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Bellator CEO, Bjorn Rebney, states the company doesn't plan to stand in the way of their welterweight champion, Ben Askren, should he decide to move on to the UFC.

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Post #1   8/21/13 1:36:22PM   

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Ha! Not after that debacle with Alvarez!!

Post #2   8/21/13 1:47:21PM   

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"Dana White wants Ben Askren, Bjorn Rebney content to surrender champ"

^ proper headline

Post #3   8/21/13 1:55:43PM   

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Posted by pmoney

"Dana White wants Ben Askren, Bjorn Rebney content to surrender champ"

^ proper headline



Gota sting after the fuss they kicked up to keep Alvarez.

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This is just a negotiating ploy, Rebney wants Askren cheap or not at all. He's still interested, just not at any price.

Post #5   8/21/13 2:19:26PM   

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If that's true, they are even more confused about their own business model than I previously thought.

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Please send him to the UFC so he can go 0-3 and go back to the B-team with some humility.

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Just like Bjorn wasn't going to sign any UFC castoff. Believe when I see it.

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Askren is a tough guy I'd love to see him join the UFC's roster. I just have a hard time thinking Rebney is not interested in keeping the talent he helped build.

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Ben negotiating bid just dropped
Dana probably can sign him cheap.
Why not. Sign him. Welterweights class is a shark tank
Drop him in see if he can survive

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Didn't Dana learn his lesson with Fitch? Boring fighters don't sell cards.

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A lot of comedy in this no matter where you stand on the issue.

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Posted by machodog76

Please send him to the UFC so he can go 0-3 and go back to the B-team with some humility.



I disagree, Ben could tool a decent amount of UFC WWs without even throwing a punch and that's not an exaggeration.

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Yeah I think he could do well if they gave him some lower level strikers with poor takedown defense, but against most of the top ten guys I think he would get tooled. I'd take Matt Brown, Rory MacDonald, Hendrix even Jake Elenberger over him. I could see him grapple 'efing Condit and Diaz though. I think a lot of things that aren't true though. It would be fun to see in any case.

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Ben Askren is not just another good college wrestler. He was a 4 time Division I NCAA finalist (won twice) & wrestled in the Olympics. His complete dominance is not boring in my opinion with TKO finishes in his past 2. I doubt he would beat GSP, but id' like his odds against everyone else in the UFC at WW.

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