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how can Askren do a boxing match but guys like GSP, Khabib and Mcgregor

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  1. JAL Green Belt

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    how come Askren is allowed to fight outside UFC but guys like GSP, Khabib and Conor aren't, even if they are retired fighters they're not allowed to fight outside UFC

    the floyd fight dont count becasue UFC was part of that event.
     
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    Askren is retired. MgGregor was allowed to fight Floyd. Dana said Conor can do what he wants when he's done with MMA
     
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    conor was only allowed becasue UFC got a chunk of money from that fight, i mean if mcgregor is smart he should get rid of the middle man (UFC) and just fight like floyd and pocket all the money to him self, dude could make 100mil each fight if he does that, but im pretty sure UFC aint allowing him.

    when mcgregor fights no names he sells 1.3mil, 1.7mil PPVs while Floyd was doing around 500-800k when he was fighting no names
     
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    Not sure Conor is the best example...did you missed the fight? Not sure if GSP or Khabib even tried to get a fight outside of the UFC.

    My guess is that Askren was retired/let go at the same time, contract was done and he didnt signed back.
     
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    What rock do you live under that you didn’t know about Conor vs Floyd ?
     
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    Anderson is boxing soon and then will come for Jake Paul.
     
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    That's the ATG that wanted to box.
    I don't ever recall GSP or Khabib ever pushing to step into the boxing ring.
     
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    How come you are allowed to make threads ?
     
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    Not sure why TS thinks GSP or Khabib couldn't fight outside the UFC if they wanted to.
     
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    Conor fought the biggest ppv draw ever. No brainer. Imagine bald goofs face if GSP got Asskren'd? Plus he hates Askren.
     
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    GSP, Khabib can still do grappling competitions no problem, why wouldn't they be allowed to box?
     
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    They can.
     
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    Actually no they probably couldn’t if not retired. Rob was selected to be in the commonwealth games in wrestling but the UFC didn’t allow it because Rob already gets injured too much.
     
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    Because right now, the UFC is in a VERY odd predicament.

    People with less talent and more notoriety are outdrawing the professionals.

    There is no way UFC is gonna allow fighters that built their brand by way of the UFC, to jump ship and then leverage them.

    I agree with pressuring the fighters to choose. With us or without! No flip flopping.
    If he doesn’t play it this way, professional MMA could turn into a silly show. WWE style......It still may do that anyways
     
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