Ben Askren wants to fight Kamaru Usman, Jorge Masvidal among others | Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show

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  • Published: 18 March 2019
  • UFC welterweight Ben Askren joins Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show to discuss his time with the UFC so far and why he seems to be starting beef with multiple fighters. Askren refutes Helwani’s theory that he is the odd man out in the welterweight division and lists off a bunch of fighters he is willing to take on next, including Kamaru Usman, Colby Covington, Darren Till and Jorge Masvidal (1:54). Askren says Masvidal does not deserve a welterweight title shot after his knockout win and suggests that the direction the UFC could go is pinning Leon Edwards as his next opponent after their backstage fight (5:33). Askren reacts to Till getting knocked out by Masvidal and breaks down what Darren did wrong to lead to his loss (7:35). Ben would really like to either fight in Chicago on June 8 or during the card during International Fight Week (12:51). Askren talks about his feud with Dillon Danis, expresses how easy it is to roast him and if there is a chance they will square off (15:24). Ben didn’t expect Kamaru Usman to beat Tyron Woodley for the title, but since Usman can call out anyone he wants now, Askren states his cases as to why he should be Kamaru’s next opponent (17:36).


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Comments • 1 190

  • bluekeybo
    bluekeybo  2 months back

    Sad to hear this now...

    • Connor Phebus
      Connor Phebus  4 months back

      "Isnt it amazing how i can have a body like this and still be considered a world class athlete?" -FUNKY BEN

      • OG Kennedy
        OG Kennedy  6 months back

        Most underrated fight
        EVER ASKREN VS USMAN

        • Spek Blue
          Spek Blue  6 months back

          Bring a fkn chair like Stone Cold and Ben will get what he wants .

          • Spek Blue
            Spek Blue  6 months back

            I want that shirt !

            • Apna Kash
              Apna Kash  7 months back

              he's like that ugly bird u don't wanna get rid of cos her replacement hasn't come along yet....

              • Slim Brady
                Slim Brady  7 months back

                What a terrible analogy.

            • brown sausage
              brown sausage  7 months back

              Looking forward to Ben vs lawler 2 ..wouldn’t be fair if he fights someone else next ..

              • bigboy sluit
                bigboy sluit  7 months back

                ben will get knocked out cold if he fights jorge

                • Culture Miller
                  Culture Miller  7 months back

                  He has unfinished business with Robby

                  • Blake Givson
                    Blake Givson  7 months back

                    Am I the only one who heard Ben say Lawler's name on his list?

                    • tristan greaves
                      tristan greaves  7 months back

                      Dipping over hands against tall stances is really effective

                      • Tee Jaay
                        Tee Jaay  7 months back

                        I thought helwani was gonna cry from that last comment😂

                        • Alec Bilyard
                          Alec Bilyard  7 months back

                          Ariel needs to be fired.

                          • Jason Christie
                            Jason Christie  7 months back

                            Ariel you should get ben askren on your show once every 2 weeks, hes super entertaining and we all want to know what's next for him and what hes up too!

                            • Mike Montgomery
                              Mike Montgomery  7 months back

                              It's a free million to grapple puss

                              • Mike Montgomery
                                Mike Montgomery  7 months back

                                I wouldn't watch it again either if I was Ben. Have nightmares

                                • Mike Montgomery
                                  Mike Montgomery  7 months back

                                  He won't fight Robbie again. That's a lie.

                                  • Mike Montgomery
                                    Mike Montgomery  7 months back

                                    Ben Askren is a "dumb dumb"

                                    • Iron Trapping TV
                                      Iron Trapping TV  7 months back

                                      I cant wait til Ben get his ass broke up I cant stand that fucking guy

                                      • albert krauss
                                        albert krauss  7 months back

                                        fight lawler again.

                                        • wes dryden
                                          wes dryden  7 months back

                                          I hate Ariel so much he’s such a slime ball

                                          • El Cucuy
                                            El Cucuy  7 months back

                                            Sick of this guy already.

                                            • Jinjur Jiant
                                              Jinjur Jiant  7 months back

                                              Its Friday night.."I gotta get a shirt made", So much for red pantie Night

                                              • Crazycraigy
                                                Crazycraigy  7 months back

                                                Fuck off he had 1 fight since joining wouldn't be fair on others who deserve it...CC is next for Snoozeman..give him RDA or Till..Think Dana will make him rematch Lawler

                                                • Ryan G
                                                  Ryan G  7 months back

                                                  You can tell Ben respects Robbie, Masvidal respects Till. Welterweight is very interesting now

                                                  • crispino santamaria
                                                    crispino santamaria  7 months back

                                                    I would love to see Joe Vs Ariel for the best podcast championship!!

