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Potential "Trade" with ONE and UFC involving Demetrious Johnson and Ben Askren

Discussion in 'MMA Mixed Martial Arts Forum' started by CitySushi, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. CitySushi

    CitySushi Hoopla Basketball Strategist

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    Sources: UFC, ONE close to major MMA trade

    This is crazy if this happens. I'd absolutely love this. Ben Askren needs to be in the UFC right now. DJ's had a great career, but the UFC doesn't seem interested in the flyweight division anymore and it makes sense to let him walk.

    Couple fights that would be really interesting would be Askren against GSP, Woodley and Khabib. They'd all likely have to take place at 170 though.
     



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    125 division is going away for sure. I’m interested to see how Ben looks against the top 10 in the ufc
     
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    Ben Askren went on a twitter rampage that was fucking awesome. He called out basically every welterweight in the division.





     
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    Maybe this is what the UFC has needed.
     
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    I havent watched him fight since he was in Bellator. Hes not all that entertaining to watch. Reminds me a lot of jake shields. It will be interesting to see how he does though
     
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    I think him and Usman would be really interesting at welterweight, considering both have a background in wrestling. Usman is more explosive, Askren more technical.

    Robbie Lawler would be I think a real interesting test too.

    The biggest thing is that I don't think Askren is willing to fight Woodley, considering they were teammates. I think bringing Askren in makes it really feasible that a 165 is started.