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Groundbreaking MMA trade in the works: DJ to ONE and Ben Askren to UFC

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Jay Rock
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Mixed Martial Arts is all set for it’s first ever trading deal. As much as trades are common in Football, NFL, NBA etc it’s a totally new concept in MMA. Ultimate Fighting Championship is finalizing a deal to trade Ben Askren for Demetrius Johnson with ONE Championship.

This is a big deal for fans, as they have always wanted to see Ben compete in the UFC with a legit contender. Ben signing with UFC offers an opportunity for MMA fans to watch the mouth-watering clash between Askren with the likes of Khabib, Conor, Colby, Woodley etc.

Groundbreaking MMA trade in the works: DJ to ONE and Ben Askren to UFC - Askren

Johnson is the longest reigning champion in UFC history but his head coach Matt Hume serves as an executive vice president at ONE Championship and there’s a big fights for Johnson against ONE contenders. Johnson was considered the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world until his Aug. 4 split-decision loss to Henry Cejudo in a flyweight title fight in Los Angeles.

34-year-old Askren, a former two-time NCAA wrestling champion has had his fair share of beef with UFC president Dana White, when he called Askren “the most boring fighter in MMA history.”

A few days back former UFC lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez signed with ONE championship.

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