Just when you thought progress was being made to have ONE FC welterweight champion Ben Askren sign with UFC, Dana White stopped the rumour in its tracks.
Appearing on yesterday’s edition of UFC Tonight, Dana White left no doubt about how he feels about Askren.
“I thought Tito (Ortiz) was the dumbest human being I ever met. This guy (Askren) is an absolute moron,” White said when asked about the undefeated ONE FC welterweight champ.
“It’s almost like, you know, he gets it. He’s copying everything Tito does. Obviously you get lots of attention if you talk about the UFC and if you talk about how you don’t like me or whatever it is, you obviously get lots of attention. He stole that. Tito oughta sue him for stealing that one.”
Things reached a boiling point over the weekend when Askren appeared on Inside MMA with Kenny Rice to the point where the co-host stopped Askren mid-interview.
“The reality is, he claims that this is where he wants to fight, but the kid won’t shut his mouth,” White said. “If he’s that happy over in Asia, and that organization is doing so well, then what the hell is he talking about me for. If your life is so great, you love where you’re fighting and that Asian organization is just growing leaps and bounds by the day, then it sounds like everything is going great. If everything is going your way, then why are you talking about me, and why are you concerned about what is going on with the UFC. Do your thing.”
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