Ben Askren
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Former Bellator and ONE champion Ben Askren not too long ago shared his principle on why combat followers haven’t seen Arianny Celeste working current UFC occasions.

The longtime Octagon lady, Celeste, was absent from all three of the promotions current occasions in Jacksonville, Florida.

Working these occasions was Arianny’s good buddy and regular tag accomplice in Brittney Palmer.

Throughout Wednesday evenings ‘UFC Combat Evening: Teixeira vs Smith’ occasion, a fan requested Ben Askren why Arianny Celeste was not working the combat card.

Askren replied with the next controversial assertion.

“Corona harmful if you’re outdated.” – Ben Askren wrote on Twitter.

Arianny Celeste is definitely solely 34, so the chance that she has not been working current UFC occasions on account of her age and the Coronavirus is slim.

The Las Vegas native has a plethora of facet jobs along with her gig as UFC ring lady. Celeste has been concerned in modelling, appearing and music lately.

UFC Octagon girls, UFC 243, Brittney Palmer, Arianny Celeste
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As for Ben Askren (19-2 MMA), ‘Funky’ retired from the game of combined martial arts following his submission loss to Demian Maia at UFC Singapore in October of 2019.

After going undefeated throughout below the Bellator and ONE banners, Askren compiled a disappointing 1-2 report whereas preventing with the Final Combating Championship.

Askren’s lone Octagon victory got here in controversial style when he defeated Robbie Lawler by way of technical submission in his promotional debut.

Arianny Celeste has but to supply any type of rebuttal to Ben Askren’s jab, and there’s a good likelihood she won’t acknowledge ‘Funky’ in any respect.

The UFC is about to return on Might 30 for UFC Combat Evening 176. That occasion is slated to be headlined by a key welterweight bout that includes former division kingpin Tyron Woodley taking over surging contender Gilbert Burns.

As of this time there was no affirmation if Arianny Celeste shall be working the Might 30 occasion.

This text first appeared on on Might 20, 2020