Will Bellator champ Ben Askren go to the UFC?

Wednesday night, Askren recorded his 4th title defense and 12th victory as an undefeated fighter. Following the Bellator 97 event it came out that his TKO win over Koreshkov was the last fight on his Bellator contract.

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BE Roundtable: What's the deal with Ben Askren?

The Bloody Elbow staff discusses the saga of Ben Askren and shares their thoughts on why he didn't sign with the UFC, his deal with ONE FC, and a possible relationship between the UFC and World Series of Fighting.

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Ben Askren: White pushed me to ONE FC contract

For those hoping that Ben Askren might bounce from ONE FC to the UFC with relative ease, it appears that the welterweight will be fighting overseas for quite a while.

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Sources: Ben Askren set to join ONE FC

With multiple offers on the table, decorated wrestler and undefeated Bellator champ Ben Askren has decided to take his talents to Asia and join the ranks of ONE Fighting Championship.

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Askren says 'not a chance' he'd do TUF

Former Bellator champion and current free agent Ben Askren says that he wouldn't be willing to take part in a season of The Ultimate Fighter to gain entry into the UFC.

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Ben Askren joins Evolve MMA, is he ONE FC bound?

Ben Askren has yet to announce signing with a new promotion, but he has already finalized details to join top Asian team, Evolve MMA.

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Askren 'I don't claim to be most exciting fighter'

Top welterweight contender and former Bellator champion, Ben Askren discusses his period of limbo while waiting to be signed, weight cutting, TUF, Bjorn Rebney's comments and more in this Bloody Elbow exclusive interview.

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Askren: Wants Rory, for free & retire with loss

With Dana White contesting the admission of "Funky" to the UFC, the former Bellator champ puts out a big offer.

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Dana says he's not interested in Ben Askren

Despite news of Askren's recent release from Bellator's matching clause, the UFC president says he's not interested in signing the former Olympian.

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Roufus: Askren is just a pawn in the game

Bjorn Rebney and Dana White are the real players in the MMA game according to trainer Duke Roufus and his fighter Ben Askren is just a pawn on the board.

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Rebney wonders about UFC's silence on Askren offer

Bellator CEO calls no response from UFC on offer to let Ben Askren walk if the UFC gives Askren a title shot, 'unusual and an anomaly.'

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Bellator will let Askren walk with UFC title shot

Bellator CEO says the promotion will let welterweight champion walk free if UFC steps up with a fight against GSP.

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Askren not retiring before fighting GSP

At the UFC On Fox 9 press conference, Roufusport teammate Anthony Pettis told media members that Bellator champ Ben Askren was thinking about retirement. Askren squashed those rumors saying that he wants to fight GSP before he's done with MMA.

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Rebney explains stance on 'one-dimensional' Askren

After saying he wouldn't hold up negotiations between their Welterweight champ Ben Askren and the UFC, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney took to AXS-TV to clarify that they still reserve the right to match any offer made to Askren.

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Askren: The only challenges for me are in the UFC

Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren has fired back at CEO Bjorn Rebney, saying that he's happy he can negotiate with the UFC but understands what Bellator's true intentions might be.

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Rebney seems uninterested in re-signing Askren

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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