Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren remains hopeful of a potential move to the UFC after seeing his contract expire.
Askren, never one to shy away from making bold statements, did so again on Twitter Friday.
“Really regardless of who wins Saturday Nov 16 I will beat either if they step in the cage with me,” Askren posted.
The former NCAA and Olympic wrestling standout was referring to the UFC 167 main event between welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and No. 1 contender Johny Hendricks.
So far, there has been little movement in contract negotiations with Askren, the UFC and Bellator.
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) November 8, 2013