“Funky” Ben Askren doesn’t know who his next opponent will be but he is 100% down to scrap with Stockton’s Nick Diaz.
After Askren made an appearance on today’s Ariel Helwani’s MMA show, AJ Agazam, friend and training partner of Diaz, stirred the pot a bit on Twitter. His target were Askren and even Colby Covington:
As you might have guessed, Askren didn’t waste much time responding to Agazam.
Askren’s stock has never been higher. He defeated Robbie Lawler at UFC 235, albeit under questionable circumstances. Regardless, he has been lobbying for a high profile fight, and it doesn’t get much “higher” profile than a Diaz brother.
Nick Diaz however, hasn’t competed since January of 2015 when he and Anderson Silva fought to a no contest. He recently explained why he had no interest in returning to fighting but MMA fans have come to expect the unexpected when talking about a Diaz brother.