The UFC has signed people with lesser records than the potential 18-0 record Askren will leave OneFC with after the 2 year, 6-fight contract.
Askren training with actual Muay Thai masters will improve his striking far more than if he were to develop it in a North American gym. Seems to me that instead of putting his "market value" in the forefront, he is identifying and rectifying the necessity to fill in the gaps of his skillset.
Hasn't he been training with MT masters all along? (Duke Roufus)
And the piano, it sounds like a carnival
And the microphone smells like a beer