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Ben Askren has signed with ONE FC and it looks like he’s fighting Phil Baroni…

Ben Askren has signed with ONE FC and it looks like he’s fighting Phil Baroni…

This is probably the first time in four months in which I really wish we created a Sunday Morning Rumor Mill. We’ve been hearing a lot of buzz coming out of Asia and unfortunately we’ve just been too withdrawn from the sport of MMA to even bother publishing it for you guys. I know, our bad. The Sunday Morning Rumor Mill will be back, but we seriously missed the boat on this one.

Speaking of a boat, Ben Askren will be on one. To Singapore, because he’s ONE FC bound. That’s a powerful segue right there — K-1 level stuff. Don’t worry, I’ll take a bow after this article is done.

Aside from the fact that we broke the news Ben Askren has joined with Evolve MMA in Singapore, it also appears that Evolve MMA will be on the canvas at UFC’s upcoming event in Singapore — making it the first gym in UFC history to ever place their logo on the Octagon mat. Impressive, but still not impressive as that segue I pulled off early. That’s something of legend.

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p><a href=”https://twitter.com/gavtanufc”>@gavtanufc</a> how could you possibly say anything bad about One FC for paying a fighter a fair wage and giving opportunity?</p>&mdash; Ben Askren (@Benaskren) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Benaskren/statuses/407991717913034753″>December 3, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Ben Askren’s sights have already been set to Phil Baroni, which would probably be the biggest welterweight draw ONE FC has — unless Shinya Aoki wants to put on 25 lbs.

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p><a href=”https://twitter.com/philbaroni”>@philbaroni</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/FrontRowBrian”>@FrontRowBrian</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/ONEFCMMA”>@ONEFCMMA</a> ha Phil you would go cry in the bathroom to your GF again after I finished abusing you.</p>&mdash; Ben Askren (@Benaskren) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Benaskren/statuses/408263140493639681″>December 4, 2013</a></blockquote>
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