Askren wrestling an olympic gold medalist at 163 pounds...

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  1. Dirge

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    joeyjoejoe Silver Belt

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    Can’t stop the Funk, always liked it when guys didn’t kill them selves to make weight. It takes some serious stones to not cut 15-20 lbs like everyone else.
     
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    Everyone is desperately trying to find Askren's secret and discredit him but it's not happening
     
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    Well he is pretty old by MMA standards, but I think he could do a 155 title fight w/ Khabib if he really tried.

    He looks like he is 190 +/- a few pounds on fight night, Woodley is around 200 lbs, Rumble was 210+ before cutting at WW so anything is possible
     
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    Funniest part is he doesn't look like he even gives a F about cutting any weight whatsoever. He comes in rocking the love-handles and doughy look every time. No fux given.
     
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    Dead Kennedy Don't steal, the government hates competition

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    Gotta be depressing to lose to a guy who wears Jesus sandals with a suit...
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    Uncle Dana is allowing this? What if he gets injured kinda bad for business, no?
     
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    He looked big against Lawler, just not cut.

    I'm not worried about him being outsized at 170.
     
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    Obviously he can cut the weight, by non-HW standards he's chubby as hell. He chooses not to; all the power to him, that decision seems to have yielded great results. But let's not pretend that having love handles makes him more of a badass than a fighter who's shredded, just because he makes it harder for himself.
     
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    He just cuts his hair to make weight.
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    Either Askren has earned some clout due to his impressive social media skills or Dana is hoping he gets a broken neck..
     
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    askren bless
     
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    He's said in an interview he can't make 155 and 163 is the lowest he will compete at. He said 163 was what he weighed for the Olympics and maintaining that weight was a serious drain on quality of life.
     
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    he's a pretty small WW

    realistically he should be fighting at LW

    im all for not cutting but that division is full of big wrestlers

    eventually the size will catch up to him

    he beats masvidal @ ww and moves down,thats the play imo
     
  16. Dirge

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    That makes sense. Woodley is going to want to try and take the title back and they won't fight each other.
     
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    just because one fighter can cut 40+ lbs doesnt mean another fighter can. People's body respond differently to weight cuts not everyone can deal well with the weigh cuts
     
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    One of them going to MW is much more likely. Ben fought at 185 in ONE and there's been talk/rumor of Woodley moving up to 185 as well before. I doubt Ben is going to get outwrestled at 170.
     
  19. John makfresshi

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    The title jam at 155 is a mess. Moving down doesnt do anything of significance to help his title dreams in the next 18 months
     
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    I make of it that the UFC not having a 165 pound division is criminal.

    Askren would squarely be too big for 155, but then a bit too small for 170.

    155
    165
    175
    190

    Make it happen.
     

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