Former Bellator and One Welterweight champion, Ben Askren, commented on the news of nick Diaz’s return to the octagon, saying that for the sake of a fight with the former Strikeforce champion, he is ready to resume his career.
“There are a few guys whose fights people will watch, no matter what! Even if they haven’t won in almost a decade. I’m in, if Diaz returns,” Askren wrote on Twitter.
Earlier, information about the return of nick Diaz to the octagon, scheduled for the beginning of next year, with reference to the Manager of the fighter was reported by sports columnist Ariel Helvani. As for Ben Askren, he announced his retirement last year after suffering two early defeats against Jorge Masvidal and Demian Maia.
Maga Ismailov promised to avenge Alexander Shlemenko
Popular Russian fighter Magomed Ismailov, who won a sensational victory over Alexander Emelianenko in the last fight, does not plan to continue his career in the heavyweight division and will hold his next fight in the middle division.
“I am very grateful to Alexander Emelianenko for accepting the fight, and I am moving on. I am a Middleweight – we will disperse the heat in the Middleweight division, ” Ismailov said during a live broadcast of the ACA 110 tournament.
Ismailov also confirmed the information that his next opponent will not be Alexander Shlemenko, but Chris Honeycutt, who won the Storm by unanimous decision exactly a year ago.
“I just recently learned that Honeycutt is signed to the ACA. Chris Honeycutt-you know him? He fought Shlemenko in the last confrontation, and I don’t like when Shlemenko wins, so I plan to gas up for Sasha, and solve the issue with Honeycutt»
Recall that the fight between Alexander Shlemenko and Chris Honeycutt, in September last year headed the regional tournament EEF Roscongress Vladivostok Combat Night in Vladivostok, passed all five rounds, after which the judges unanimously gave the victory to the American fighter.