When the historic “trade” between the UFC and ONE Championship was complete, Ben Askren put everyone on notice.
Everyone except who he ultimately ended up with as his first UFC opponent.
Askren is set to meet Robbie Lawler at UFC 233 in January in what is sure to be a highly anticipated fight after the undefeated Askren spent years dominating in Bellator and ONE Championship, all while claiming he could hang with the best the UFC has to offer. But is the matchup missing something?
Askren initially called out almost literally every name that matters in the UFC’s welterweight division: Georges St-Pierre, Darren Till, Colby Covington, Jorge Masvidal, Stephen Thompson, both Diaz brothers, among them. And he ends up with … Lawler?
With that in mind, we asked this question for our latest Daily Debate: Do you like this booking for Askren’s UFC debut?
The results (via Twitter):
The people have spoken “yes” by a 2-1 margin. The MMAjunkie Radio crew, on the other hand, does not agree. To hear them discuss the topic, watch the video above.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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