The Ultimate Fighting Championship has been looking to lock down a historic deal with fellow mixed martial arts promotion ONE Championship. Now it would appear that the UFC has finalized the negotiations.
The UFC has been negotiating with ONE Championship about trading former UFC flyweight champion and pound-for-pound great Demetrious Johnson for former ONE welterweight title holder and undefeated MMA phenom Ben Askren. A fighter trade has never been completed between two prominent MMA promotions, making this a historic moment for the sport.
Now ESPN’s Ariel Helwani has come forward to report that the deal has been finalized. Ben Askren is now on the UFC roster, as Demetrious Johnson now fights for ONE Championship.