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Midnight Mania! Rory Macdonald, Ben Askren feud, challenge each other on Twitter

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This MMA fan tagged Rory Macdonald and Ben Askren in a tweet and started a string of trash talk between the retired former Bellator and ONE welterweight champion and the current 170-lb. Red King of Bellator. Rory said he is absolutely down for a fight with his fellow crypto-currency believer, who has been trash-talking him for years.

MacDonald’s “i disagree” reply here is genuinely hilarious because being succinct is always better online.

Askren said to tell Bellator president Scott Coker, to which Rory promptly tagged Scott Coker and said he has talked to Coker about getting Askren to return to Bellator.

Then the discussion got personal. Rory Macdonald said he challenged Askren face to face, and Askren tucked his tail between his legs and said “I only fight for money”.

Askren called the Rory’s tweet “fake news” but didn’t exactly deny Rory’s account either.

I agree with Brian Stann and Big John McCarthy- this is a fight Bellator should absolutely make. Askren’s wrestling ability, as a former Olympian, has never been in question, but he never got the chance to prove himself against elite competition. Rory Macdonald is undeniably elite competition, and one of Bellator’s most credible and interesting champions. He holds a lopsided win over Askren’s college buddy, UFC champion Tyron Woodley. And there is the outside chance he might be a route to get to MacDonald’s teammate Georges St. Pierre, a fight Askren has been campaigning for and GSP has been so far totally uninterested in.


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l After. Every. Class.

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