Ben Askren: 'I'm the best damn welterweight in the world, and that's a fact the fans are going to have to deal with'

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Ben Askren isn't letting his situation at One FC get in the way of his feeling that he's the best welterweight in the world.

That Ben Askren's next fight is not in the UFC is a disappointment to most MMA fans who care about finding out how high level fighters would fare at the top of the sport. But to Askren, there's not much question as to who is the best welterweight in the world and fighting in One FC doesn't change that.

Yahoo! Sports with the quotes:

"I'm the best damn welterweight in the world, and that's a fact the fans are going to have to deal with," he said. "I'm going to keep winning every fight that is put in front of me, and as a fighter, that's all you can do. You can't go make up match-ups. I can't go, 'Hey GSP, let's go fight in the parking lot of the Hard Rock.' Well, I could, but we'd go to jail and we'd make no money. As a fighter, I can only win the fights that are in front of me.

"I've only had one that was even remotely close. That was the only fight I've lost a round in. I think I've won every other round in my entire career. Not only that, I've trained with a lot of the guys who are in the Top 10 and I know where my skill level is. I'm very comfortable with that."

Askren will fight for the One FC welterweight title in May, facing the winner of the March bout between Brock Larson and Nobutatsu Suzuki.

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