Askren is so good at annoying people. He is like a less whitty version of chael sonnen although I don't even feel like he puts on an act like chael does.

Also, if he is being serious then Dana would be stupid not to do it. Rory in a grduge match with a guy that almost everyone wants to see get his ass kick would be a great draw and a great way to gather fan support for Rory.