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CM Punk’s New Training Partners Praise His Work Ethic

The jury is still out on whether WWE pro-wrestling superstar CM Punk’s transition to fighting in mixed martial arts for the UFC will be a success, but judging from the initial impressions of his new training partners at the Roufusport gym in Millwaukee the new recruit has settled in well and is giving it everything he’s got. “CM Punk is awesome,” No.3 ranked welterweight...
Via Fight Of The Night
25 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

Dana White rips Ben Askren over CM Punk criticism

Former WWE star CM Punk recently signed with the UFC, and more than a few people have been critical of the move. Punk has left open the possibility that he could get his ass kicked, and many feel that’s exactly what is going to happen. Ben Askren has been one of the most vocal critics...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 19, 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

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

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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