Ben Askren rips UFC's Colby Covington as 'poor man's version of me'

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    Ben Askren had some words for Colby Covington following Tyron Woodley’s victory in the UFC 228 main event.

    Askren (18-0) is a training partner of Woodley (19-3-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC) at Roufusport Training Center in Milwaukee, Wis. He’s among one of the most outspoken figures in the sport, but is no longer active in the sport after competing in his retirement bout under the ONE Championship banner in November.

    That hasn’t stopped Askren from voicing his opinion, though. And with Woodley seemingly lineup up to fight Covington following his win over Darren Till (17-1-1 MMA, 5-1-1 UFC) at UFC 228 on Saturday, “Funky” spoke out on behalf of his friend and training partner:


    View: https://twitter.com/Benaskren/status/1039163736265826305?s=19


    Ben Askren rips UFC's Colby Covington as 'poor man's version of me'
     
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    Been would beat the fuck out of Colby. Hopefully he gets this fight
     
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    He's right.. Colby is a over rated snitch
     
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    Overrated by who? Not too many people out there pumping Covingtons tires really. Out of the two I'd say it's Askrenw who's overrated.

    Colby has beat Maia, RDA and DHK in his last three fights. Askrens last three are Aoki who's fought as low as FW and two other guys nobody's heard of. His NC to Santos was two minutes of Ben getting stuffed and hip tossed before the eye poke. Luis was ranked #52 at the time.
     
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    Askrens wins over Koreshkov and Lima were a1 wins.. Covington terrible trash talking and snitching negate all his recent wins lol
     
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    Fuck off Kelly, men talking here.


    Askren would beat the piss out of Colby. I'm willing to bet 500 dollars or what the fuck ever if this goes down
     
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    Calm down Susan, I never mentioned anything about them fighting. And lol at you having $500 to bet.

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    Yea.

    I mean I was gonna pay in increments if I lost etc
     
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    Way of the boards
     
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    Great wins for sure but that was five years ago. Both those guys are better now.
     
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    At least Colby isn't afraid to fight in the big show.
     
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    I would love to see this fight. Ben would fucking embarrass Covington in the pre-fight media, and I'd put my money on him in the fight too. It would be a great fight.
     
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    Ben wishes he had striking like Colby's.
     
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    I think whenever Ben speaks about these UFC welterweights, he's talking for Tyrone since Ben is his wrestling coach, like now and that other time he twitted something about GSP.
     
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    No he doesn't. He just takes people Down and smashes them to pieces. No stand up striking required
     
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    she does it for me.
     
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