Ben Askren Released From His Bellator Contract & All Clauses Involved

Bellator’s welterweight champion, Ben Askren was released today from his contract with the Bellator MMA and all the clauses that go with it, and is now free to sign with whomever he wants.

Bjorn Rebney, Bellator Ceo spoke about the release earlier today,saying the following:

“I’ve said it many times, Ben’s a completely one-dimensional fighter who is utterly dominant in that dimension. I had a number of discussions with Ben and it became clear it was time for both parties to move in different directions. We’ve relinquished any right to match here and Ben can sign with whoever he chooses to sign with. Ben’s been at Bellator since the start of his career, I respect him and what he’s accomplished and wish him the best wherever he goes.”

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