Ben Askren flew to London to pick a fight with Darren Till...now what?

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  • Published: 21 March 2019
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    UFC star Ben Askren went to London to promote a fight with Darren Till. Things changed when Till was knocked out by Jorge Masvidal. What happens next?
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  • Mac Bergman
    Mac Bergman  4 months back

    Spot on about his direction. I’ve been saying this for weeks

    • The Chesh
      The Chesh  4 months back

      How about Till vs Lawler, and Askren vs Colby Covington

      • British ranger
        British ranger  4 months back

        The UFC never "made Ben wait" it was his style that made him an unattractive proposition for the UFC. They had a dominant champion in GSP who would outjab wrestlers and outwrestle strikers with lay and pray, They didn't want to go from that right into another boring fighter but finally signed him when the WW division became super Wrestle heavy. Look at the top 5 Usman, Woodley, Covington, Askren, RDA all grappling heavy fighters, then add outside the top 5 wonderboy, masvidal, Till all strikers with weak TD defence it doesn't make for an exciting division and that's why Askren now got his chance

        • G Mail
          G Mail  4 months back

          Agreed, he said he wants 4 fights this year. A second Robbie fight doesn't get him any closer to the belt.

          • Njoy
            Njoy  4 months back

            What are you talking about Chael, Lawler said in the post fight press conference he wants to run it back...

            • jc98ss lsx
              jc98ss lsx  4 months back

              till vs lawler....both coming off loses, both lefties

              masvidal vs edwards......story line is set

              scratch dos anjos vs lee....let askren rip lee apart and do dos anjos vs ponzinnibio

              • Angel Boma Ye
                Angel Boma Ye  4 months back

                Lawler said he wanted the rematch post fight

                • XANDER
                  XANDER  4 months back

                  Askren vs Kron gracie super fight

                  • Christian jared Merasty
                    Christian jared Merasty  4 months back

                    Chubbby chael.

                    • Christopher Pippin
                      Christopher Pippin  4 months back

                      Lawler said he wants a rematch dude

                      • Andy Bailey
                        Andy Bailey  4 months back

                        He's 34. Just put him up against Khabib before he passes his prime

                        • Andy Bailey
                          Andy Bailey  4 months back

                          @tiki2777 Conor had a belt to defend when he fought Nate Diaz

                        • tiki2777
                          tiki2777  4 months back

                          No Khalabeeb has a belt to defend

                      • Paul-E G'z
                        Paul-E G'z  4 months back

                        Dana just announced ASKREN VS MASVIDAL unless georgie-boy is scared

                        • Njoy
                          Njoy  4 months back

                          Scared of what? A wet blanket?

                      • Richard Kinnaird
                        Richard Kinnaird  4 months back

                        Lawler did say he wanted to run it back. Don’t want the rematch but he did say he wanted it. :)

                        • ThunderGoatz
                          ThunderGoatz  4 months back

                          Colby v Usman. Masdival V Askren. Lawler v Till. Tyron V winner of rda Lee? I don't know all these lightweights in WW really shaking things up. Or Tyron V masdival and Askren vs RDA/Lee

                          • Trevor Edwards
                            Trevor Edwards  4 months back

                            My favorite cage fighter of all time chael sonnen you are the best dude the American gangster

                            • Brett Perry
                              Brett Perry  4 months back

                              With the lightweight and welterweight divisions being so stacked with talent.... and ESPN wanting to broadcast fights every week, I wish the UFC would just quit screwing around and book Ben to fight another big name like Nate Diaz to crown a 165lb champ during international fight week in July.

                              The new division is inevitable anyway. As it is now there are only about 15 legit contenders between the two existing ones. And with Pettis knocking out Wonderboy... damn near 1/3 of the welterweight top ten can't even fight each other because they're teammates. And that doesn't even touch on the cluster-fuck at 155, where Max is about to enter the mix in a division that's already home to Conor and Khabib.

                              I'm all for tough competition, but this is getting ridiculous. With the way things are now, there's more than one person who's earned a shot but will likely never get it... and as a result the UFC is missing out on a boatload of cash.

                              • Ordinary Nocturne
                                Ordinary Nocturne  4 months back

                                To tell ypu the truth....I think that Masvidal would clean Askren out. Hes no punk.

