Ben Askren’s next opponent wasn’t able to make it to the UFC’s seasonal press conference. But, thankfully, finding ways to interact with peers doesn’t seem to be a problem for the welterweight.
Friday, it was new 170-pound arrival Kevin Lee’s turn to engage in some “Funky” banter.
In Askren’s defense, he didn’t start it this time. Rather, it was a reporter, who asked Lee about the idea of a match-up with the former ONE Championship kingpin. Lee is already set to meet ex-UFC lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos next month and said he was focused on that, but acknowledged Askren as a future option.
“I said I want to compete against the best,” Lee said. “So, if Ben and me end up meeting, then that’d be some fun. He’s got the curly hair going on, so I might be interested in that. It’s a good little clash of styles.” Continue reading >>>
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