Well, I can think of at least a million other reasons why Ben Askren isn’t in the UFC (get it, like a million dollars). Supposedly, Askren is getting paid a huge sum of cash to ‘fight’ in ONE FC, but it seems like the UFC oddly just let him go for no good reason.
This is what Askren told Bleacher Report:
“They essentially told my manager, ‘We’re going to get something done,’ and six hours later, when I’m not in the meeting and not in the UFC office, I get a call saying, ‘It’s not going to happen,’”
“It is their business, and they can run their business however they want to run their business. But it would have been nice to hear from their mouth what the real issue was. I have a pretty good idea of what it is, but they still didn’t spit it out.
“In all honesty, I think if you put a 15-man tournament together, I think I could be the best fighter in the world right now. And now, I’m not going to get a chance to prove that because one bald-headed fat man chooses not to let me in.”