Aug 1, 2013, 9:00am EDT
February 12, 2016
Watch Adele parody: 'Hello from the Askren side'
Ben Askren shows off his pipes and delivers his own version of 2015's pop hit "Hello."
December 11, 2013
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 the possible relationship between the UFC and World Series of Fighting.
December 9, 2013
Ben Askren: White pushed me to ONE FC contract
Ben Askren is talking about the details of his new contract and says that dealing with Dana White made it clear that he'd be better off somewhere else.
December 3, 2013
Sources: Ben Askren set to join ONE FC
Decorated wrestler and undefeated Bellator champ, Ben Askren is taking his talents to Asia as he has decided to join the ranks of ONE Fighting Championship.
December 2, 2013
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.
December 1, 2013
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.
November 23, 2013
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.
November 18, 2013
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.
November 14, 2013
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.
October 15, 2013
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.
October 13, 2013
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.'
October 11, 2013
Bellator will let Askren walk with UFC title shot
Bellator CEO says the promotion will let welterweight champion Ben Askren walk free if UFC steps up with a title fight.
October 3, 2013
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.
September 9, 2013
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.
August 23, 2013
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.
August 21, 2013
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.
August 1, 2013
Ben Askren has no fights left on Bellator contract
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.