Dana White on Bjorn Rebney and Ben Askren: “They don’t matter and I don’t care”
Dana White is not sold on Bjorn Rebney's proposal regarding Ben Askren
Dana White shows that he learned a lesson from the Eddie Alvarez incident when he shut down Bjorn Rebney’s offer regarding their welterweight champion Ben Askren. Rebney, the CEO of Bellator MMA has stated a week ago that he is willing to let Askren walk if White grants him a title shot for his UFC debut. Apparently, White is not that interested in the former two time NCAA division 1 wrestling champion.
“They’re playing f—ing games,” exclaims White. “I don’t care what they’re doing. It doesn’t matter to me.”
Askren, who has yet to taste defeat at this point of his career, has been outspoken about facing tougher oppositions. Following his recent title defense against Andrey Koreshkov, Askren voiced out his intentions to fight UFC’s welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre. Askren even said that he is confident that he can best the “current” version of GSP.
“Seriously though GSP in 2009 prob would have beat me, but this current version fights way too scared!”
The said victory marks Askren’s last fight in his Bellator contract. In spite of that, Dana White is still not convinced with the sincerity of the proposal. The UFC president believes that there’s something odd with the offer since Askren is one of Bellator’s prized possesions.
“When you’re willing to let your f—ing champion go, it’s weird,” White said. “I don’t give a s–t what they’re doing. They don’t matter and I don’t care.”
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