Ben Askren in action against Demian Maia. Photo: SingaporeMaven

UFC: Dana White backs Ben Askren to continue fighting – ‘I like what he’s brought’

  • ‘Funky’ is contemplating retirement but UFC president hails ‘incredible’ fight with Demian Maia in Singapore
  • ‘I like Ben Askren and we’ll see what’s next for him,’ says White
Topic |   Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

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Ben Askren in action against Demian Maia. Photo: SingaporeMaven
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Ben Askren lies down on the canvas after tapping out to Demian Maia. Photos: SingaporeMaven
Mathew Scott
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The Takedown by Mathew Scott

Ben Askren’s UFC career is just warming up – retiring now would be the ultimate tap out

  • Ben Askren has been thrown in at the deep end, but Demian Maia loss shows he is adapting to rise in class in UFC
  • ‘Funky’ a quick learner who can carry a card, and fighters know his social media savvy will ensure interest in match-ups

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Ben Askren lies down on the canvas after tapping out to Demian Maia. Photos: SingaporeMaven
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