Kelvin Gastelum and Ben Askren continue war of words on social media

Kelvin Gastelum, Ben Askren

Last night, top UFC middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum took a shot at UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley for plotting a move up to the middleweight division.

“Haha [Tyron Woodley] has never wanted this smoke after we fought the 1st time! He can’t compete at MW,” Gastelum wrote on Twitter, referencing his close 2015 fight with Tyron Woodley.

This comment from Gastelum promptly generated a response from former ONE and Bellator champ Ben Askren, who reminded that Gastelum badly missed weight for his fight with Woodley.

“Hey fat boy he beat you with a broken foot and you didn’t come within 10lbs of making weight,” Askren chided. “I love me some trash talk, but you should get real.”

From there, the war of words continued, as Kelvin Gastelum claimed he didn’t know who Askren was.

“I’m sorry I don’t know know who you are young man!” he said.

Askren then unleashed a pretty savage response, hitting Gastelum with a multi-point Tweet.

Here’s what Ben Askren said:

“Kelvin 1) I have more followers than you 2) no one believes your pathetic lie 3) maybe try a little originality 4) you missed weight by 10lbs I mean holy crap what kind of person does that?”

Evidently growing tired of this beef, Kelvin Gastelum then told Ben Askren to chill out.

“Lol chill out big guy,” he said. “Welcome to the UFC, I remember my 1st UFC fight too! I’m sure you’re excited about it!”

Who do you think came out on top in this Twitter skirmish between Ben Askren and Kelvin Gastelum?

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 1/16/2019.