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Ben Askren shares his safe bets for UFC 246: McGregor vs Cerrone

Former Bellator and ONE champion Ben Askren believes there are some safe bets for tonight’s UFC 246: McGregor vs Cerrone event. The welterweight standout, Askren,...
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Ben Askren predicts Maycee Barber will be champion by 2021

Before she got her scheduled fight against Roxanne Modafferi at UFC 246, Maycee Barber was very public and open in her pursuit of a...
Jorge Masvidal, Ben Askren, Conor McGregor, Chael Sonnen

Ben Askren picks Jorge Masvidal as 2019 Fighter of The Year

Retired UFC star Ben Askren has swallowed his pride and picked Jorge Masvidal as his 2019 Fighter of the Year.
Ben Askren, Conor McGregor

Ben Askren says he has interviewed with ESPN for commentary gig

Former UFC welterweight contender Ben Askren said that he recently had an interview with sports leader ESPN for an MMA commentary gig. Askren retired from...
Ben Askren, Conor McGregor

Ben Askren takes aim at ‘dork’ Conor McGregor after NMF Title tweet

There's a lot to be said for Conor McGregor's persona, mainly because it's gotten him to such a high point within the...
Ben Askren, Kamaru Usman

Ben Askren believes Kamaru Usman made crucial error in UFC 245 post-fight interview

Kamaru Usman got the win he sought at UFC 245, weathering some early adversity to stop his ferocious challenger Colby Covington in the fifth...
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Jorge Masvidal gives a respectful shoutout to Ben Askren, “Funky” responds

Jorge Masvidal and Ben Askren had one of the bigger rivalries this year, yet it appears that beef has been squashed. In the lead up...
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Ben Askren roasts Colby Covington over failed Kamaru Usman diss

Ben Askren may not be competing inside the Octagon anymore, but he can certainly give his views on what's happening in the...
Ben Askren, Conor McGregor

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...
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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...