Dana White Wants To Sign Ben Askren

UFC President Dana White seems to be easing into the idea of signing the newly crowned ONE FC champion to the UFC.

Heres what he had to say on the matter:

“I think if he keeps winning, he could get a shot over here. Listen, Ben Askren said a lot of stupid sh-t when he left, but I don’t care about stuff like that. I could care less about any of that. We’ll see how the kid fights, what he keeps doing, and we’ll go from there. Contrary to popular belief – well, no, I do hold grudges if you’re a real idiot. Yeah, I’ll hold a grudge until the day I drop dead. But with fighters, I don’t really do that with fighters. These guys are built differently than everybody. They’re tough, man, and this is what they do for a living, and they’re going to say stuff like that. If Tito (Ortiz) could come back to the UFC, anybody can come in here. Believe me, because there’s nobody on earth I hated more than Tito. And Tito came back. You don’t have to like them to do business with them. So we’ll see.”

It doesn’t seem Askren is so interested in being signed anymore though, he tweeted this in response to what Dana said:

“Oh thank you master @danawhite can I please have a shot”

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