                                • Ordinary Nocturne
                                  Ordinary Nocturne  4 months back

                                  @Paul-E G'z i totally agree but he cant fight the way he does now forever.....someone WILL learn to exploit it and make an Askren pancake out of him. Im a big fan of his method just not his attitude....he borders on spoiled punk brat when he opens his mouth. Hes a bad ass, no doubt but hes a shithead too.
                                  😀

                                • Paul-E G'z
                                  Paul-E G'z  4 months back

                                  He won't have the room to do any of that, askren is a space vacuum, he takes the distance between his competitors and negates it immediately

                              • Brett Perry
                                Brett Perry  4 months back

                                Problem is; Robbie's seems to be the only one that isn't afraid to get in there with him.

                                Now before anyone busts my balls for saying that. I know he had a rough start against Robbie. But ufc guys spent 5 or 6 years running their mouths and calling Ben out constantly when they knew there wasn't a damn thing he could do about it, but now that he's there.... they've all come down with amnesia.

                                And when they do say something, it's because they got put on the spot in an interview... and their excuse for why they won't fight him, is because he's not good enough. Like we're all supposed to believe that these guys are suddenly opposed to easy money or the publicity that comes with ending a 19 fight winning streak.

                                • rlachermeier
                                  rlachermeier  4 months back

                                  "I'm pausing and I'm thinking" 😂

                                  • alissanick2018
                                    alissanick2018  4 months back

                                    Ben can’t even beat lawler!!!! And yes lawler did say he wanted a rematch!!!! Ben is over his head at UFC!! It’s very clear all been can do Aggressive cuddling.... we the fans want some one who can stand up and fight not just hold some one.... you brought up khabib the WWE CHAMP AT BEST... we don’t want any one who can just cuddle on the ground!!!! We want to watch at fight!!!

                                    • JACOB MORALES
                                      JACOB MORALES  4 months back

                                      alissanick2018 you sound like you’re 13. Take your adhd meds

                                  • Lex Luger
                                    Lex Luger  4 months back

                                    Lawler did say he wanted the rematch.

                                    • Jonny Walker
                                      Jonny Walker  4 months back

                                      Nailed it.

                                      • Shpahtel Lapsta
                                        Shpahtel Lapsta  4 months back

                                        I wanna see high level grappler vs high level grappler. Colby/Usman/Maia/Askren/Gunnar - pair these guys up (some have already happened). Stop constantly ruining fights with this striker vs grappler horseshit. So I want Askren vs Maia, Colby, Gunni or Usman. And Lawler vs Masvidal, Till, Wonderboy, Ponz or Edwards. Not for nothing, Till vs Mike Perry now makes sense again.

                                        • Fer L
                                          Fer L  4 months back

                                          Im the type of guy to watch Chael’s Videos to inspire me when I write college essays.

                                          • Chad Mulligan
                                            Chad Mulligan  4 months back

                                            Ol’ scaly chalie looking smart now for telling us to not write off Pettis!

                                            • Jason Robbind
                                              Jason Robbind  4 months back

                                              He's a horrible matchup for anybody in the division let's face it no one wants any of Ben right now

                                              • Xan3119
                                                Xan3119  4 months back

                                                Chael sonnen, please listen to me. I've commented on your stuff I've been a fan of yours since day one I respect you and I think your mind is brilliant. Please listen to what I have to say. You have a contacts. Dana White is an ego out of control I think he should have already left the presidency of the UFC. he gets emotionally and personally involved in business decisions is the height of unprofessionalism to the point to where they almost missed Ben askren something that could have had made them millions someone who could even be bigger than Conor McGregor just because Dana was butthurt. And I apologize for the lowbrow reference please continue reading, it's just that no other situation or word can describe how Dana was acting like a petulant child. Please use your contacts and please do not let the UFC Force askren into another Robbie Lawler rematch. It's a non title fight, askren over Lawler in the rankings he's starting to enter his decline he's exiting his prime all those still in it he doesn't have time the fuck with a worthless rematch with Lawler he's got to fight masvidal Covington Marty or someone like a Nate Diaz but not an anti wrestler wrestler destroyer like Robbie Lawler there's no point in Lawler rematch please use your resources and your contacts to tell Dana White in the people at the UFC to listen no one wants Lawler rematch it's a retarded idea and it hurts askren as he's been already prevented his rightful spot for way too long over childish immature mentality of a poor poor poor UFC " president ". thanks sonnen

