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Ben Askren: 'My wrestling and my grappling are good enough to beat anybody'

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"I chose Bellator for a number of reasons. They offered me the best contract, I can get three fights done in three months, and on top of that I really think that they will do a good job of promoting me. I feel good about facing (Ryan) Thomas. I hear that he’s a good wrestler, and if that’s his strongest suit, obviously he’s not going to beat me there. I also hear that submissions are strong for him, but he’s not going to beat me there either. So for me this is a really good match-up."

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Post #1   3/5/10 12:13:11PM   

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I am excited for Bellator. They seem to be doing everything right, and good young fighters can get good paydays there if they win.

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Post #2   3/5/10 12:48:07PM   

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That dude is the future grappler, I think he'll win it all, I think he would win abu dhabi if he wanted to.

Post #3   3/5/10 12:59:57PM   

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Posted by sbulldavid

That dude is the future grappler, I think he'll win it all, I think he would win abu dhabi if he wanted to.

He didn't win the Olympics at what he does best so I doubt he'll win the top competition for something he's relatively new at. I do believe that he'll be a superstar in MMA.

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i dont think hell last. dont get me wrong his wrestling is fantastic and of course thats a big asset and i know how good guys like koscheck and lesnar are amazing. but when you look at guys like jake rosholt who may be a really good wrestler he isnt a very good natural athlete and he struggles with a lot of guys. askren doesnt look like the best athletic specimen so im gonna doubt his future success

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Posted by sbulldavid

That dude is the future grappler, I think he'll win it all, I think he would win abu dhabi if he wanted to.



So when Pablo Swept and kneebared Ben inside a minute at the 2009 abu dhabi , that was because he didn't want to win?



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I mean he's got enormous potential.

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Mad potential. I look forward to seeing him in the future

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Posted by CCPRIDE99

but when you look at guys like jake rosholt who may be a really good wrestler he isnt a very good natural athlete and he struggles with a lot of guys. askren doesnt look like the best athletic specimen so im gonna doubt his future success



WHAT?!

Jake Rosholt's natural athleticism is his strong suit. The dude can jump out of a pool 4 ft deep backwards. If that doesnt say something about explosive lower body strength than i cant even fathom what you mean by athlete.

..Askren isnt athletic?

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Saw Askren in the Wal-Mart the other day...that was weird.

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Posted by CCPRIDE99

but when you look at guys like jake rosholt who may be a really good wrestler he isnt a very good natural athlete and he struggles with a lot of guys. askren doesnt look like the best athletic specimen so im gonna doubt his future success



WHAT?!

Jake Rosholt's natural athleticism is his strong suit. The dude can jump out of a pool 4 ft deep backwards. If that doesnt say something about explosive lower body strength than i cant even fathom what you mean by athlete.

..Askren isnt athletic?



im basically speaking of his body type. he just doesnt look like a great athlete. and another thing about rosholt, the guy taps instantly if he gets caught in any type of submission

Post #11   3/17/10 5:38:19PM