Former Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren currently holds the ONE FC 170-pound title. However, his seems to be constantly on the mind of UFC president Dana White.
Askren, who had brief talks with the UFC before signing with ONE FC, responded to a report on UFC.com in regards to comments White made about him on Thursday.
In the interview, White stated that “The thing is with Ben Askren is that Ben Askren doesn’t really want to fight here, in my opinion.
“People that are close to him say the same thing,” White continued. “The guy is making a ton of money to fight nobodies, but when you talk and you say a lot of things it keeps your name out there. Trust me when I tell you this, Ben Askren does not want to fight in the UFC. Believe me when I tell you that.”
Askren, a former Olympic wrestler and standout at the University of Missouri, posted on Twitter “(White) you could at least put some spin on your stories, not just tell blatant lies. The people are stupid, they don’t believe you!!!”
@danawhite you could at least put some spin on your stories,not just tell blatant lies. The people are stupid, they don't believe you!!!
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) December 18, 2014