Archive: Ben Askren

Apr 24, 2015 10:12 am

One FC 26 Results: Bizarre Ending to Askren vs. Santos

“ONE FC 26: Valor of Champions” took place earlier today at Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. The event was headlined by a welterweight title fight featuring undefeated champion Ben Askren (14-0 MMA) taking on title challenger Luis Santos (61-9-1 MMA). The main event was ruled a no contest after Askren accidentally poked Santos...

Jan 5, 2015 2:59 pm

Askren: Dana White is telling blatant lies about me

It is no secret that current ONE FC Welterweight Champion Ben Askren and UFC President Dana White don’t exactly see eye to eye. The pair have verbally sparred back-and-forth on many different topics, most recently the UFC’s signing of former WWE star CM Punk. Askren’s criticism of the UFC’s new hire prompted Dana White to...

Nov 19, 2014 10:15 am

White on Askren: “He doesn’t want to fight in the big show”

Widely believed to be the best prospect outside of the UFC, ONE FC welterweight champion, Ben Askren has found himself at odds with UFC President Dana White on more than one occasion. Dana White spoke to TSN’s ‘Off the Record’ about Askren, and why he hasn’t signed the prospect yet. “Ben Askren, I don’t hate...

Oct 24, 2014 2:21 pm

PUBE HEAD! Conor McGregor, Ben Askren Engage In Twitter Beef

It was announced earlier today that Conor McGregor and Dennis Siver would be headlining a fight card in Boston in January, which sparked ONE FC champion Ben Askren to Tweet the UFC, and McGregor. Giving @TheNotoriousMMA another easy tune up match against another non wrestler is a really smart move by the UFC! — Ben...

Oct 9, 2014 10:42 am

QUICK TWITT | Askren Beats Rory ‘Any Damn Way He Wants’

One FC welterweight champion, Ben Askren just wants to make sure you know that he can beat UFC contender Rory MacDonald. For those of you who are curious about how I would beat @rory_macdonald let me say… Any damn way I want to! — Ben Askren (@Benaskren) October 9, 2014 Are you buying?

Oct 7, 2014 9:59 am

Josh Burkman & Ben Askren Engage In Twitter Beef

Ben Askren is offended! The OneFC champ is piping mad over the recent UFC signing of Josh Burkman, and his booking opposite Hector Lombard. Check it: Get beat up by Steve Carl then get to fight the #3 guy in the world. Makes perfect sense #ufclogic — Ben Askren (@Benaskren) October 3, 2014 If you...

Oct 5, 2014 4:24 pm

Did Josh Burkman Throw His WSOF Title Fight?

Following his release from the UFC in 2008, Josh Burkman went on a 3-fight win streak. Burkman then lost to Jordan Mein in 2011, and then went on a 5-fight win streak, with 3 of his wins coming under the WSOF banner. Burkman then had his win streak snapped by Steve Carl for the WSOF...

Sep 18, 2014 1:44 pm

QUICK TWITT | Khabib Can’t Hold Pettis Down

UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis has a long list of title challengers. Most vocal however is Russia’s Khabib Nurmagomdeov, who recently said the champ is no match for his wrestling. (Find that HERE). Anthony’s Longtime wrestling coach and training partner, Ben Askren said that’s just not so. Check it: “@john_drama: @Benaskren Do you think Khabib...

Sep 16, 2014 12:44 pm

Askren to Dana: ‘You’re in good hands’

Dana your attacks against me aren't working,don't worry it will be ok. You're in good hands. — Ben Askren (@Benaskren) September 12, 2014 One FC Welterweight champion Ben Askren took this jab at UFC President Dana White, and somewhere Inside MMA host Kenny Rice just had a heart attack. Sorry Kenny!

Sep 14, 2014 4:37 pm

PHOTO | Ben Askren Guest Coach For Team Pettis On TUF 20

TUF 20 is currently running every Wednesday night on Fox Sports 1. The season will crown the inaugural women’s strawweight champion. Last week the season kicked off with a huge upset when Randa Markos defeated Tecia Torres via decision. Felice Herrig, who is a member of Team Pettis revealed the following picture of Team Pettis...

Sep 9, 2014 4:24 pm

Askren Jokes: ‘Maybe Dana Paid Rice $5k For Inside MMA snub’

“I jokingly said to my wife after the interview, ‘Maybe Dana paid Kenny $5,000 to try to make me look like an ass. That was my intuition: Why is he acting like this? Something’s gotta be up. But I still have no idea. I’m still dumbfounded by the whole thing.” “Honestly, I think a lot...

Sep 8, 2014 8:46 am

Ben Askren’s High Level Grappling Broken Down

Ben Askren has long sisnce preached about his ‘Funk’ wrestling moves, here we can see Askren’s head & arm lock to back take broken down with his use of the gable grip to bypass his opponents whizzer attempt. Post by BJJ Video Vault.

Sep 8, 2014 5:02 am

Ben Askren Disses Hendricks (Again), Explains Why He Dislikes Big Rigg

The saga between Ben Askren and the UFC continues, this time with Askren throwing some harsh allegations at the UFC welterweight champion. He spoke on The MMA Hour: “It’s hard to describe in full effect unless you’ve been around the wrestling community a long time. He has won so many matches lucky through college. …...

