Ben Askren is still Hopeful For a Fight With Georges St Pierre:- “If You Beat GSP, You Are a Legend”

Published 10/22/2019, 11:04 AM EDT


Ben Askren was an unsolved puzzle throughout his entire MMA career. He fought in two different organizations over two different countries. Ben Askren even become the undisputed champion in ONE FC and Bellator MMA. With an unbeaten record and the mystery surrounding his ground game, Askren was considered one of the greatest to ever do it.

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Ben Askren was even throwing his name into the mix for a super fight with George St Pierre, who is the greatest welterweight this sport has ever seen and it made a lot of sense back then since Askren was an unbeaten phenom. However, since his debut in UFC things have changed a lot for the Funky One. In his first fight against Robbie Lawler, Askren faced the most adversity he has ever faced in his MMA career. A few months after, he faced the first loss of his career against Jorge Masvidal in a devastating fashion.

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These two fights have taken the mystery surrounding Askren’s resume. Fans are even questioning the unbeaten record he had outside UF and whether he is good enough to compete in UFC. However, Ben Askren is still determined to prove he is the best as he still wishes for a fight against GSP.

“When I was 19 and 0, I was rolling and beat Masvidal, that’s the track I am on. Now what I realize is I need to go get a few wins before I talk about Khabib and GSP again. If I talk about Khabib and GSP again they are gonna roll their fucking eyes at me because it’s ridiculous.” said Ben Askren when asked about a potential match up with George St Pierre.

However, Ben Askren believes that after he gets a few wins and climbs back to the top of the division again, a fight with GSP would make much more sense. Askren added:

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“If I do get a couple of wins, now people don’t roll their eyes, people say ‘Í could see that happening’. That’s fair. GSP is still a gigantic, humongous fight.”

Ben Askren believes that a win against GSP would certainly make him the best in the world and he still sees the fight with GSP the biggest fight in the division. 

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“GSP might not have the belt. But if you beat GSP, you are a legend. Colby is not a star, Marty(Kamaru Usman) is not a star. These are the guys they are not nearly as big and popular as they think they are and GSP is a star who still dwarfs those guys” said Askren when asked about which one is more important, a title shot or a super fight with GSP.

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