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CM Punk hoping for December UFC debut

Ever since he shocked the world and signed on to fight in the UFC, the sports world has wondered when former WWE star CM Punk would make his mixed martial arts debut. On Thursday, Punk (whose real name is Phil Brooks) told UFC.com that he was hoping to make his debut for the promotion in December. The 36-year-old Punk has been training in Milwaukee at Roufusport Academy since December...
Via Rumors and Rants
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Askren: 'CM Punk' will be a part of the team

When the UFC announced that it had signed former pro-wrestler Phil "CM Punk" Brooks to fight, last month, during the UFC 181 telecast, one critic's voice rang a little bit louder than the rest. Undefeated welterweight, former Bellator champion Ben Askren tweeted that he couldn't believe the UFC signed a man like "Punk", who has no fight training experience, when the promotion chose...
Via Fox Sports
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Askren: “I can 100% make a career in ONE FC.”

Last week, I wrote an article arguing that newly-crowned, ONE FC welterweight champion and former Bellator champion, Ben Askren, should stay with ONE FC. I argued that not only would the “funky” one be treated better under ONE than under the UFC, but that with ONE’s gradual expansion over Asia, there is a good chance it could compete with the UFC one day. Well, it appears the...
Via Fight Of The Night
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Ben Askren too good for the UFC?

Ben Askren controlling the back of his opponent while landing unanswered strikes. The UFC has done a phenomenal job over the years bringing in the best mixed martial arts talent from around the world. Names like Hector Lombard, Alistar Overeem, and Jose Aldo are just a few of the all-star fighters they have bulked up their roster with. Heck, they just signed Eddie Alvarez, the most...
Via isportsweb.com
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekend in Violence Top 10

From One FC 16 in Singapore, all the way to the TUF Brazil 3 Finale in São Paulo, and everything that occurred in between – here is your Weekend in Violence Top 10 for the week ending 6/1/14. 10. Ben Askren scores his 3rd consecutive finish inside of the distance 9. Vincent Latoel swarms Eddie NG for the finish; adds an extra left for good measure 8.Ogle looks to touch gloves...
Via Fight Booth
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

No Gold for Ben Askren . . . yet!

Ben Askren will indeed be making his appearance at ONE FC’s Honor and Glory.  However, he will not be taking on current welterweight champion, Nobutatsu Suzuki, as fans had previously thought.  Instead, “The Funky One” will face Azerbaijani wrestler, Bakhtiyar Abbasov, who will also be making his ONE debut at Honor and Glory. Askren fans may not relish waiting for their hero’s...
Via Fight Of The Night
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Victor Cui: Ben Askren’s Arrival In ONE FC Is A Monumental Achievement

After last year’s unsuccessful attempt to join the UFC, it appears Bellator’s former welterweight champion has not only found a home at ONE FC, but has been enthusiastically welcomed by its CEO, Victor Cui. According to an article in Singapore’s TodayOnline, Cui told reporters that: “Singapore is a hotbed for MMA, and [Ben] Askren will bring more global attention to the country...
Via Fight Of The Night
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 170 Rousey vs. McMann pros picks – Gracie, Weidman, Faber, Munoz, ladies of Reign & more

When Ben Askren speaks, I like to listen. If you’ve read or seen our coverage of Askren over the years, we know we’re big fans, so that’s why I’m thrilled that he’s in this UFC 170 edition of Pros Pick: UFC 170. As usual, Marcos and co. corralled just about every big name in the industry to break down fights that are near and dear to our hearts – Rousey vs. McMann and...
Via Fight Hub TV
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Ben Askren Soar or Bore in ONE FC?

In a recent interview with USA Today Sports, ONE FC welterweight and former Bellator champion, Ben Askren, told reporters that he hopes he “can help ONE FC grow into a global power.” But can he? While Askren is notable for being one of only a handful of non-UFC fighters to make it into Sherdog’s top ten MMA rankings, he has also been repeatedly criticized for his “boring”...
Via Fight Of The Night
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Bellator Champion Ben Askren Signs with ONE FC

The UFC and Bellator may want nothing to do with Ben Askren (pictured), but ONE FC certainly does. As been heavily rumored, the former Bellator welterweight champion has inked a multi-fight deal to join the Singapore-based mixed martial arts promotion. “Excited to have signed with and be fighting for the largest MMA organization in Asia @ONEFCMMA @EvolveMMA,” Askren tweeted Monday...
Via 5thRound.com
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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