Sounds like Askren has become aware of his relevance in the big picture. Going from champ to begging for fights that come with a contract is rather pathetic. Although, Rory would be a safe bet for him to get that contract, in my mind. I see him winning a decision against Rory handedly.
"I fight because I can't sing, I can't dance, and it beats working all day. Now ask me a question that doesn't sound so fucking stupid."
"He did exactly what I wanted him to do and he knocked me the fuck out"