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Ben Askren wants to fight ‘dummy’ Johny Hendricks more than any other potential opponent

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Ben Askren has a wishlist of potential opponents. It contains exactly one name.

Johny Hendricks.

“If you got to say one fight, you could pick any fight, regardless of organization or anything else, you have one fight — that’s my fight,” Askren told MMA Fighting.

Why would Askren, perhaps the best fighter in the world not currently in the UFC, choose someone who isn’t even a world champion? Simple, really. At least to “Funky.”

“Man, because he’s a dummy,” Askren said. “And I don’t like him.”

Askren, the ONE Championship welterweight champion, hasn’t been a fan of Hendricks for a long time, even going back to their college wrestling days. They were both two-time national champions at different weight classes at rival schools, Askren at Missouri and Hendricks at Oklahoma State.

The latest thing to get under Askren’s skin was Hendricks’ weight-cutting mishap before UFC 192. Hendricks was supposed to fight Askren’s friend and former Mizzou teammate Tyron Woodley, but never made it to the scales due to a weight cut that sent him to the hospital for kidney stones and a dried-out intestine. UFC president Dana White said Hendricks was 26 pounds over the 170-pound welterweight limit when he arrived ….View original article

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