In a video posted by UFC, Ben Askren reveals his top 5 wrestlers in UFC history.
His list included Matt Hughes, Frankie Edgar, Daniel Cormier, Georges St-Pierre and lastly, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The list was in the following order :
- Khabib Nurmagomedov
- Georges St-Pierre
- Daniel Cormier
- Frankie Edgar
- Matt Hughes
— UFC (@ufc) May 14, 2019
It is interesting to note that Askren did not include Jon Jones in his all-time top wrestlers in UFC list.
Ben Askren previously appeared on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show and talked about why Jorge Masvidal dislikes him so much :
“If I had to put words into his mouth for him, I would say he’s pissed that a punk white kid has came into the UFC and is making over double him. And, I’ve had no history in the UFC,” Askren said on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show (transcription via Bloody Elbow) “And so in his head that’s unjust and he doesn’t like that and that’s unfair. To that I would say, well listen there’s a reason I made my brand so valuable. There’s a reason I get paid what I do. And if you look at any type of metrics, which you have Ariel so you can verify this for me, my numbers are looking pretty damn good Jorge so suck it.”