Report: ONE Championship & UFC Close to Finalizing Ben Askren – Demetrious Johnson Trade
By FCF Staff
MMA is not a sport known for trades, but according to a report, the UFC and ONE Championship are close to finalizing a deal that would see Demetrious Johnson and Ben Askren trade places on the promotion’s rosters.
Johnson (27-3-1), who trains with ONE Championship exec, Matt Hume, is coming off a split decision loss to Henry Cejudo in August. The former flyweight champ holds the UFC record for title defenses at 11.
Askren (18-0) is ONE’s welterweight champion, however, the renowned wrestler had said he’s likely done fighting, unless bouts with stars like Georges St-Pierre can take place.