Askren Showing His Technique

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  1. Lukn4trbl

    Lukn4trbl Purple Belt

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    The boy is making noise. Podcasts, calling out every fighter in the UFC roster, some wrestling vids., and an exciting debut win.

    His next fight will 'make or break' his hype against Masvidal, and hopefully silence the critics after the Lawler controversy...or not?

    What does he need to accomplish to become recognized in the UFC?

     
  2. Beans & Cornbread

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    He's got a brilliant mind in wrestling and grappling. Most people would sprawl and look for underhooks or post out, but Askren locks up a cradle.
     
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    ThatGuy7698 Horse meat = best meat

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    For starters, rematch Lawler to prove it wasn't the referee's incompetence that got him the win.

    After that, keep on winning fights and challenge for the belt.
     
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    He really highlights how important developing functional strength is as opposed to weightlifting strength.
     
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    The UFC has been doing good with marketing him. At the very least they have given him a strong platform to be himself on, and it's hard not to like the guy regardless of what you think of his fanbase. He's just a genuine guy who seems so comfortable being himself.
     
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    I bet he never had a chance to use that in a fight. Who is going to single leg Askren?!
     
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    Threetrees The King of Wit and Reason

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    Functional strength is a myth
     
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    You've never grappled before I take it
     
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    I hope he ups his striking
    It’s easily the worse in the UFC
    His grappling prowess will get him through Masvidal
    I hope he can retire undefeated
     
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    Threetrees The King of Wit and Reason

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    It's like doing something sport specific is better than doing something non sport specific
    Could you even imagine
     
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    I wanna run my fingers through his hair
     
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    Funny how Dana kept him out of the UFC for so long now he's letting him call the shots.
     
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    Apparently you can't.
     
  14. Lukn4trbl

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    Dana was wrong about his star-power $$$

    He needs to back it up, or he'll fall hard. Robbie was a good start, but too much controversy marked his win. I think he pulled it off, but another 2-3 solid, top five opponents will make him a player.
     
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    masvidal will light his shit the fuck up. then hell fight robbie again and get ktfo then cut. a fairy tale ending that a schmuck like him deserves
     
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    It's unlikely that his striking will improve at this point. Guys like Covington and maia have pretty terrible striking as well. Khabib is a pretty awful striker too.
    As long as they can get in range for a takedown it only has to be serviceable
     
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    Not sure he ever lifted either.

    As to Askren, he's like Khabib...Only true MMA fans will appreciate his style. I love it. Very technical.
     
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    Lol... quoted for future reference

    Masvidal is what 1-2 in his last 3? He knocks out a guy that only fought for the title based on a single top 10 win over a fighter that is 1-3-1 in his last 5 and suddenly he's a killer?

    Masvidal is a lot like cerrone, entertaining and worthy of being in the top 10 but loses to every legitimate top 5 fighter. He will never even sniff a title shot unless they are hard up for a contender (which they did for till)
     
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    Anyone with a brain knew the forgone conclusion to that fight. Lawler wasn't getting out with that much time left, and he made no correct movements in preventing the choke from going deeper. He didn't do a damn thing about trying to reduce the distance between Askren's body and his own, only further allowing Askren to torque the neck. This comment is hogwash, and likely you lost money on a bogus bet.
     
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