Former ONE welterweight champion Ben Askren and former interim UFC welterweight title holder Colby Covington are now having a war of words. In the latest update, Askren has come forward with a heated stated for the UFC fighter.\r\n\r\nUFC News\r\n\r\nBen Askren has been signed to the UFC roster. Ever since then, the former ONE champion has been talking trash with many of the competitors within the UFC welterweight division.\r\n\r\nAmong them, Colby Covington spoke in a recent interview with FloCombat about the fighter.\r\n\r\n\u201cI don\u2019t really have too [many] thoughts on it. He\u2019s piping up the wrong tree, he\u2019s asking for this big fight and he\u2019s never won a fight in the top 50 let alone the top 20.\r\n\r\n\u201cHe\u2019s trying to prove himself by calling me out but I\u2019m America\u2019s champ. My skills got me to the White House. Where the hell has that loser ever been? Nowhere. He\u2019s not been anywhere. Where have his skills taken him? Malaysia? That\u2019s really cool. He ain\u2019t ready for the big cities and the bright lights. I just sold out the United Center like Michael Jordan. 15,000 plus were on their feet in Chicago to witness greatness.\u201d\r\n\r\n\u201cThat needle dick can\u2019t get 15 people into an Asian bingo hall. They gave him away for a midget for Christ\u2019s sake. There\u2019s levels to this shit.\u201d\r\n\r\n\u201cNothing about Ben Askren impresses me. He\u2019s a one-dimensional fighter. He\u2019s never hurt a fly. He hasn\u2019t beat[en] anybody relevant. He hasn\u2019t beat[en] anybody top 50 in the world. If he proves himself and works his way up, he\u2019s an easy payday for me but he\u2019s not a draw. No one gives a f*ck about him. If he wants to come to the big boy\u2019s league, he\u2019s been in the little boy\u2019s league, but you\u2019re going to have to work your way up.\r\n\r\n\u201cI\u2019m not reaching to the bottom of the mountain to pick guys up anymore. I\u2019m at the top of the UFC mountain. You\u2019ve got to earn your way up. I\u2019m not helping you. If you work your way up, don\u2019t worry buddy, I\u2019ll leave you unconscious and we\u2019ll send you back to the prelims where you [belong].\u201d\r\n\r\n\u201cIf he gets matched up right like what they like to do with their prospects\u2014and that\u2019s all he is: a prospect\u2014I think he could beat some strikers. He\u2019s got a wrestling background to beat some strikers. But he\u2019s getting older and he\u2019s never really fought any good competition. He\u2019s fighting these guys in these Asian bingo halls that don\u2019t belong there. They\u2019re not true fighters.\r\n\r\n\u201cNobody knows who this pencil-necked, Chia-pet dweeb is and that\u2019s \u2019cause he\u2019s never done anything relevant in the sport. When he\u2019s done something relevant, then come talk to me.\u201d\r\n\r\nSpeaking on a recent edition of The MMA Hour, Ben Askren has since fired back with a message of his own for Colby Covington.\r\n\r\n\u201cMy objection is he\u2019s a moron. His lines are written for him, his wrestling sucks. And he\u2019s appealing to the lowest common denominator of MMA fans. The people who are writing his lines are realizing the stupid shit people will react to and then he\u2019s saying it. There\u2019s just a much more eloquent way to say things. And it\u2019s like if you\u2019re so dumb and you\u2019re so desperate that you\u2019ve gotta play the Donald Trump card to get people interested in it \u2014 because that does get people interested in 2018. If you look at any news source, everything revolves around what Donald Trump says, right?\r\n\r\n\u201cI think he\u2019s playing the lowest common denominator. I think his wrestling sucks. I think his fighting is not very good. And I just generally don\u2019t like the guy. I think he\u2019s a moron.\u201d\r\n\r\n\u201cThis is the thing about these idiots. I trained with Jorge Masvidal when I\u2019ve been training MMA for 2-1\/2 months in Coconut Creek, Fla., in like December 2008. I was beating him up then! Luke, I was in MMA for 2-1\/2 months and he was no problem for me. Like, give me a break, dude. He\u2019s out here talking on Twitter, like listen, you suck. Compared to me you sucked when I was doing MMA for 2-1\/2 months. Imagine what would happen now.\u201d\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=sD4qm_eWBw4\r\n\r\nFor more MMA news click here.