Sign up for Yardbarker's daily Top 10 newsletter, the Morning Bark! Customize to get news on your favorite sports and teams.


BEN ASKREN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dana White On Ben Askren “This Guy Is An Absolute Moron”

Just when it seemed as though UFC President Dana White was warming up to the idea of a Ben Askren (14-0) signing things took a serious nose dive during a recent appearance by the ONE FC Welterweight Champion on Inside MMA.Mr. White has some issues with what the former Bellator Welterweight Champion had to say.“I thought Tito (Ortiz) was the dumbest human being I ever met.  This...
Via MMAInsider
September 10, 2014  |  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

Dana White Softens Stance on Signing Ben Askren, Askren Responds with Sarcasm

Askren, and you shall receive … maybe. Freshly-minted ONE FC welterweight champion Ben Askren (pictured) might finally be inching his way closer to joining the UFC. And guess what? Askren doesn’t seem to care. UFC president Dana White wasn’t impressed enough with Askren’s wrestle-intensive game to sign him after Bellator released him last November, but it appears White is...
Via 5thRound.com
August 31, 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

Bellator Grants Welterweight Champion Ben Askren Unconditional Release

Bellator MMA crowned Ben Askren welterweight champion in 2010 and since that time, Askren has compiled a perfect 12-0 record.  He honored his contract but one would assume a current champion would resign with their current promotion, maybe even get a raise, but that wasn’t the case in this scenario. Bellator and Askren have been unable to reach an agreement and he has been released...
Via BlackSportsOnline
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Ben Askren Gets His Release From Bellator

All Ben Askren wanted to do after he completed his contract with Bellator was to go to the UFC. Now he will get that chance as Bellator has released the now former welterweight champion. It was a weird road to get to this point for Askren. “Funky” completed the last fight on his Bellator in July when he stopped Andrey Koreshkov by TKO. The UFC was reluctant to offer Askren a...
Via Between The Ropes
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

News: Bellator Champ Ben Askren Claims He Has Only Been Drug Tested Once

Bellator fighters continue to come out with interesting comments regarding their organization, with the latest being a drug-testing related comment from welterweight champ Ben Askren. The undefeated champ took to twitter earlier today claiming that he has only been drug tested once by the organization. Just read the article on why Bellator fighters don’t fail drug tests.Hard to...
Via The Flying Knee MMA
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Bellator 86 Results: Askren manhandles Karl Amoussou

"He's (Askren) just a *****, he's not even a fighter." - Karl Amoussou Bellator Season 6 Welterweight Tournament victor Karl "Psycho" Amoussou talked a big game heading into his title fight with the "Funky" one. Like everyone before him, Amoussou would have you believe that he would be the one to stop Askren's takedowns, he would be the...
Via hov-mma
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Ben Askren vs. Karl Amoussou, King Mo’s debut confirmed for Bellator 86

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney confirmed on Tuesday that welterweight champion Ben “Funky” Askren will meet Karl “Psycho” Amoussou at Bellator 86 on Januaray 24th. In addition, the event will also feature the debut of former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal. The undefeated Askren (10-0) captured the Bellator welterweight title in 2010 with a...
Via MMA Interplay
December 11, 2012  |  Discuss
MORE STORIES >>
MMA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Brian Urlacher rips Jay Cutler

Top NFL storylines: Week 8

Kiffin's mom worried for son's safety

Report: Goodell will have to testify

Penguins do 'O Canada' following tragedy

UEFA Champions League midway report: Groups A – D

Porn star: No one parties like Janikowski

Report: Expect Florida to make a run at Bob Stoops

The San Francisco Giants are zombies

10 bold predictions for NFL Week 8

Pitcher's wife leaves generous tip

Nicklaus defends Jameis Winston

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.