UFC’s Welterweight Division is suddenly looking like one of the most complicated divisions in the company, with the fight at the top reaching incredible heights. Kamaru Usman went out of his way to say what he would do to Ben Askren when they meet at UFC 233. Askren did not take kindly to the threat and responded in kind.
Tyron Woodley and Colby Covington are on a crash course to meet each other to fight for the title at the moment. However, the state of the rivalry between Usman and Askren is also important as either could be a top title contender.
On Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, Usman sent a simple message to Askren. Usman said he will flatline Askren when they meet at UFC 233.
“It is what it is at the end of the day, but let’s be honest. I will flatline that curly-headed f**k boy. That’s pretty much it. I will flatline him. I will flatline that dude. Like let him run his mouth all he wants, I will flatline him.”
Askren had a simpler answer ready for his opponent.
Marty don’t talk about it, be about it! @USMAN84kg https://t.co/kE7a3PEiDQ
— Funky (@Benaskren) December 12, 2018
He encouraged Usman to show what he was about by actually doing something instead of talking about it. When the two meet it is sure to be memorable.
Kamaru Usman and Ben Askren will face each other at UFC 233.