Askren Calls Khabib Out At 165 Pounds
Last week on Submission Radio, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov made it clear that he did not think high of new UFC signee, Ben Askren.
“He never fight in the UFC,” Nurmagomedov said of former Bellator and ONE FC champion Askren. “He has to fight in the UFC first of all. He has to show his levels, because I see how someone smash him in ONE FC. Somebody like smashed him in ONE FC. He just signed to the UFC and tried talk, you know.
“But now everybody tries to talk and promote these things, but you have to compete in the UFC, then we’re gonna see his levels.”
Askren, who has a world-class Olympic wrestling background has yet to lose while a professional fighter, and has decided to clap back at the UFC lightweight champion.
Just heard what @TeamKhabib said, he will find his levels when he can’t get off his back and I am big brothering him. Will fight him@for 165lb title in October/November of this year.
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) January 26, 2019
Initial Report: MMA Fighting