Ben Askren: I think I’m the best welterweight in the world!
This Friday, April 24, Ben Askren will defend his title at the Asian promotion ONE Championship event.
His opponent will be Luis Santos, a Brazilian fighter with the score of 61 wins, 9 losses and 1 draw. At this point Askren is unbeaten and has 14 consecutive wins in his career and besides that, he is convinced he will defend the title since he thinks he is momentarily the best welterweight fighter in the world.
“One hundred percent,” Askren said, “I think I am the best welterweight in the world.”
He also added that he would like to fight former UFC champ Johnny Hendricks.
“It doesn’t matter if Hendricks has a belt or not,” Askren said, “I’d like to fight him, for sure. I’d say the toughest fight for me is Lawler, as he has good takedown defense and he hits really hard. Robbie has a great streak going, and I think he is a really tough fighter.”
This Friday he is to defend the ONE Championship title for the first time which he got from Nobutatsu Suzuki.
„I think my match with Santos will be the same as [the one with] Suzuki,” Askren said. “I think his ground game will be a little bit better but not that much. I will take him down, pound him out and have my hands raised and the belt wrapped around my waist.”
Watch ONE Championship live Friday April 24 at 13:30 CET on Fight Channel.