MMAjunkie: Ben Askren, Kevin Lee trade barbs about past training session


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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