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Bellator's Rebney: I'll let Ben Askren go if UFC gives him immediate title shot

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Ben Askren isn't the only one who wants Ben Askren to fight Georges St-Pierre. His boss is willing to become his former boss right away if it means the Bellator welterweight champion gets an immediate shot at the UFC's champ.

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Post #1   10/11/13 12:49:38AM   

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A little unfair to say you'll give up a fighter if you use him in your company to my liking. If they give him up he will get what he and his management team fight for...match-ups, title shots, pay etc...
Maybe Bjorn should manage Askren. I still think I like Bjorn much better though!
Now my opinion is also that I don't think Askren should leapfrog the line over some of the WWs who have the streaks over the names...just look at who Hendricks had to beat to get a title shot.

Post #2   10/11/13 1:06:55AM   

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I would love to see Hendricks get GSP'd by Ben Askren. LOLWUT?

Post #3   10/11/13 2:11:57AM   

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No thank you. I'll pass

Post #4   10/11/13 2:19:03AM   

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I want to see Askrin fight a guy with a solid background in wrestling before he gets anywhere near a title shot. I think he'd panic the second one of his TD's gets stuffed an fighting a guy like Story or Pierce who have power would terrify him. Also why not let him go and earn a title shot? Bjorn is weird guy, I don't get this at all.

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Bjorn knows a first fight against GSP will never happen and they'll take every second of their time til 7/31/2014 if Askren does sign with the UFC to "decide" if they'll match. It'd be a shock to see Askren be able to fight at all in the next year from now. It's unfortunate how long a fighter can be stuck in limbo between contracts.

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Post #6   10/11/13 3:13:30AM   

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Yeah sure. Woodley vs Askren for the UFC "interim" championship.

He didn't specify which title.
Take Bjorn to court on that

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No fucking way.

Post #8   10/11/13 7:43:25AM   

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where was this candidness for Alvarez?

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Dana White's thinking "keep his boring ass and see if I give a fuck."

Post #10   10/11/13 11:33:45AM   

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Say this all happens and Ben wins! Its a hell of a Move on Rebney's part.

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I honestly dislike Bjorn more by the day, him trying to strong arm the UFC into giving Ben a title shot is weak. If Jake Sheilds who had at least 10 more quality wins then Ben didn't get an immediate title Askren certainly doesn't deserve an immediate shot. I am part of the minority here and think Ben will be top 5 in the UFC without a doubt, but I hate this move by BJorn.

If you read the ESPN article on this he actually says Here's my message to the UFC,” Rebney said. “Stop saying that the best in the world fight in the UFC. And stop saying that our matching rights are stopping you from talking to one of the greatest welterweights in the game. And that's it. It's simple. It's straightforward. There's no back talk. No back track. No game to it. It's as simple as that."

Not that simple Bjorn if you are trying to strong arm their match making. You want them to give a free title shot when your gimmick is "no title shots are given they are earned"?

& then the one that gets me more mad

"then give him a title fight out of the box, which is not unreasonable given that he's ranked in the top six in the world, and I'll just walk away from our matching rights. So I'm making it as simple as I can possibly make it for them to live up to what they claim. Go for it. Or don't go for and I'll re-sign him. And if you want to fight the best you can come here to Bellator, train your wrestling like a wild dog, and try to beat Ben Askren."

That is some beyond childish reverse psychology, if you pass on him then he's the best in the world so come here and watch the best fighters in the world -___-.
I really feel like Bjorn gets off the hook for a lot of dirtbag moves because Dana is such an easy target to attack.

The ufc will not give Askren an immediate title shot and poor Ben will have to either go back to crushing cans (& it REALLY isn't his fault since he couldn't freely leave) or sit on the sidelines for a year and not make a living through fighting, I feel bad for Ben being a pawn in this whole thing.

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I feel sorry for the fighters in Bellator. If you do really good you are stuck and cant leave to fight the best in the UFC.

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Ben Askren's hype, I'm over it, plus in my view he has to start with a Mcdonald or Condit before we even talk GSP. I think the longer they wait the further he falls into irrelevance.

Post #14   10/11/13 1:34:26PM   

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Sounds more like posturing then bargaining.

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