MMA Ben Askren campaigning for interim title

New UFC welterweight Ben Askren joins Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show to discuss the landscape of the division with champion Tyron Woodley recovering from hand surgery. Askren campaigns for an interim title shot against either Kamaru Usman or Colby Covington, who he says he’s known before they became contenders in the UFC, calling Usman “Marty from Nebraska.” (7:20) Ariel brings up the potential issue of Askren needing to fight Tyron Woodley, with Ben saying it’s been worked out. (8:54) Askren also mentions that he still hasn’t had a conversation with UFC president Dana White.

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