                                                    • SHILL GATES
                                                      SHILL GATES  7 months back

                                                      How can you not like Ben Askren?

                                                      • aime ngendahayo
                                                        aime ngendahayo  7 months back

                                                        It’s funny he’s saying masvidal is scared yet he’s doing everything he possibly can do to avoid rematchung Robbie

                                                        • Tony Russians
                                                          Tony Russians  7 months back

                                                          Funky Ben is a real sports entertainer.

                                                          • DoubleM-K Gaming
                                                            DoubleM-K Gaming  7 months back

                                                            Ben is an idiot, he should wish for Herb to be the ref. also.

                                                            • Will Sk
                                                              Will Sk  7 months back

                                                              Im gonna feel sad when this guy loses.

                                                              • kckman52
                                                                kckman52  7 months back

                                                                looking forward to seeing ben get knocked out

                                                                • LucielZ1
                                                                  LucielZ1  7 months back

                                                                  5:27 Says the dude that as soon as he got into the UFC started demanding fights against fighters that has been working their way out to being successfull in this league for 10 years... like "I wanna fight Khabib"... "I can beat Woodley".. "I challenge you JSP!".


                                                                  This guy is a hypocrite. He just beat one guy at Welterweight and now he wants to fight the champ?... cmon. xD

                                                                  • IIIPackyIII
                                                                    IIIPackyIII  7 months back

                                                                    I prefer Heel Elwani. This is the reporter we want.

                                                                    • Keith D'Souza
                                                                      Keith D'Souza  7 months back

                                                                      Please fucking leave Ariel. Do it if you have the balls 😂😂

                                                                      • Sam P
                                                                        Sam P  7 months back

                                                                        regarding the "3 piece and a soda," you shouldn't shit talk the guy who self proclaims to have the best sucker punch in the game.

                                                                        • Crunch Buttsteak
                                                                          Crunch Buttsteak  7 months back

                                                                          Ben is just too damn funky

                                                                          • Ortum Lynx
                                                                            Ortum Lynx  7 months back

                                                                            I think Ben overvalues himself, he is not a big star. He's never headlined a PPV before in the UFC, and the "waves" he's making online is because he has chosen to portray himself as this trolling moron. But all the teenagers that find his "trolling" funny won't translate to PPV buys because their moms won't give them money to buy PPV's.

                                                                            • Xion Temoc
                                                                              Xion Temoc  7 months back

                                                                              Ben......they said It like 5 times maybe! U curly headed FUCK! You think a certain way if yourself that's wrong. ESPECIALLY after ducking Robbie rematch! I don't want to hear Marty say that cause he's scarred. But c'mon man! You're killing ur UFC fame. I'm out cause I can't stand this STEREOTYPICAL jew fag boy Ariel pc

                                                                              • Vankruze
                                                                                Vankruze  7 months back

                                                                                "Curly headed fuck" I am buying a t-shirt!!

                                                                                • Steven Dub
                                                                                  Steven Dub  7 months back

                                                                                  How the fuck do people like this guy? Omg he’s worse then Colby this dude is calling himself a “ money fight” & comparing himself to conor this dude is so obnoxious and annoying the ref gave him that last win & this guys style is literally the most boring style in the ufc I get it it’s “ Mma” I don’t give a fuck it’s still boring

                                                                                  • Jan Wegman
                                                                                    Jan Wegman  7 months back

                                                                                    Ben is a smarmy fuck! Got his head bounced off the canvas, no wonder he don't want Lawler 2

                                                                                    • Jim Carrey
                                                                                      Jim Carrey  7 months back

                                                                                      Man you gotta call out Colby Covington Askren Im talking a campaign for that shit
                                                                                      . Someone needs to whip his ass... seriously lol.

                                                                                      • 2004 ALCS
                                                                                        2004 ALCS  7 months back

                                                                                        Ben Askren is the biggest douche ever

                                                                                        • Ben
                                                                                          Ben  7 months back

                                                                                          Even if Ben loses a bunch of fights, he's got the talking game on lockdown. He's going to have a long career in the fighting industry, more than likely as a commentator for many decades

                                                                                          • nuclearforce55
                                                                                            nuclearforce55  7 months back

                                                                                            This guy talk too much .

                                                                                            • Gamingturtle The First
                                                                                              Gamingturtle The First  7 months back

                                                                                              ben vs Usman? no thanks i dont want to watch 2 grown man leghumping each other id rather watch a interesting fight vs colby. hes a good fighter and thats what matters.

                                                                                              • lord vegeta
                                                                                                lord vegeta  7 months back

                                                                                                curly headed f**k vs marty from nebraska