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Friday, 02/14/2014, 05:27 pm

QUICK TWITT | Ben Askren Fires Off At Dana Over Signing Cummins For Cormier Co-Main

When former Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren, became a free agent, the UFC didn’t even make him an offer to test his skills against the world’s best.

Forced to go to Asia’s OneFC, Askren is now taking issue with the recent signing of Pat Cummins.

Cummins is a 4-0 light-heavyweight wrestling prospect and will serve in the UFC 170 co-main event against Daniel Cormier. The Team Reign fighter took the fight on just nine-days notice.

Here’s what Ben said:


13 Responses to “QUICK TWITT | Ben Askren Fires Off At Dana Over Signing Cummins For Cormier Co-Main”

  1. lethalq says:

    The fight is only a week away what did people expect? Better than the fight being cancelled. I say hats off to both fighters for still being willing to fight. With most fighters claiming how they will wait for title shots or trying to cherry pick fights nice to see two guys just wanting to throw down finally.

  2. magoo says:

    Don’t blame Askren for being bitter, seems like Dana’s rubbing a lot of fighters the wrong way these days. I hope guys like Askren and Melendez set a precedence that other high calibre ufc fighters follow! Fuck Dana White and Ronda Rousey!

  3. Dustin Scott Daniels says:

    That would have been a perfect first fight for Askren. And for Dana to not give him more credit for what hes has accomplished really leaves me scratching my head. He is getting better. He wants to be and is becoming a better, more rounded fighter. In a way I think Dana is impeding his progress in the sport. Not sure what the biased is? The only thing to conclude is that Dana is a Dick! Ben has done what he needed to do to have a shot in the big show. The dude is blowing through people. What more can Dana ask for in a fighter. Even if he just wrestled, It’s cool to watch because he is always seem to be several steps ahead of his opponents. Anybody who knows anything about fighting can clearly see that Ben was born to do this.

    • al says:

      A perfect first fight for Askren would be DC at 205 pounds? You obviously know nothing about weight classes, let alone anything about MMA.

      • scott k says:

        It’s mixed martial arts man. If you can’t stop that wrestler from taking you down and controlling you on the ground than you need to work harder on your skill set. Some people just don’t understand the word MIXED…. And Dana is a damn crybaby that wants to take his ball and go home. He will be the demise of the Ufc.

  4. Xaninho says:

    Hahaha this boring humper is talking about ego’s being too big? He was the one demanding an immediate title shot, he was the one not interested to fight his way up because he thinks he’s the ww king. FOH with that bullshit!

  5. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    Funny shit, The UFC/White being afraid of Askren. White is a genius. but on this one, he should of let Askren prove he could beat GSP, etc. – but he was afraid Askren would win. lmao…

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