Ben Askren flew to London to pick a fight with Darren Till...now what?

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  • Published: 21 March 2019
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    UFC star Ben Askren went to London to promote a fight with Darren Till. Things changed when Till was knocked out by Jorge Masvidal. What happens next?
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Comments • 556

  • Mac Bergman
    Mac Bergman  8 months back

    Spot on about his direction. I’ve been saying this for weeks

    • The Chesh
      The Chesh  8 months back

      How about Till vs Lawler, and Askren vs Colby Covington

      • British ranger
        British ranger  8 months back

        The UFC never "made Ben wait" it was his style that made him an unattractive proposition for the UFC. They had a dominant champion in GSP who would outjab wrestlers and outwrestle strikers with lay and pray, They didn't want to go from that right into another boring fighter but finally signed him when the WW division became super Wrestle heavy. Look at the top 5 Usman, Woodley, Covington, Askren, RDA all grappling heavy fighters, then add outside the top 5 wonderboy, masvidal, Till all strikers with weak TD defence it doesn't make for an exciting division and that's why Askren now got his chance

        • GankMan
          GankMan  8 months back

          What are you talking about Chael, Lawler said in the post fight press conference he wants to run it back...

          • jc98ss lsx
            jc98ss lsx  8 months back

            till vs lawler....both coming off loses, both lefties

            masvidal vs edwards......story line is set

            scratch dos anjos vs lee....let askren rip lee apart and do dos anjos vs ponzinnibio

            • Angel Boma Ye
              Angel Boma Ye  8 months back

              Lawler said he wanted the rematch post fight

              • XANDER
                XANDER  8 months back

                Askren vs Kron gracie super fight

                • Christian jared Merasty
                  Christian jared Merasty  8 months back

                  Chubbby chael.

                  • Christopher Pippin
                    Christopher Pippin  8 months back

                    Lawler said he wants a rematch dude

                    • Andy Bailey
                      Andy Bailey  8 months back

                      He's 34. Just put him up against Khabib before he passes his prime

                      • Andy Bailey
                        Andy Bailey  8 months back

                        @tiki2777 Conor had a belt to defend when he fought Nate Diaz

                      • tiki2777
                        tiki2777  8 months back

                        No Khalabeeb has a belt to defend

                    • Paul-E G'z
                      Paul-E G'z  8 months back

                      Dana just announced ASKREN VS MASVIDAL unless georgie-boy is scared

                      • GankMan
                        GankMan  8 months back

                        Scared of what? A wet blanket?

                    • Richard Kinnaird
                      Richard Kinnaird  8 months back

                      Lawler did say he wanted to run it back. Don’t want the rematch but he did say he wanted it. :)

                      • ThunderGoatz
                        ThunderGoatz  8 months back

                        Colby v Usman. Masdival V Askren. Lawler v Till. Tyron V winner of rda Lee? I don't know all these lightweights in WW really shaking things up. Or Tyron V masdival and Askren vs RDA/Lee

                        • Trevor Lee
                          Trevor Lee  8 months back

                          My favorite cage fighter of all time chael sonnen you are the best dude the American gangster

                          • Brett Perry
                            Brett Perry  8 months back

                            With the lightweight and welterweight divisions being so stacked with talent.... and ESPN wanting to broadcast fights every week, I wish the UFC would just quit screwing around and book Ben to fight another big name like Nate Diaz to crown a 165lb champ during international fight week in July.

                            The new division is inevitable anyway. As it is now there are only about 15 legit contenders between the two existing ones. And with Pettis knocking out Wonderboy... damn near 1/3 of the welterweight top ten can't even fight each other because they're teammates. And that doesn't even touch on the cluster-fuck at 155, where Max is about to enter the mix in a division that's already home to Conor and Khabib.

                            I'm all for tough competition, but this is getting ridiculous. With the way things are now, there's more than one person who's earned a shot but will likely never get it... and as a result the UFC is missing out on a boatload of cash.

                            • Indiana Jones
                              Indiana Jones  8 months back

                              To tell ypu the truth....I think that Masvidal would clean Askren out. Hes no punk.

