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Ben Askren fires back after Mike Perry calls him a “bum”

Former UFC welterweight contender Ben Askren fired back at Mike Perry after "Platinum" called "Funky" a bum, suggesting Perry will one day be homeless. Perry...
Ben Askren, Jorge Masvidal

Jorge Masvidal reacts to Ben Askren’s retirement

Earlier this month, former ONE and Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren announced his retirement from MMA. This week, Jorge Masvidal — easily Askren's most...
Michael Bisping, Jorge Masvidal, UFC London, Conor McGregor

Michael Bisping scoffs at Ben Askren retiring over a hip replacement

Michael Bisping is not buying that Ben Askren retired from the sport of mixed martial arts due to his need for a hip replacement. The...
Ben Askren, Kamaru Usman

Brendan Schaub weighs in on Ben Askren’s retirement

Brendan Schaub is giving Ben Askren props for giving it a shot with the UFC. Askren wrapped up his MMA career after going 1-2 under...
Ben Askren, Conor McGregor

Ben Askren wants to give television commentary a try

Recently retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren says that he wants to give television commentary for MMA events a try now that his fighting career...
Ben Askren, Conor McGregor

Chael Sonnen caught off guard by Ben Askren’s retirement announcement

Chael Sonnen admits that Ben Askren's decision to hang up his gloves for good surprised him. Askren went into the UFC with a ton of...
Dillon Danis, Ben Askren

Dillon Danis sends message to newly retired Ben Askren

From the moment Ben Askren announced his retirement from MMA, you knew it was only a matter of time before Dillon Danis — one...
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ONE Championship pays tribute to retired Ben Askren

Ben Askren announced his retirement on Monday afternoon, and he's been receiving love from the MMA community ever since. He even got a nice...
Chatri Sityodtong, Ben Askren

Ben Askren outlines the ‘storybook ending’ he would have preferred

Ben Askren is done fighting. The former ONE Championship and Bellator welterweight king announced the end of his fighting career on Ariel Helwani's MMA Show...
Ben Askren, Kamaru Usman

The MMA community reacts to Ben Askren’s retirement

Ben Askren has decided to hang up the gloves. The former ONE and Bellator welterweight title holder announced his retirement from mixed martial arts on...
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Ben Askren announces retirement from MMA

Ben Askren has announced his retirement from MMA. Askren made this announcement on Monday's edition of Ariel Helwani's MMA Show, adding that he requires a...
Demian Maia, Ben Askren

Demian Maia encourages Ben Askren to continue fighting

Earlier this year, Ben Askren stepped into the UFC's Octagon for the first time, with mountains of hype associated with his name. After an...
Kamaru Usman

Kamaru Usman discusses Ben Askren’s recent loss to Demian Maia

It is no secret that current UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and former Bellator champion Ben Askren do not like each other. 'The Nigerian Nightmare'...
Ben Askren, Conor McGregor

Should Ben Askren retire? UFC and Bellator vet Chael Sonnen weighs in

Ben Askren's fighting future will boil down to how "Funky" is feeling mentally, at least that's what Chael Sonnen believes. Askren has dropped back-to-back bouts...
Demian Maia, Ben Askren

Michael Bisping: Demian Maia was the worst possible matchup for Ben Askren

Michael Bisping always believed that Demian Maia would prove to be a tough matchup for Ben Askren. This past Saturday, Askren returned to Singapore to...
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Dana White praises Ben Askren after loss to Demian Maia

The days of Dana White and Ben Askren publicly bashing each other seem to be over. In fact, White has leapt to Askren's defense after...
Ben Askren, Conor McGregor

Ben Askren believes he still can prove he’s the best fighter in the world

Two straight losses haven't derailed Ben Askren's confidence. Askren retired in 2017 because he could not get a shot in the UFC to prove he...
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UFC rankings update: Ben Askren takes a tumble, Dominick Cruz exits

The official UFC rankings have been updated in the wake of last Saturday's UFC Singapore card, and as expected, former ONE and Bellator champ...
Douglas Lima

Douglas Lima on Ben Askren: “I don’t see any hunger in him when he...

Douglas Lima is once again the Bellator MMA welterweight champion and is also $1 million richer after defeating Rory MacDonald at Bellator 232. It...
Ben Askren, Reebok

Ben Askren says retirement is ‘definitely something’ he’s considering after Demian Maia loss

Ben Askren's time in MMA may be over once again. Back in 2017, Askren retired from the sport after he defended his ONE Championship welterweight...
Demian Maia, Ben Askren

What’s next for Demian Maia and Ben Askren after UFC Singapore?

At Saturday's UFC Singapore card, Demian Maia and Ben Askren were looking to prove who was the best grappler in the UFC's welterweight division....
Ben Askren, Demetrious Johnson

Dana White calls Ben Askren for Demetrious Johnson an ‘amazing trade’ for the UFC

Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of the infamous Ben Askren for Demetrious Johnson trade between the UFC and ONE Championship. Replying to a fan...
Ben Askren, Demetrious Johnson

Looking back on the Ben Askren-Demetrious Johnson trade one year later

On Oct. 27, 2018, the MMA world was shaken up as it was announced the UFC and ONE Championship made a trade. The Las...
Dillon Danis

Dillon Danis proclaims himself “the best grappler in MMA” following Ben Askren’s loss to...

Bellator's Dillon Danis has proclaimed himself to be the "best grappler in MMA" following Ben Askren's submission loss to Demian Maia at UFC Singapore. Dillon...
Demian Maia

Demian Maia issues classy statement following submission win over Ben Askren

UFC welterweight Demian Maia has issued a classy statement following his third-round submission victory over Ben Askren in the main event of UFC Singapore. Demian...
Tyron Woodley, Ben Askren

Tyron Woodley believes Ben Askren’s confidence in escaping bad situations cost him against Demian...

Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has shared his thoughts on Ben Askren's submission loss to Demian Maia at UFC Singapore. Woodley and Askren are...
Gilbert Burns

Gilbert Burns tells UFC not to cut Ben Askren so he can fight him...

UFC welterweight Gilbert Burns is pleading with the UFC matchmakers not to cut Ben Askren in the wake of his third-round submission loss to...
Ben Askren, Reebok

Ben Askren reflects after submission loss to Demian Maia at UFC Singapore

Ben Askren was hoping that a win over submission ace Demian Maia at today's UFC Singapore event would put him right back into welterweight...