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Pros react to potential Demetrious Johnson for Ben Askren trade by UFC, ONE Championship

Ben Askren
ONE Championship

Reports that Demetrious Johnson and Ben Askren could soon be finding new homes raised all kinds of questions for what this means for the sport of MMA.

On Wednesday, ESPN broke the news that the UFC’s Johnson and ONE Championship’s Askren were involved in “trade” talks that would see them leave the promotions they’ve reigned over for years.

While the deal is yet to be finalized and details of how exactly it will work are still being ironed out — the fighters are expected to be released by their respective promotions — that didn’t stop the MMA community from offering their takes on the landscape-shaking move.

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