The ex-champion of Bellator in Welterweight the American Ben Askren who now acts in the Ultimate fighting championship (UFC), intends to meet in a duel with the champion of the organization in light weight Russian Habib Nurmagomedov in new weight category.
“If you open a division of 165 pounds, you know, America against Russia-it’s always a great storyline. It always was. Since the cold war. Think about it”, – quotes the words of the athlete Lowkick MMA.
In his opinion, the fight against Nurmagomedov could have sold well. He also noted that both of them never suffered defeats and it could attract interest of the audience.
“I’ll climb on his back and chant, “USA!” said Askren.
Thus the President of UFC Dana White answered it that the organization doesn’t intend to add a new division.
Earlier, ex-UFC Champ St-Pierre said that negotiating the bout with Nurmagomedov.