MMA: Ben Askren seeks redemption in familiar settings at UFC's Fight Night Singapore

Ben Askren (right) will headline the Fight Night Singapore event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Oct 26, when he takes on Brazilian exponent Demian Maia (left).
Ben Askren (right) will headline the Fight Night Singapore event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Oct 26, when he takes on Brazilian exponent Demian Maia (left).ST PHOTO: KELLY HUI

SINGAPORE - Ben Askren, wearing a red t-shirt, jeans and flip flops, is reclining in a chair in a ballroom at the Mandarin Oriental hotel. And he laments that he is in purgatory.

He is referring not to the luxurious settings around him but his status in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the world's premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation.

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