                              • Indiana Jones
                                Indiana Jones  8 months back

                                @Paul-E G'z i totally agree but he cant fight the way he does now forever.....someone WILL learn to exploit it and make an Askren pancake out of him. Im a big fan of his method just not his attitude....he borders on spoiled punk brat when he opens his mouth. Hes a bad ass, no doubt but hes a shithead too.
                                😀

                              • Paul-E G'z
                                Paul-E G'z  8 months back

                                He won't have the room to do any of that, askren is a space vacuum, he takes the distance between his competitors and negates it immediately

                            • Brett Perry
                              Brett Perry  8 months back

                              Problem is; Robbie's seems to be the only one that isn't afraid to get in there with him.

                              Now before anyone busts my balls for saying that. I know he had a rough start against Robbie. But ufc guys spent 5 or 6 years running their mouths and calling Ben out constantly when they knew there wasn't a damn thing he could do about it, but now that he's there.... they've all come down with amnesia.

                              And when they do say something, it's because they got put on the spot in an interview... and their excuse for why they won't fight him, is because he's not good enough. Like we're all supposed to believe that these guys are suddenly opposed to easy money or the publicity that comes with ending a 19 fight winning streak.

                              • rlachermeier
                                rlachermeier  8 months back

                                "I'm pausing and I'm thinking" 😂

                                • alissanick2018
                                  alissanick2018  8 months back

                                  Ben can’t even beat lawler!!!! And yes lawler did say he wanted a rematch!!!! Ben is over his head at UFC!! It’s very clear all been can do Aggressive cuddling.... we the fans want some one who can stand up and fight not just hold some one.... you brought up khabib the WWE CHAMP AT BEST... we don’t want any one who can just cuddle on the ground!!!! We want to watch at fight!!!

                                  • JACOB MORALES
                                    JACOB MORALES  8 months back

                                    alissanick2018 you sound like you’re 13. Take your adhd meds

                                • Lex Luger
                                  Lex Luger  8 months back

                                  Lawler did say he wanted the rematch.

                                  • Jonny Walker
                                    Jonny Walker  8 months back

                                    Nailed it.

                                    • Shpahtel Lapsta
                                      Shpahtel Lapsta  8 months back

                                      I wanna see high level grappler vs high level grappler. Colby/Usman/Maia/Askren/Gunnar - pair these guys up (some have already happened). Stop constantly ruining fights with this striker vs grappler horseshit. So I want Askren vs Maia, Colby, Gunni or Usman. And Lawler vs Masvidal, Till, Wonderboy, Ponz or Edwards. Not for nothing, Till vs Mike Perry now makes sense again.

                                      • Fer L
                                        Fer L  8 months back

                                        Im the type of guy to watch Chael’s Videos to inspire me when I write college essays.

                                        • Chad Mulligan
                                          Chad Mulligan  8 months back

                                          Ol’ scaly chalie looking smart now for telling us to not write off Pettis!

                                          • Jason Robbind
                                            Jason Robbind  8 months back

                                            He's a horrible matchup for anybody in the division let's face it no one wants any of Ben right now

                                            • Xan3119
                                              Xan3119  8 months back

                                              Chael sonnen, please listen to me. I've commented on your stuff I've been a fan of yours since day one I respect you and I think your mind is brilliant. Please listen to what I have to say. You have a contacts. Dana White is an ego out of control I think he should have already left the presidency of the UFC. he gets emotionally and personally involved in business decisions is the height of unprofessionalism to the point to where they almost missed Ben askren something that could have had made them millions someone who could even be bigger than Conor McGregor just because Dana was butthurt. And I apologize for the lowbrow reference please continue reading, it's just that no other situation or word can describe how Dana was acting like a petulant child. Please use your contacts and please do not let the UFC Force askren into another Robbie Lawler rematch. It's a non title fight, askren over Lawler in the rankings he's starting to enter his decline he's exiting his prime all those still in it he doesn't have time the fuck with a worthless rematch with Lawler he's got to fight masvidal Covington Marty or someone like a Nate Diaz but not an anti wrestler wrestler destroyer like Robbie Lawler there's no point in Lawler rematch please use your resources and your contacts to tell Dana White in the people at the UFC to listen no one wants Lawler rematch it's a retarded idea and it hurts askren as he's been already prevented his rightful spot for way too long over childish immature mentality of a poor poor poor UFC " president ". thanks sonnen

