The recent UFC on FOX 9 press conference featured UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, among many others. During it, Pettis made a statling statement about his RoufuSport teammate Ben Askren.
"One guy who is on the main stage, ready, is Ben Askren," said Pettis. "He's stuck between Bellator and the UFC, thinking about retiring. He's one of the best guys I've ever trained with...I don't want to see him get lost between organizations."
Askren is 12-0 and the current Bellator welterweight champion. However, his contract is up with the organization. Bellator has the right to match any offer, and is waiting for the UFC to name a price. In the meantime, Askren is not able to work.