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In a recent interview with Matt Parrino for UFC.com's The Download, Dana White discussed the reaction to CM Punk's signing and why Askren isn't in the UFC. Since the UFC's announcement of the unusual signing of pro-wrestling superstar, CM Punk, fans and media alike have been trying to make sense of the news. When you consider that there are world class prospects that would represent a much better level of competition, it gets a little more bizarre. Ben Askren is a name that has been mentioned fo read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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There have been many critical of the UFC’s signing of former professional wrestler Phil “CM Punk” Brooks, but none bigger than ONE FC welterweight champion Ben Askren. read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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When Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced that it had signed former WWE superstar Phil Brooks, also known as CM Punk, to a contract to fight inside the Octagon, the reaction from the mixed martial arts (MMA) community was, well, mixed. Some welcomed the signing of a man with little-to-no experience fighting in MMA, while others openly defied the move. Now, UFC President Dana White recently offered his take on the reaction from the MMA community, saying that he understands the apprehens read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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Many mixed martial artists have had a vocal opinion regarding the Ultimate Fighting Championship signing Phil Brooks, none more so than One Fighting Championship welterweight titlist Ben Askren. read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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The response to the UFC's recent signing of former WWE star CM Punk has been decidedly mixed, with some fans and fighters celebrating the eyes Punk will undoubtedly to the UFC, and others decrying the sideshow element of allowing an untested 0-0 fighter a free ticket into the big leagues. Safe to say UFC President Dana White has heard both sides of the argument, and he understands where detractors of the decision are coming from. "Some people love it, some people hate it," White told UFC.com. "T read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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The former Olympian talks about the UFC signing a pro wrestler with zero competitive experience as well. He also talks about his rivalry with Johny Hendricks, Jon Fitch, Robbie Lawler and more in this interview with Submission Radio. read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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Undefeated ONE FC welterweight champion Ben Askren -- who also held gold for Bellator MMA -- has been keeping tabs on what has been going down in stateside mixed martial arts (MMA), particularly after a busy weekend in combat sports that produced events from both UFC and WSOF. Or particular note was Rousimar Palhares grisly submission win over Jon Fitch (see the GIF here), one of many painful surrenders induced by the hulking Brazilian. As far as "Funky" is concerned, "Toquinho" is just another read news >>

  • 16 days ago
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Could Jon Fitch head over to Asia to face off with Ben Askren one day? He says that the possibility does exist. Jon Fitch has a lot on his plate this weekend when he meets Rousimar Palhares for the World Series of Fighting welterweight title at WSOF 16 in Sacramento. Regardless of the outcome though, Fitch wants fights. And in a conversation with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, he said that he could possibly be able to go over to Asia to fight the man that could be the best welterweight in the wo read news >>

  • 17 days ago
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One FC welterweight champion Ben Askren makes no bones about the fact he considers himself the world's top 170-pounder. And while he's not going to have the opportunity to test himself against the UFC's best welterweights any time soon, one of the top fighters outside the UFC at 170 is pretty sure he's contractually clear to make such a fight. World Series of Fighting's Jon Fitch says the door is open to go over to Asia and square off against the undefeated Askren. "I have it in my contract that read news >>

  • 18 days ago
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Former Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren said he was shocked when he heard that the UFC had signed CM Punk, but if it highlights the fact that he’s out while less experienced people are in, it could ultimately be to Askren’s benefit.Filed under: Featured, (...) read news >>

  • 20 days ago
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Check out immediate reactions from fighters as the UFC announced that they have signed former WWE superstar CM Punk So former WWE superstar CM Punk has signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC. The promotion has made the announcement during the UFC 181 PPV, and here's a quick vine clip featuring the 36-year-old pro-wrestler: Welcome to the UFC @CMPunk! See you in 2015! https://t.co/X07ezdbmZl — #UFC181 (@ufc) December 7, 2014 Social media has been buzzing shortly after and here are the immediate r read news >>

  • 21 days ago
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LAS VEGAS – During the media UFC 181 "Ultimate Media Day" on Thursday, two of the promotion’s best welterweights -- Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler -- carried the spotlight. And one -- Ben Askren -- became a sort of elephant in the room.Askren is in Las Vegas to support his Roufusport teammate Anthony Pettis in his lightweight title defense against Gilbert Melendez. With all the attention at the MGM Grand being directed at Hendricks and Lawler for their Saturday night title fight, the curly-ha read news >>

  • 22 days ago
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Roufusport Head Coach Due Roufus believes Ben Askren will one day fight under the UFC banner. It has been a few months since the latest chapter of the Ben Askren - Dana White saga was written. Neither the UFC boss, nor the undefeated champion have seen eye to eye during their various quarrels, thus leading one to assume that Askren's window of opportunity to head to the UFC was quickly closing. Askren had one meeting with UFC officials before signing with One FC; it achieved very little and ende read news >>

  • 23 days ago
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NEW YORK -- Duke Roufus is in a tough position. He coaches Ben Askren and also has a great relationship with UFC president Dana White. Askren and White don't seem to see eye-to-eye, a fact you can extrapolate just from reading Askren's Twitter timeline. "I love both guys," Roufus said Monday at an Anthony Pettis media lunch to promote UFC 181. "I have so much respect for Dana, Lorenzo and Frank. I've told them so many times Roufusport wouldn't be around without them. I wouldn't be here without t read news >>

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