Ben Askren on UFC 249


If — and that’s a big if — UFC 249 does go ahead, Askren believes the UFC would be better off hosting Khabib vs. Ferguson in the US despite rumored plans to move the event to the United Arab Emirates.

‘Funky’s’ plan? Cancel the undercard and remove all judges from the arena.

“The one thing I said last night was, let’s not get greedy, Dana, let’s make this really simple,” Askren told Submission Radio in a recent interview (h/t Abhinav Kini of The Body Lock MMA). “All we need is Tony and Khabib, we don’t need an F’ing undercard. So, in America they’re doing ten people maximum, you can’t have more than ten people in a group.

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