Saturday, 11/23/2013, 02:32 pm

Weekend Poll | Should The UFC Sign Ben Askren?

Undefeated welterweight fighter and recently released Bellator champion, Ben Askren finds himself in an odd state of career limbo as of late.

Having expressed his desires to fight for the UFC, when finally released from his Bellator obligations, the UFC boss, Dana White said he had no interest.

Still, Askren and company are set have a sitdown with the UFC brass this upcoming Monday in hopes to stroke a deal.

So we ask you, should the UFC sign Ben Askren?

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39 Responses to “Weekend Poll | Should The UFC Sign Ben Askren?”

  1. GRT 3000 says:

    He’s a super boring fighter – once fans see his b/s once they will never be excited to see it again.

    • Nate "THE ROID CHEAT" Marquardt says:

      GSP won’t let the UFC bring in Askren and school his boy ROIDY Macdonld. GSP calls the shots and Tristar gets what they want everytime. Just like when GSP DECLINED to fight the TRUE #1 contender Hendricks and picked a better match up in Diaz.

      Then if that wasn’t a disgrace enough GSP made sure Hendricks had to fight Condit who was coming off a loss. GSP and Dana did everything possible to keep GSP out of that fight with Hendricks and now we all know why.

      Askren would embarress ROIDY Mac

  2. nick says:

    I want to see him as long as he isn’t a bust like Hector Lombard

    • Nate "THE ROID CHEAT" Marquardt says:

      The reason Dana doesn’t want to sign Askren is he knows he would school countless top 10 UFC fighters and therefore make the UFC look bad.

      If Askren had been fighting in any other promotion but Bellator he would have already been signed

      This is all about Dana’s EGO and his on going feud with BYORK

      This is for those IDIOTS up top who think Lombard is a bust. If you think for one second Lombard didn’t get robbed in the Boetsch decision then you are nothing but a hater NUTHUGGING moron. Boetsch ran from Lombard the entire fight and Lombard did all the damage. Okami was twice Lombards size and refused to fight him. Lombard should be 3-1 in the UFC and I feel sorry for anyone who has to fight him at 170 lbs.

      • nick says:

        I like Lomard he was awsome in Bellator he’ll be top 10 maybe top 5 but he will never be a Champion again like I expected him to come in and give silva a tough fight but he probably would have been completly out classed

        • Nate "THE ROID CHEAT" Marquardt says:

          Lombard is a very small WW by today standards. Compare Lombard to ROIDY Mac or Condit, Kim or GSP who are all considerably larger than Lombard. GSP, Condit, Roidy all have 76+ reach and all walk into cage well over 190 lbs. Lombard barely weighed 190 at fight time when he was fighting at middleweight. NOTHING in MMA is a bigger advantage than REACH and weight, Height

          Lombard should size wise be fighting at 155 lbs but he is so damn good for hsi size he has spent his entire career fighting much much larger opponents

          Nick its OBVIOUS you have never watched the Lombard/Botesch fight because if you had you would know Lombard easily should have won that fight and it was his first fight in the UFC.

          Go watch Jake Sheilds first fight in the UFC where he was schooled by Kampmann and given a gift decision. Its all about politics anymore

  3. ^ says:

    if they do they should pay him fck all

    • Nate "THE ROID CHEAT" Marquardt says:

      Its OBVIOUS most of the IDIOTS on this site haven’t watched Askrens last 2 fights because they were both TKO finishes where he not only won but he broke both his opponents.

      The only fighter in the UFC WW division Askren will have problems with is Hendricks.

  4. GRT 3000 says:

    only thing that was a bust about Hector Lombard was his UFC opponents. He’s 2 for 2; the two fighters who actually (engaged) fought him got KTFO. The other 2 Okami and the so called Axe Murderer (pfft), did not FIGHT Lombard, they ran the whole time. Welcome to the big show they said. What a disgrace.

  5. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    HELL YAH…Askren to clean out the 70’s!!

  6. THAT DUDE says:

    HELL NO. He’s a 1 dimensional fighter. IF they sign him for a fight MAYBE he’ll pull out a victory but if so its more than likely going to be a boring ass fight where all he does is wrestle just like most of his fights. And I highly doubt anyone will be impressed, ESPECIALLY not Dana. I say IF and when he gets some more weapons in his arsenal then they can talk. But until then please keep the boring ass fights in Bellator where they belong. We wanna see FIGHTS not wrestling matches!!

  7. Thesire says:

    I wouldn’t mind as long as he starts with Rory. Then askren vs Hendricks !!!!! I know Gargoyle agrees

  8. drew says:

    give the guy a job

  9. Dddddddddd says:

    Of course he should get a chance.

  10. Steven Thurman says:

    He’s not the most exciting fighter but I know him personally, he’s a good guy, and has finished his last two opponents. You brought in Jay Hieron right after he lost to Askren, so hell yeah bring him in and pay the guy, he’s a hard worker and has a newborn baby to take care of. And GRT 3000, i don’t know what fight you were watching, but when Hector beat Nate Marquardt, Nate was pretty much running from him. Lol He literally turned his back and ran a few steps like twice.

  11. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    Lesson for the underclass who have never had the fortunate like to have wrestled. You tools have no idea how good Askren is in wrestling MMA. There is NOBODY in the world that can compare to his abilities. He can’t be beat there. He would demolish GSP or Hendricks. The only chance anybody has is to KO him. Listen and learn minions…..hahahahahaha

    • Sasquatch says:

      I voted yes because feel sorry for the poor f**ker.. can’t get kicked any harder in the nutz then he has. I know he’s the most boring fighter in MMA today but I think he’ll make a good punching bag for the WW division.. until he gets cut of course.

      • Nate "THE ROID CHEAT" Marquardt says:

        The worst is all the idiots who try and compare ASkren to lay n pray Fitch. Askren always improves his position and dominates regardless of what his opponents try. Fitch on the other hand gets schooled by NON_wrestlers and only wins when he has a huge size advantage and uses his lay n pray to run out the clock. Askren is 1000 times the wrestler Fitch could ever dream of being.

        Dana white should tekk Askren to sign a one fight deal with WSOF with the condition he gets to fight LAY N PRAY Fitch and tell him if he schoolsor finishes Fitch he will sign him to the UFC.

        Askren would jump allover that deal in a heart beat

        • Sasquatch says:

          Lol… I hope he gets signed just so I can laugh after ANY of the top WW’s destroy him. The guys been fighting cans for years.. the last can he beat he was begging the ref to stop it because he couldn’t finnish him from a dominant position with his girl fists.. it was embarrassing for Bellator hence the cut.

  12. KIDD433 says:

    @NATE . That sounds like a good plan. Hopefully Askren could retire Jon Bitch Fitch for good. Then he could over and show the UFC what he’s got.

    • Nate "THE ROID CHEAT" Marquardt says:

      Fitch just lost 2 rounds to a guy who isn’t even ranked in the top 100 WW in the world. Askren would destroy Fitch so bad he would never get back in the cage again

  13. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    67% voted yes? Really? Ah well I guess the UFC needed fighters so fans who don’t get excited by a man humping another man can take a 15 min shit break during the prelims and not miss anything.

  14. Dddddddddd says:

    Of course he could lose his debut but he probably won’t and he’s gonna deliver nasty ground and pound If he can get in to position. I remember people poking fun at the WEC until they migrated and outclassed their divisions in the UFC.

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