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FastKnockout » Posted 9/24/10 8:39:00PM

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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jae_1833 » Posted 7/19/07 11:27:00AM

Ha! Not after that debacle with Alvarez!!

pmoney » Posted 10/13/10 10:40:00PM

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

^ proper headline

SmileR » Posted 12/17/07 8:56:00PM


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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traveller77 » Posted 12/29/10 5:50:00PM

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

grappler0000 » Posted 3/24/07 5:29:00PM

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

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machodog76 » Posted 6/26/07 10:37:00PM

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

Shawn91111 » Posted 9/21/07 2:56:00AM

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

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sparky » Posted 7/5/07 6:21:00PM

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.

prozacnation1978 » Posted 7/5/07 11:42:00PM

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

infestructure » Posted 1/18/12 9:29:00PM

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

GDPofMPG » Posted 2/22/08 6:29:00PM

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

BillsNewAccount » Posted 2/24/11 9:26:00PM


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.

machodog76 » Posted 6/26/07 10:37:00PM

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.

LooseCannon » Posted 3/26/10 6:22:00AM

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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