                                                • irish anger
                                                  irish anger  4 months back

                                                  Chael & bisbing would make 4 a sick pod cast...+ fight afterwards

                                                  • dusty glass
                                                    dusty glass  4 months back

                                                    I think a rematch is inevitable. But I’d rather see Lawler and Askren both take on different matchup‘s first

                                                    • Jesus Blanco
                                                      Jesus Blanco  4 months back

                                                      Didn’t Lawler say he would like to run it back?

                                                      • PutUpBread
                                                        PutUpBread  4 months back

                                                        If they meet again they meet again this fight will not make either guys career but could essentially end Askrens career Chael spoke NOTHING but facts

                                                        • Emdad Ali
                                                          Emdad Ali  4 months back

                                                          Lawler vs kamaru would be exciting.

                                                          • hateful Joey
                                                            hateful Joey  4 months back

                                                            do you think Dana will actually give him that, though?

                                                            • Fast Ed
                                                              Fast Ed  4 months back

                                                              Ben Askren is the most overrated fighter in history of mma. Mark my words he won’t win a fight in the ufc. Lawler doesn’t count

                                                              • Florin p.k
                                                                Florin p.k  4 months back

                                                                Put Masvidal vs Askren

                                                                • Srđan Beck
                                                                  Srđan Beck  4 months back

                                                                  But where does Kevin Lee fit in all of this?

                                                                  • Kevin Smit
                                                                    Kevin Smit  4 months back

                                                                    Askren vs Masvidal and Lawler against Till. Winner vs loser titelfight.

                                                                    • Alby Euesden
                                                                      Alby Euesden  4 months back

                                                                      Colby vs Marty
                                                                      Till ve RDA in Brazil or Wonderboy
                                                                      Askren vs Masvidal

                                                                      • Noah Allen
                                                                        Noah Allen  4 months back

                                                                        “It’s lazy to come to that conclusion” you mean it’s an obviously conclusion but I’m gonna tell you my conspiracy theory

                                                                        • Henry Cejudo
                                                                          Henry Cejudo  4 months back

                                                                          Notice how Askren is calling out everyone, but not saying a single word about Artem

                                                                          • CrazyMonkey702
                                                                            CrazyMonkey702  4 months back

                                                                            Yea that’s true.

                                                                            • kopxpert
                                                                              kopxpert  4 months back

                                                                              As a fight fan, I rather not see immediate Askren - Lawler rematch. Rematches could also lead to 3rd fight. Lets see some fresh fights instead. I don't get why ppl would be against Lawler/Askren fighting other fighters especially when both don't seem that interested in the rematch to begin with

                                                                              • realist realist
                                                                                realist realist  4 months back

                                                                                hes like all u wrestlers, he doesnt want to fight a guy who can grapple n punch. why isnt askren not wanting a rematch with an ex chamo he didnt really beat. wrestlers dont like gettinf hit. fat boy was out on his feet with punches in the 1 st fight.

                                                                                • R V
                                                                                  R V  4 months back

                                                                                  Dana vs Ben. Dana, give the people what they want.

                                                                                  • R V
                                                                                    R V  4 months back

                                                                                    Let's just make sure we catch those chips.

                                                                                    • WPG
                                                                                      WPG  4 months back

                                                                                      Colby next.

                                                                                      • TheTopTechnology
                                                                                        TheTopTechnology  4 months back

                                                                                        I still think askren vs till is good even though till loss but what about askren vs. GSP for superfight

                                                                                        • Brennan Hyung
                                                                                          Brennan Hyung  4 months back

                                                                                          Ben Askren: TILL I CHOOSE YOU!!!

                                                                                          *Masvidal knocks out Till*

                                                                                          Ben Askren: Hmmm this is a plot twist...MASVIDAL I CHOOSE YOU!!!

                                                                                          🤣🤣🤣