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Ben Askren not impressed by Nate Diaz and his 'arms the size of a noodle'



All week long, Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier have been active on social media, trying to convince UFC President Dana White to make their UFC 230 fight an inaugural title bout at 165 pounds.

One person who’s not impressed – at least not with Diaz – is former Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight title holder Ben Askren.

On Thursday night, Diaz was at it again, tweeting a photo of himself with another call for the UFC to create a 165-pound division.

165lbs don’t be scared ..



Askren (18-0) saw that tweet and issued some harsh insults to Diaz (19-11 MMA, 14-9 UFC) with a retweet.

Nothing about you is very scary. Arms the size of a noodle, takedown defense like a middle schooler and very amateur smack talk. I highly doubt anyone is scared of someone who is 6-6 in his last 12.

Askren also was less than impressed when a Twitter user pointed out that Diaz never has pulled out of a fight, injury or not, and took the opportunity to tout his own resume (via Twitter).

Meh. Never pulled out, never missed weight, never failed a drug test, never lost. Now we are talking

Askren, 34, retired last year with an undefeated record after winning his final fight in ONE Championship. He spent the entirety of his eight-year career without competing for the UFC, though he tried to get a deal done.

UFC 230, which is set to feature Diaz’s return to the octagon after more than two years away, takes place Nov. 3 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The pay-per-view is still without an announced headliner as of this writing.

For more on UFC 230, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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