It’s not every day an unbeaten Olympian who also holds a championship and loves to sell scraps in the media is allowed to walk but, alas, that’s exactly what happened in the case of Askren. Bellator let the Askren test free agency without any restrictions only to see a lukewarm response to the 12-0 welterweight. Currently, he is expected to meet with the UFC soon, but outspoken executive Dana White has been opposed to the idea of signing Askren based on his occasionally boring approach to victory via top control.
Bellator’s ninth season is in the books thanks to last night’s lineup for Bellator 109. The show capped off a twelve-event run for the organization and featured some of the all-out action fans have become accustomed to when tuning in to watch the company’s competitors on Spike TV. The last few months of Bellator history were definitely some of the most memorable to date for numerous reasons, not all of them necessarily good. Here are ten of the things standing out above all others in that regard… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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