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Helwani's MMA thoughts: Askren's complicated legacy, bright future

Askren evolved into a needle-mover who was classy in defeat and whose insight would be valuable as an analyst.

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Right to the end, Ben Askren's belief in himself and his style never wavered

Ben Askren's approach and actions during his last fight are emblematic of the legacy he'll leave behind.



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UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo: Who's next for Blachowicz, Shogun, Oliveira?

Charles Oliveira won his sixth straight in impressive fashion, so who's next for him and other key fighters?

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Ben Askren announces retirement from MMA


Askren retires, Romero wants to face Adesanya

Ben Askren is moving on and Yoel Romero continued the campaign for a title shot.

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Tyson Fury: McGregor has offered to train me in MMA

Tyson Fury has said he has received an offer from Conor McGregor to train the lineal boxing heavyweight champion in mixed martial arts.

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Tyson Fury '100%' wants MMA bout


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