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Ben Askren calls out many UFC stars, but not Conor McGregor: ‘Why bother?’

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Ben Askren has been using social media to challenge many UFC stars, but he’s not calling out the one with the most money.

Ben Askren is suddenly on the lips of many UFC fighters. The former Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight titleholder seemed to be retired, but a very unique “trade” with ONE will apparently see him being able to sign with the UFC in exchange for Demetrious Johnson. And a lot of people will be gunning for the Funky one.

Askren has never been afraid to use social media to advance his interests, and as soon as the news leaked, he started calling out fighters on Twitter. Jorge Masvidal had a few things to say. There was a back-and-forth with Darren Till. Askren told Alan Jouban to go back to modeling. Then he got to the big fish - namely, Georges St-Pierre, the Diaz brothers, and Khabib Nurmagomedov:

There was one name he hadn’t brought up though, and it seemed a little fishy. But Askren, in his own unique way, eventually got around to one Conor McGregor. By “not” calling him out:

He wasn’t done though, taking another shot at the Diaz brothers after that:

And I’m sure he name-dropping will continue until the undefeated Askren (18-0, 1 NC) actually has a fight booked.