While Dana White has insisted that a rematch would be taking place against Ben Askren and Robbie Lawler following Askren’s controversial submission win over “Ruthless” at UFC 235, it appears that things have changed. Appearing on the UFC Unfiltered Podcast, Dana White had this to say when asked about a potential Jorge Masvidal vs Leon Edwards fight following their post fight altercation at UFC-London:
“We’re actually talking about Ben Askren vs. Masvidal now.”
Ben Askren had the following to say after Dana White’s comments, as well as hearing that Masvidal did not want the fight:
“Jorge, tell the people, are you scared? If you’re scared, I will move on to somebody else. If you’re not scared, June 8th, Chicago: I’m free, you’re free let’s do this. It’s really simple. The winner’s probably going to get a title shot Jorge, so there’s quite a bit on the line and I think it will be in your best interest to stop being a chicken and just say yes.”
Stay tuned as this progresses and leave comments below on who you think would win in a fight against Jorge Masvidal and Ben Askren.