                                              • irish anger
                                                irish anger  8 months back

                                                Chael & bisbing would make 4 a sick pod cast...+ fight afterwards

                                                • dusty glass
                                                  dusty glass  8 months back

                                                  I think a rematch is inevitable. But I’d rather see Lawler and Askren both take on different matchup‘s first

                                                  • Jesus Blanco
                                                    Jesus Blanco  8 months back

                                                    Didn’t Lawler say he would like to run it back?

                                                    • PutUpBread
                                                      PutUpBread  8 months back

                                                      If they meet again they meet again this fight will not make either guys career but could essentially end Askrens career Chael spoke NOTHING but facts

                                                      • Emdad Ali
                                                        Emdad Ali  8 months back

                                                        Lawler vs kamaru would be exciting.

                                                        • hateful Joey
                                                          hateful Joey  8 months back

                                                          do you think Dana will actually give him that, though?

                                                          • Fast Ed
                                                            Fast Ed  8 months back

                                                            Ben Askren is the most overrated fighter in history of mma. Mark my words he won’t win a fight in the ufc. Lawler doesn’t count

                                                            • Florin p.k
                                                              Florin p.k  8 months back

                                                              Put Masvidal vs Askren

                                                              • Srđan Beck
                                                                Srđan Beck  8 months back

                                                                But where does Kevin Lee fit in all of this?

                                                                • Kevin Smit
                                                                  Kevin Smit  8 months back

                                                                  Askren vs Masvidal and Lawler against Till. Winner vs loser titelfight.

                                                                  • Alby Euesden
                                                                    Alby Euesden  8 months back

                                                                    Colby vs Marty
                                                                    Till ve RDA in Brazil or Wonderboy
                                                                    Askren vs Masvidal

                                                                    • Noah Allen
                                                                      Noah Allen  8 months back

                                                                      “It’s lazy to come to that conclusion” you mean it’s an obviously conclusion but I’m gonna tell you my conspiracy theory

                                                                      • Henry Cejudo
                                                                        Henry Cejudo  8 months back

                                                                        Notice how Askren is calling out everyone, but not saying a single word about Artem

                                                                        • CrazyMonkey702
                                                                          CrazyMonkey702  8 months back

                                                                          Yea that’s true.

                                                                          • kopxpert
                                                                            kopxpert  8 months back

                                                                            As a fight fan, I rather not see immediate Askren - Lawler rematch. Rematches could also lead to 3rd fight. Lets see some fresh fights instead. I don't get why ppl would be against Lawler/Askren fighting other fighters especially when both don't seem that interested in the rematch to begin with

                                                                            • realist realist
                                                                              realist realist  8 months back

                                                                              hes like all u wrestlers, he doesnt want to fight a guy who can grapple n punch. why isnt askren not wanting a rematch with an ex chamo he didnt really beat. wrestlers dont like gettinf hit. fat boy was out on his feet with punches in the 1 st fight.

                                                                              • R V
                                                                                R V  8 months back

                                                                                Dana vs Ben. Dana, give the people what they want.

                                                                                • R V
                                                                                  R V  8 months back

                                                                                  Let's just make sure we catch those chips.

                                                                                  • WPG
                                                                                    WPG  8 months back

                                                                                    Colby next.

                                                                                    • TheTopTechnology
                                                                                      TheTopTechnology  8 months back

                                                                                      I still think askren vs till is good even though till loss but what about askren vs. GSP for superfight

                                                                                      • Brennan Hyung
                                                                                        Brennan Hyung  8 months back

                                                                                        Ben Askren: TILL I CHOOSE YOU!!!

                                                                                        *Masvidal knocks out Till*

                                                                                        Ben Askren: Hmmm this is a plot twist...MASVIDAL I CHOOSE YOU!!!

                                                                                        🤣🤣🤣

                                                                                        • Ethan S
                                                                                          Ethan S  8 months back

                                                                                          Lawler said he wants to run it back tbf