"It's going to be fun to shut up some of the guys who have been talking trash for so many years, but at the end of the day, as old as I am now, I'm doing this for me." – @BenAskren came by the @UFC headquarters and talked about what he's looking forward to about the UFC. ?? pic.twitter.com/HpPCOEBGlx
— UFC News (@UFCNews) November 21, 2018
So, most mixed martial arts fans have got to know who this Ben Askren character is, right? After all, he’s 18-0, 1NC. He won the Bellator welterweight championship in 2010 and never lost it. He bolted to ONE Championship in 2014, won that welterweight title and never lost it. He briefly retired, but now he’s inked a deal to return under the UFC banner in the first blockbuster trade in the sport.
Okay, if that’s not enough for you, let Askren tell you even more about himself and why he’s decided to step into the Octagon.
Askren is slated to make his promotional debut at UFC 233 on Jan. 26 in Anaheim, Calif., where he is expected to fight former UFC champion Robbie Lawler.