Bellator Allowing Ben Askren To Negotiate With The UFC?

Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren has seemingly been given a the chance by Bjorn Rebney and the emerging MMA promoters to negotiate with the UFC.
001ESPN reporter Josh Gross spoke to Rebney about Askren on Monday:

“I don’t think we’re going to make an offer at this point,” Bjorn Rebney, Bellator MMA chairman and CEO, told “So I don’t see any reason to make anybody sit out.

UFC president Dana White confirmed his he wants to speak with BenAskren.

“If Ben’s going to go to the UFC, we should speed up that process so he can go fight. I’d love to see Ben versus GSP,” Rebney added, referring to Georges St-Pierre.

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