Georges St-Pierre Gets Called out by Bellator Champ Ben Askren

Jason SchielkeCorrespondent IMay 1, 2011

After defending his title for the sixth consecutive time at UFC 129, Georges St-Pierre once again proved that he is the best welterweight in the world.

Looking forward, it is difficult to find anyone currently in the UFC who could pose any sort of threat to St-Pierre.

But since Georges' victory Saturday night, there has been one fighter who has made it clear that he wants a shot at St-Pierre's welterweight supremacy—current Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren.

Yes, arguably the most one-dimensional fighter in the sport not only seems that he wants a shot at St-Pierre, but also thinks he can take him out.

Earlier today, Askren sent this message out to the Twitterverse:

"It is only a matter of time before Georges belt is mine." 

The undefeated Askren became the Bellator champion by using his tremendous wrestling ability and acceptable ground-and-pound to control his opponents.

To date, the biggest names on Askren's list of victories are Dan Hornbuckle, Lyman Good and Nick Thompson. With all due respect, that's not exactly a list of world-class fighters.

But now, it seems that Askren is ready to take a huge leap up in competition, beat St-Pierre, and wear the crown that Georges has been wearing for years.

Gook luck to you Ben.

Askren poses one threat to St-Pierre—wrestling. But in order to give himself the chance to use his wrestling, he will somehow have to get his hands on St-Pierre.

Jake Shields, Josh Koscheck and B.J. Penn were not able to get St-Pierre in any sort of trouble on the ground. And in the case of Shields and Koscheck, they couldn't even get him to the ground.

Yes, Askren may have great wrestling, but there is absolutely no chance he could ever get the fight there. If Askren thinks he can do what so many other world-class fighters haven't been able to do, he is delusional. There is no way this fight goes down any differently than St-Pierre's fights against Shields or Koscheck.

It's great that Askren is so full of self-confidence, but maybe he should defeat someone in the top 20 of the division before he starts running his keyboard about how he could beat St-Pierre.