Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren recently called out a few of the UFC’s 170-pounders for their occasional inability to make weight.
Referencing Anthony Johnson and Thiago Alves, Askren said, “They’re just cowards. “They should bump up a weight class. What are you scared of fighting guys bigger than you? If you really, truly can’t make, say 170, you’re gonna be fairly good sized for 185. I mean I walk around anywhere between 183 and 187. And 170, I can make it and it’s not that difficult.
“So yeah, those guys are idiots. I think it’s immature and cowardly.”
Not one to take insults lying down, “Rumble” Johnson recently responded to Askren’s comments in an interview with Knoxx Lifestyle.