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Posted by grappler0000

I'd pay to see Askren/Maia.


I enjoy watching him fight, the pure mastery of the grappling is mesmerizing.

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Post #16   8/3/13 4:55:21PM   

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I need to know how good he is. I know he is boring but I would pick him over 98% if not more than that of the current UFC roster. I hope the UFC signs him

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I actually take back my last comment.

I'd like to see him in the UFC, because I'd like to see him fight against an opponent who has proven against top competition that they have great takedown defense. I'm tired of watching him (or not watching him) fight against guys that really give us no idea of how good Askren may be.

Let's see him fight some real competition. Why waste any more time?

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Posted by prozacnation1978

Does the UFC really want another Jon Fitch



Fuck that shit

Post #19   8/3/13 6:53:56PM   

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A lot of guys can be fighters but only one can be champion and Ben is wired a bit differently, but that's the way it goes.

Grease SP
Johny
Rory
Whomever.....he beats all three

**Just to get the inevitable over with, Dana should just FedEx Funk-Master HIS belt.

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Posted by Chael_Sonnen

A lot of guys can be fighters but only one can be champion and Ben is wired a bit differently, but that's the way it goes.

Grease SP
Johny
Rory
Whomever.....he beats all three

**Just to get the inevitable over with, Dana should just FedEx Funk-Master HIS belt.

ASSkren will never hold UFC gold

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Posted by grappler0000

I'd pay to see Askren/Maia.


I enjoy watching him fight, the pure mastery of the grappling is mesmerizing.



This. I would like to see him in the UFC.

Post #22   8/3/13 9:06:09PM   

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Also, I get tired of people complaining of Askren's (or any other wrestler's) on dimensional style, but then love one dimensional strikers like Hardy, Daley, etc

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an opportunity to take your rivals champion????

100% you do it every time even if he isnt going to be very good or exciting to watch in your org. He is their champ you have to go after him smart business.

Post #24   8/4/13 1:05:49AM   

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he wont be signing with UFC anytime soon..Dana already released Fitch, so why would he sign another poorer version of Fitch?..i'm guessing he either ends up with WSOF or back with Bellator...

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Judging by Ben and Dana's twitter tiff I imagine Ben won't get signed by the UFC which is horse shit. He's an undefeated prospect that has dominated every fight he has been in.

I also think Ben is more entertaining than GSP. GSP has better ground and pound but he just tries to hold his opponent down where as Funky Ben will transition umpteen times with moves rarely seen in mma.

Everyone says GSP breaks guys but Ben made both his last opponents give up. I can't remember the last fighter GSP truly broke but I think it was BJ who is half GSP's size.

Ben deserves to be in the best organization in the world but Dana treats the UFC like his personal fucking tree house.

Post #26   8/4/13 6:56:42PM   

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I am high on Askren. His wrestling translates extremely well in MMA for the most part. He isnt the type of wrestler that abandons when he cant finish a double/single - but rather uses his transitional/chain wrestling extremely well. He wont be as positionally dominant once he faces better competition - but he could definitely stifle the likes of Hendricks/Ellenberger, etc.

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