Ben Askren is amazing.

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POLL: What should he do if he wins the title?
Stay in Bellator and defend 18% (3)
Take a crack at Dream 12% (2)
Do a little of everything 24% (4)
Focus on learning and fight every now and then 12% (2)
be funky 35% (6)
seanfu
6/19/10 10:33:21AM
What do you all think of him? 6-0 and that was one of the most dominating displays I've seen in a while. He pulled some **** I've never seen before in America with that super tight bodylock and GSP knees for GnP. He was SO strong, tight, and relentless.

I don't know much about Bellator or the 170 champ but it looks like Askren would be able to put up a decent fight against just about anyone outside of the UFC with only a year or so of training.

Chael_Sonnen
6/19/10 12:19:39PM

Posted by seanfu

What do you all think of him? 6-0 and that was one of the most dominating displays I've seen in a while. He pulled some **** I've never seen before in America with that super tight bodylock and GSP knees for GnP. He was SO strong, tight, and relentless.

I don't know much about Bellator or the 170 champ but it looks like Askren would be able to put up a decent fight against just about anyone outside of the UFC with only a year or so of training.




Lyman Good will make Askren look ordinary and inexperienced.

BlueSkiesBurn
6/19/10 2:28:30PM
We're talking about the same Ben Askren, right? I mean, he's talented for sure, amazing?....I'd be reticent to make that statement.
jae_1833
6/19/10 3:46:31PM
No offense but he is fighting the little league guys....I think that he did score a huge win recently when he defeated Hornbuckle, however he proved to me that his wrestling is superior to Hornbuckle's BJJ....which is good for sure but not amazing. My thing is this...all he has proven is that his wrestling can score him takedowns against people whose bread and butter is not wrestling, and that unless your BJJ is truley top notch he will surely grind you out. If he wants to impress me then let me see some destructive GNP, dominant submissions, something else that is exciting. It won't be long before people start talking smack on him being boring...i.e. Shields, Fitch, Okami, etc....he needs to be rounded out is all.
Caesarrrr
6/19/10 4:57:10PM
Honestly, I'm biased when I say this, as I saw ben wrestle throughout college, and he's kind of a favorite of mine, like Koscheck, but I see Askren as having a bright future.

I also see him being able to beat anyone outside of the UFC at his weight, barring Nick Diaz, and maybe a few others. But his wrestling is pretty amazing, and while everyone talks about how he's only had a year of MMA, you have to consider that he's been wrestling his whole life. If he focuses on Sub D, very few BJJ guys will be able to handle him. In fact, the more I think about it, the more I see Askren becoming Koscheck (fight wise).

i want him in the UFC, tomorrow.


edit: Does anyone know where he trains now? I'd heard it was at ATT, but if i'm not mistaken, Hornbuckle trains there, and they're not partners, so....help?
jae_1833
6/19/10 5:06:51PM
He trains at Lion's Den of Arizona alongside Edwin Dewees, and Ray Steinbeiss
salesjoe
6/20/10 1:20:58PM
Your right he is an incredible wrestler but you put him against a john fitch caliber fighter who can counter wrestle and strike he's gonna have problems. He needs to stay with bellator, train stand up fot like a year straight dominate bellator and look towards the ufc.
noahgenda
6/20/10 2:26:48PM
he does an excellent job of floating. instead of getting locked in a position and being open for sweeps and subs and whatnot he will let you roll around and just stay on top of you, constantly putting pressure on you until you crack. definitely a promising fighter
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