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Watch out, it’s the Bisping / Askren battle of wits

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(They can’t all be Pat Barrys.) – via Sam Sicilia

The annual fighter summits are good source of amusement for those who bother to follow along because it’s basically an extended high school assembly where fighters pass notes, play a little grab-ass with each other, and then fall asleep after lunch instead of actually listening to the speakers the principal has brought in.  So last July, in between the DARE officers warning about the temptations of PEDs and Michael Irvin giving his Zuffa pep rally speech, Principal White brought in some social media experts to lecture all his fighters on how to keep stirring up shit between themselves without stirring up actual shit for the Zuffa brand (ForrestMiguel.)  And while White may not be handing out his Twitter bonuses anymore, you can probably still count on the old standbys to keep the fake dramz alive.  People like Chael, Bisping, and… Ben Askren?

Askren, despite not receiving the formal social media lecture,  rather awkwardly inserted himself into tweets between Bisping and Vitor Belfort, knowing full well Bisping can ignore nothing.  From there it was “Carny Hands” against “Toilet Brush Head” and we all know there can be no winner from that point:

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Full cringe after the jump….

michael @bisping
@Benaskren @alanbelcherufc hahaha good one

Ben Askren @Benaskren
@bisping @alanbelcherufc so seriously what’s the excuse gonna be? Better start thinking of one now!

michael @bisping
@Benaskren @alanbelcherufc you just focus on continually boring the shit out of people. You do it well.

michael @bisping
@Benaskren @sonnench @alanbelcherufc Ben you focus on fightin in a league where hector Lombard is literally unbeatable. And a haircut please

Ben Askren @Benaskren
@bisping @alanbelcherufc I would blanket you worse than @sonnench did. Watch your tone. Just start thinking of excuses, you will need them

Ben Askren @Benaskren
Seriously though a great American like @alanbelcherufc would never let a stinkin Brit beat him.

Ben Askren @Benaskren
If it was old school MMA I would just take @bisping down and lay on him til he died of starvation. But @alanbelcherufc will put him asleep

Ben Askren @Benaskren
@bisping your little carnie hands creep out Hector.

Ben Askren @Benaskren
@bisping You know what they say about guys with small hands!

michael @bisping
@Benaskren no… No I don’t. Please enlighten me toilet brush head.

Ben Askren @Benaskren
OK I am going to dinner with my hot wife. You guys have fun arguing on Twitter.

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michael @bisping
@Benaskren your grandads suit doesn’t quite fit you.

michael @bisping
Ok I’m bored with giving the blanket some air time. Logging off for now.

Ben Askren @Benaskren
Back from dinner… @bisping come to @BellatorMMA you can get a belt if you don’t choke again in the big one.

Man, that suit. At first I was amused at Askren’s self-awareness and self-deprecation about his blanket strategy… but then “Come to Bellator. You can get a belt if you don’t choke in the big one” made me a little sad. I guess he’s content where he is… in that suit.

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