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Ben Askren Says Road To UFC “Has Been Cleared”

Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren remains unsigned to a promotion at the present time.

Askren, a former Olympian, had his contract with Bellator expire after his most recent win. Most feel he could compete in the UFC, but issues with contracts and no-fight clauses have caused issues in the past.

On Thursday, though, Askren made it known he is “cleared” to sign with the UFC – and even added a little stipulation to any contract presented to him.

Askren has called out UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. It also appears that what Askren is saying is true, as ESPN reported Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney stated much the same.