Undefeated Bellator welterweight champ “Funky” Ben Askren is much like the UFC welterweight champ in the fact that they use their dominant wrestling to negate every attempt by their opponent. Following Georges St-Pierre’s win over former Strikeforce welterweight champ Nick Diaz, (who also called out GSP in another promotion) Askren had posted on Twitter that he is “100 percent” sure he would defeat the long running champ.
“After tonight I am 100% sure I could beat GSP. GSP is no longer an aggressive striker. He will not out wrestle or grapple me. He gets tired. Simple enough.”
Askren, a former wrestling Olympian, is known in the Bellator promotion as an outspoken champ. He has claimed to have the ability to beat UFC caliber fighters many times before. Much like his fellow wrestling dominate fighters, Askren has been highly criticized by the fans and even Dana White as a ‘boring,’ ‘lay and pray’ fighter.