The UFC has a big event this weekend with UFC 166. To add on pressure, UFC president Dana White wasn’t amused by Bellator informing the world their welterweight champ Ben Askren can sign a UFC deal on one condition. Bellator wants Askren to be given an immediate title shot with Georges St-Pierre.
“They’re playing f—ing games,” said White. “I don’t care what they’re doing. It doesn’t matter to me. When you’re willing to let your f—ing champion go, it’s weird.”
Askren has finished his Bellator contract and the undefeated star has shown interest in the UFC. There’s been no official word regarding his next move.
Who could ever forget the whole Eddie Alvarez, Bellator and UFC contract ordeal which lasted months and saw legal action. Judging on past experiences, Askren signing a UFC contract won’t be made easy.