Rory MacDonald and Ben Askren tweet about fighting each other in Bellator, but how possible is that?

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POLL: Do you want to see Rory MacDonald defend his belt against Ben Askren next?
Yes 89% (8)
No 11% (1)
Braden
4/19/18 2:47:46AM
Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald vs. Ben Askren: Is this a matchup that piques your interest?

Because it’s been talked about now between the two fighters.

A Twitter user today asked MacDonald, who already said he wants to move up to middleweight, if he would be interested in facing Askren, the former ONE Championship and Bellator 170-pound titleholder, who retired undefeated last November.

MacDonald responded, and that got things going between him and Askren. Check it out:

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Braden
4/19/18 2:49:21AM
Imo, this is by far the best fight Bellator could make. I hope it happens.
airkerma
4/19/18 9:04:30AM
I don't really follow bellator that much but this would be a super interesting fight. Pitbull was the best opponent for Rory and with that fight over they need another compelling fight. Or, you know, they could bring back Pat miletich or another long since retired fighter and advertise a blatant freak show again.
finnish_line
4/19/18 9:45:31AM

I don't think Askren is really interested. Now if they could match him up with Shinya Aoki, that'd be a different story!
JLS
4/19/18 7:42:52PM
I voted yes. And I think Rory has the skillset to win this by either mid fight Tko or just striking his way to a Unanimous Decision. Rory's wrestling is damn good, remember how he little brothered the Current Champ Woodley. I see this as Rory using TDD and winning without much doubt.
Braden
4/19/18 7:52:04PM

Posted by JLS

I voted yes. And I think Rory has the skillset to win this by either mid fight Tko or just striking his way to a Unanimous Decision. Rory's wrestling is damn good, remember how he little brothered the Current Champ Woodley. I see this as Rory using TDD and winning without much doubt.



It would be a solid win on his record. I hope they make this fight and Rory takes it.
Wallass
4/19/18 11:35:49PM
I'm all for this. I want to see Khabib vs Askren one day that's maybe my biggest dream fight.
Dberntson
4/20/18 8:27:29AM
He might not be the most exciting fighter, but you have to admire and respect his talent, especially his wrestling. I always wanted to see him fight in the UFC after his Bellator run and thought it was a real shame that Dana black balled him. I still would rather see him in the UFC vs Bellator. A lot more interesting fights there - GSP, Woodley, Khabib, RDA, Maia, Covington, etc.
allaf
4/20/18 6:19:25PM

Posted by finnish_line


I don't think Askren is really interested. Now if they could match him up with Shinya Aoki, that'd be a different story!




Hmmm, what am I missing here ? irony ?