Sep 7, 2014 7:42 pm

AXS TV Fights Boss Apologizes To Ben Askren For Being Kicked Off Show

After Kenny Rice kicked Ben Askren off of Inside MMA for dissing the UFC, Askren took to Twitter to express his frustration. Hey @KennyRiceSports I think that is what @KingMoFH would call some @ufc dick riding. keep an open mind brother, times are changing — Ben Askren (@Benaskren) September 6, 2014 Hey @mcuban let me...

Sep 7, 2014 9:32 am

Askren Kicked Off Air For Dissing UFC

Ben Askren was a guest on “Inside MMA” which airs on AXS TV and began to talk about how he believes the UFC is monopolizing the mixed martial arts industry. He ranted, “The UFC has had quite the monopoly the last handful of years but really, if they don’t change their tune they’re going to...

Sep 2, 2014 5:09 pm

“Funky” Fires Off At Dana, UFC

“I have a hard time with how Dana White treats people.” “It’s kind of like all of us had that time in high school when we were bullied by the cool group of kids. Then we did something, then the cool group said ‘oh my god, can you be part of our group?’ Then some...

Aug 31, 2014 2:53 pm

Dana White Interested In Signing Ben Askren

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...

Aug 29, 2014 12:54 pm

REPLAY! Askren Dominates, Earns ONE FC Title

Ben Askren landed some brutal ground and pound shots en route to winning the ONE FC title earlier today in Dubai at ONE FC Reign Of Champions. Check out the replay below:

Aug 25, 2014 10:02 am

Exclusive: Askren plans to dominate Suzuki on the ground; unsure if he will ever fight for UFC

Former Bellator title holder Ben Askren (13-0 MMA) will attempt to dethrone current ONE FC welterweight champion Nobutatsu Suzuki (11-1-2) at this weekends “ONE FC 19: Reign of Champions” event in Dubai. The welterweight showdown is a true clash of styles, pitting Askren’s elite grappling abilities against Suzuki’s high-level Karate striking. The former US Olympian and undefeated MMA fighter recently spoke with’s Chris Taylor about his...

Aug 6, 2014 10:09 am

ONE FC 19 set with three title fights

This month’s “ONE FC 19: Reign of Champions” event has been finalized with a total of nine exciting bouts we can look forward to watching, including three title fights. ONE FC Lightweight champion Shinya Aoki (35-6 MMA) will make his first title defense at the August event, when he sqaures off with Kamal Shalorus (9-3-2...

Jul 30, 2014 10:38 am

Exclusive: Roger Huerta talks his return to ONE FC and more

One of the most exciting lightweight fighters in mixed martial arts storied history, Roger Huerta (21-7-1 MMA), is set to make his long-awaited return to the ONE FC cage this August in Dubai. The former UFC star and “Sports Illustrated” cover athlete has been out of action for almost 2 years now, this after suffering...

Jul 8, 2014 5:01 am

TWITTER BEEF: Matt Hughes Defends Hendricks Against Ben Askren

Earlier today we brought you news that Ben Askren had been taking shots at UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks via Twitter during the TUF 19 Finale. Now, UFC legend Matt Hughes has decided to get in on the action and defend the champ. Check out the series of Tweets below: @Benaskren @MMARoasted @JohnyHendricks You talk...

Jul 7, 2014 8:42 am

TWITTER BEEF: Ben Askren Slams Johny Hendricks

ONE-FC fighter Ben Askren took some shots at not only UFC President Dana White, but welterweight champion Johny Hendricks as well yesterday while all three attended the TUF 19 finale. Check out Askren’s Tweets below: @danawhite ducking my heckling by sitting in the opposite side of the cage — Ben Askren (@Benaskren) July 7, 2014...

Jul 1, 2014 7:49 am

Askren On How To Be A Man, The Dishonor In Soccer

“It was really the first time I watched soccer all year,” said Askren, “I was really appalled when I am seeing all these guys falling on the ground, rolling around, crying. And then you know the worst part about it is, they show the instant replay and you can tell – most of these guys,...

May 30, 2014 12:27 pm

Askren Takes Home Submission Win In OneFC Debut

ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC), Asia’s largest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization with a 90% market share, impressed the sold-out crowd in attendance at the iconic Singapore Indoor Stadium with another night of world-class mixed martial arts action. In the main event of the evening, Ben Askren proved once again why he is considered the...

Feb 19, 2014 4:34 pm

Cummins on Cormier: “His weakness is mental”

  This Saturday at UFC 170 Daniel Cormier will make his light-heavyweight debut against Patrick Cummins. Cormier was scheduled to fight top light-heavyweight Rashad Evans, but due to a last-minute injury he will instead fight Cummins, former coffee shop barista turned UFC fighter. The choice of Cummins as the replacement was questioned by some, including...

Feb 14, 2014 5:27 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...

Feb 7, 2014 4:32 pm

Ben Askren to fight for ONE FC Welterweight World Title in May

In an interview with Yahoo Sports, former Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren (12-0 MMA) announced that he will fight for ONE FC gold in May. “Funky” went on to say that he will face the winner of ONE FC’s inaugural welterweight world title bout which features Brock Larson taking on Nobutatsu Suzuki. The Larson vs....