One Fighting Championships have been making massive moves lately since getting a $520 Million dollar investment.
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) October 22, 2018
They were able to sign Eddie Alvarez to a $10 Million dollar contract and now they’re pulling off the first trade in MMA history.
UFC insider Ariel Helwani first announced the trade and ESPN released the full report:
Breaking: UFC, ONE Championship close to trade involving Demetrious Johnson and Ben Askren. Potential history in the making for MMA — https://t.co/HllP7dY0of
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) October 24, 2018
“Both Johnson and Askren have multiple fights left on their respective contracts, according to sources. While trades of this kind are common in major sports, a transaction of this magnitude has never been done before in MMA.”