Ben Askren is currently in the process of being traded from ONE Championship to the UFC in exchange for former flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson.
The historic trade, which is expected to be finalized very soon, could have a significant impact on the sport and its athletes moving forward.
Immediately after news of the trade first surfaced, Ben Askren took to Twitter where immediately took aim at the members of the current UFC roster.
The former Bellator and ONE Championship title holder, Ben Askren, also called for a 165-pound super-fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov (27-0 MMA).
Askren believes a fight with “The Eagle” would prove who is the best MMA grappler on planet earth.
Most recently, Malki Kawa, who manages star fighters such as Jon Jones and Demetrious Johnson, took to Twitter where he goaded Ben Askren into thanking him for making the historic trade happen.
“Hey Ben Askren, you’re welcome #jonjonesagentmadeithappen” – Malki Kawa
Ben Askren quickly responded and commended Malki.
And unashamed to pat himself on the back too! You’re good at what you do, no denying that. https://t.co/injFux3v3S
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) October 26, 2018
“And unashamed to pat himself on the back too! You’re good at what you do, no denying that.” – Ben Askren
Mr. Kawa’s response to “Funky” was interesting to say the least.
No Ben. The words are: thank you Malki. Even though you don’t rep me, you did what no one else ever did. Now time to do your deal since your numbers are trash my guy. https://t.co/cbhbxaXtjf
— malki kawa (@malkikawa) October 26, 2018
“No Ben. The words are: thank you Malki. Even though you don’t rep me, you did what no one else ever did. Now time to do your deal since your numbers are trash my guy.” – Malki Kawa
Ben Askren then replied to Jon Jones’ manager with a simple thank you.
“Thanks.” – Ben Askren
What do you make of this “Funky” twitter exchange between former ONE Championship and Bellator title holder Ben Askren and Jon Jones manager Malki Kawa? Sound off in the comments section PENN Nation!