Ben Askren & Demian Maia Agree to Fight Via Social Media
By FCF Staff
The welterweights recently agreed in a Twitter exchange to fight on October 26th. The UFC is expected to host a card in Singapore on that date.
Askren (19-1, 1 no-contest) is coming off a vicious, knockout loss to Jorge Masvidal last month. Maia (27-9), meanwhile, worked his way to a decision win over Rocco Martin in his last bout, which took place in June.
If that’s good for the @ufc , and for you as well, I would be happy to compete with you on that date. It is a intriguing challenge and I’m up for it! As a grappler it’s the kind of challenge that motivates me. It’s truly up to them.
— Demian Maia (@demianmaia) August 3, 2019