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Belal: Ben knew he would lose to Paul

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  1. JustOnce Always learning

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    So I lost all the respect for Ben after that boxing fight but hits keep coming.

    According to Belal, Ben admitted to Belal he would lose if Paul had ANY boxing ability.

    Paul trained boxing full time for three years with world class training partners and coaches.

    I mean, was this any better than a dive? He was acting like he was in it to win it but admitting to Belal he would lose if Paul had ANY boxing ability and it was clear Paul did have some.

    I was a big supporter of Ben after his defeats and still think he had style to beat Colby and dominate Khabib.

    But Ben in my opinion is the most shameful figure in the history of MMA.
     
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  2. JakePaul Banned Banned

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    what’s this have to do with mma ?
     
  3. Only Here for Attachments Stipe Justice Warrior

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    Askren has no dignity, this is known. Now that the Hollywood humiliation ritual is complete, I wonder how he'll embarrass himself for money next?
     
  4. TheMessiah Black Belt

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    Ben is just such a bad and uncoordinated striker. Pretty much every sherdogger would outbox him
     
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  5. LetThemBleed Silver Belt

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    Why Ben in particular? Do you really think Conor even in the midst of his largest coke binge fueled fantasies ever thought he was going to beat Floyd? Both got the biggest payday of their lives knowing they were going to end up coping a beating.
     
  6. JSN choo-CHOO! Yellow Card

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    Dang I really thought that this time it was personal.
     
  7. dipstickjimmy Red Belt

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    Your opinion is yours but it shows how little you know of those in history.
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  8. Mesos Black Belt

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    Ben was fattest hes ever been in years, coming off a hip replacement surgery, hadn’t been training and he absolutely sucks at Boxing

    Ben knew what he was in for and still did it for the payday…
     
  9. Megatronlee Silver Belt

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    You’re the most shameful figure in the history of sherdog if that information changes how you view Ben in ANYWAY.
    You fucking psycho
     
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  10. AminoAcid Brown Belt

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    You really thought he could beat Colby and dominate Khabib?


    Just much did you lose?
     
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  11. Megatronlee Silver Belt

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    Creeeeeeep city
     
  12. I am your real dad I am surrounded by NERDs !!! Banned

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    Ben stepped in there and gave it a go.
    At least he tried. DC won't even step in there
     
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  13. Xoleth Brown Belt

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    It is pretty clear he came there to get KTFO
    He looked fat, out of shape, no conditioning and he is a smart guy: he knows his skills, his weakness, his limits. He knows he has some of the worse boxing skills in the entire UFC history.
    But 500k is 500k
    He has 3 kids, he needs haircuts now and then
     
  14. Eric Silva 2.0 Purple Belt

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    I actually think there are guys that post on here that could beat Askren in a boxing match. I'm not one of them.
     
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    People are still talking about this?
     
  16. Eric Silva 2.0 Purple Belt

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    Also........
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  17. The Finnish Flash Orange Belt

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    My question is do you think it was a completely legit TKO or do you think Askren played it up (while still being legit knocked down) and gave up on purpose? Makes sense from his perspective of taking a dive with as little damage as possible
     
  18. EVIL WAR GOD Black Belt

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    Ben got paid, deal with it. Anyone with half a brain would do the same thing. Taking a fight you think you will lose and losing on purpose are two different things.
     
  19. GoldenSnitch Banned Banned

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    Put this on the line ..

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    and even this chinneck could outbox him !!


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  20. Gilday Silver Belt

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    Some of us said this at the time but got ridiculed for thinking a Youtuber could beat a "real fighter"

    If you have even a basic understanding of boxing it was clear that the young kid with 3 years of pure boxing training was going to finish the mid 30's grappler who just had a hip replacement
     

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