With the news of Ben Askren possibly headed to the UFC in a historic trade that would send Demetrious Johnson to ONE Championship, opponents are lining up to welcome ‘Funky’ the Octagon.

If Askren does indeed land on the UFC roster, and by all accounts, it looks that way. The matchmaking possibilities are wide-ranging. One thing we do know for sure, however, Askren will not be fighting his college wrestling teammate and good friend, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.

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Instead, it appears ‘Funky’ is taking aim at interim champ Colby Covington. (courtesy of Twitter):

Askren didn’t stop there; he then proceeded to call out Khabib Nurmagomedov. A match-up between Askren and Khabib is one of a hand full of dream matches that now seems not only possible but likely.

Askren is unbeaten in 18 professional fights; he has only faced adversity in a couple of those contests. It will be interesting to see what way the UFC matchmakers decide to go with Askren assuming he does land on the roster.

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‘Funky’ did have one final message to the entire UFC:

Mike Straus @AKAstraus21 is a credentialed MMA journalist and a member of the MMAJA. He has been a fan of the sport since its inception and has been covering the sport professionally for three years. In the past, he has produced content for Fansided's Cagepages, mma-media.com, and Combatpress.com. He currently contributes for MyMMANews.com, he is a staff writer for Cagesidepress.com, and LowKickMMA.com. He most recently began writing for BJPenn.com.