Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen is joined by Fox Sports MMA writer Damon Martin.
With Olympian and former Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren bound for One FC, Breen and Martin discuss the real motivations behind the former Missouri Tiger wrestler's decision to sign with the Singapore-based promotion and the UFC's rationale for not signing him. The pair also discuss Askren's new relationship with One FC's flagship gym, Evolve MMA, and the rare entrepreneurial set-up that motivated the company to sign him.
Breen and Martin also ponder whether or not Askren will wind up against a faded Phil Baroni, why Carlos Condit it an ideal foil for Askren, the “Funky” one's disc golf prowess and the subtleties that make Askren a unique personality in a sport full of trash-talking, brash athletes.
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