Rory Macdonald, Ben Askren feud, challenge each other on Twitter

April 19, 2018


Rory Macdonald, Ben Askren feud, challenge each other on Twitter

This MMA fan tagged Rory Macdonald and Ben Askren in a tweet and started a string of trash talk between the retired former Bellator and ONE welterweight champion and the current 170-lb. Red King of Bellator. Rory said he is absolutely down for a fight with his fellow crypto-currency believer, who has been trash-talking him for years.

The poll asked who you would like to see St-Pierre fight next and closed with 7435 votes. The options were interim UFC middleweight champion at the time, Robert Whittaker(30% of the votes), UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley(18%), UFC lightweight champion at the time, Conor McGregor(21%) and the poll winner with 31%, Ben Askren.

However, there was a time where Askren also had some interest in competing against one of GSP’s top proteges and teammates, the current Bellator champion, Rory MacDonald. Around the time of St-Pierre vs Johny Hendricks, Askren found himself looking for a new home and hoping it would be the UFC where MacDonald was quickly rising to the top in his division.

“I would fight for free and retire from the sport of MMA [If I lost] because that’s how confident I am that I will beat Rory MacDonald.” Askren told Bleacher Report in 2013

And now, it seems that there is interest on both sides for this potential clash between current and former Bellator welterweight kings as the two exchanged words on Twitter.

@mmarcopoloo: @rory_macdonald i see u want champ vs champ. how about @Benaskren??

MacDonald: im good with that to

Askren: Tell your boss

MacDonald: i have asked @ScottCoker about getting you in bellator for a fight, i guesse you need to do your part

Askren: You think you could go the distance? I think I finish@you in round 3, the fight looks similar to what Condit did to you in round 3

MacDonald: i disagree

For the ‘Red King’ Rory MacDonald, he just recently became the Bellator 170-pound champion when he defeated Douglas Lima by unanimous decision back in January. Askren, on the other hand, held the Bellator title from 2010-2013 and defended it four times(including a win over Lima as well).

Would you be interested in seeing Askren return to the house he made his name in to challenge their new king?




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