living, and they’re going to say stuff like that. If Tito (Ortiz) could come back to the UFC, anybody can come in here. Believe me, because there’s nobody on earth I hated more than Tito. And Tito came back. You don’t have to like them to do business with them. So we’ll see.”
Now Askren is the one who seems less than thrilled about the potential signing, Tweeting after:
Oh thank you master @danawhite can I please have a shot
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) August 31, 2014