I know the world isn't exactly crying out for Ben Askren to make his ONE FC debut against Phil Baroni, but it appears that's the direction it could be heading. The former Bellator welterweight champ just signed with the organization, and there's honestly not a lot of real challenges on their roster for him at present. The most well-known is Baroni, who wasted no time trying to talk up a fight with Askren on twitter. And as usual, Askren wasn't about to let it go unanswered:
The Olympic silver medalist Baroni is referring to is Matt Lindland, who beat Baroni in 2001 and 2003 in the UFC.
We'll see if the bout comes to fruition. Askren (12-0) hasn't fought since he stopped Andrey Koreskhov in July. Baroni (15-17) is coming off a TKO loss to Nobutatsu Suzuki in May, and was injured in that bout.