Archive: Ben Askren

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....

Jan 23, 2014 6:27 am

Ben Askren Will Pull A Minimum $50K Purse Under OneFC Contract

Ben Askren has been in a sort of limbo over the last few weeks, after leaving Bellator and attempting a talk with the UFC, Askren felt as though his future plans were shifting and his career may have been coming to an end. “World Series of Fighting had already made me an offer and they...

Jan 13, 2014 5:10 am

Eddie Alvarez on Ben Askren: “Yeah, maybe he should have shut up”

Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez returned to Bellator MMA at Bellator 106 after spending the majority of last year dealing with contract negotiations. Alvarez most recently defeated Michael Chandler via split decision; Payback for Chandler defeating Alvarez almost two years before. He is set to face off against Chandler once again for a rubber match....

Dec 24, 2013 9:41 am

Askren: ‘The Bald-Headed Fat Man Won’t Let Me In’ The UFC

“They essentially told my manager, ‘We’re going to get something done,’ and six hours later, when I’m not in the meeting and not in the UFC office, I get a call saying, ‘It’s not going to happen. It is their business, and they can run their business however they want to run their business. But...

Dec 13, 2013 3:18 pm

Dana White Tells Ben Askren To Take His “Stupidness” And Go Fight On Pluto

You know. Pluto. The former 9th planet of our solar system? Yeah. A few weeks ago, Askren seemed to be positioning himself for a run at the UFC welterweight division. He was a free agent, released from Bellator, and was looking to set up a meeting with UFC brass so he could move forward with...

Dec 13, 2013 7:28 am

Ben Askren Is Excited To Fight For ONE FC & Millions Of Asian Fans

Although the UFC decided against signing 13-0 Ben Askren, the former Bellator welterweight champion said he is excited to compete for his new employers, the Singapore based ONE FC promotion. Askren has been consistently ranked in the top 10 of the welterweight division, and many were perplexed as to why the UFC didn’t sign the four-time...

Dec 5, 2013 8:34 am

Ben Askren And Phil Baroni Verbally Spar On Twitter

Ladies and gentlemen, it looks like we might finally get our superfight… no more arguing with your friends over who would beat who; no more crossing your fingers, hoping that these two MMA giants eventually meet in the cage – the wait is over. Phil Baroni and Ben Askren are (probably) going to get it on....

Dec 2, 2013 11:20 am

Would Ben Askren Compete on TUF? He Says ‘Not a Chance’

Still in the limbo known as free agency since Bellator chose not to renew his contract this past summer, Ben Askren had his hopes set on joining the UFC’s ranks.  Does that mean the Bellator welterweight champion would be willing to compete in the UFC’s reality-television series, ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ for a shot at a...

Dec 2, 2013 9:45 am

Askren Making Move To Singapore, Rumors Of OneFC Signing

The hottest free-agent on the MMA Market right now has got to be undefeated former Bellator champion, Ben Askren. The man they call ‘Funky’ had hoped to get signed by the UFC but after failed negotiations the future of the former Olympic wrestler has been in doubt. Overnight news spread of his move to Singapore...

Nov 26, 2013 8:25 am

QUICK TWITT | Teammates Lobby UFC To Sign Ben Askren

Not only do our readers on BJPENN.COM think the UFC should sign top welterweight prospect, Ben Askren, but so do his teammates. The Roufus Sports fight team, which holds many notable fighters on its roster, including UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, has taken to twitter in support of Ben. Ben and company met with UFC officials yesterday afternoon...