1. Monday Downtime - All Evolve Media Sites will be undergoing maintenance Monday March 30. This will occur during a window of 7 PM (Pacific Time) to Tuesday afternoon. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Ben Askren Defends OneFC Title Against Luis Santos April 24th In Manila

Discussion in 'Worldwide MMA Discussion' started by Arkridge, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. Arkridge

    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2010
    Messages:
    21,882
    Likes Received:
    42,700
    Location:
    San Jose
    Multiple sources on twitter confirm.
     
  2. Se4n

    Se4n Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2014
    Messages:
    894
    Likes Received:
    243
    Easy win.
     
  3. CC27

    CC27 Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Messages:
    19,070
    Likes Received:
    4,174
    Location:
    NJ
    Takedown, over.

    At this point have to hope someone like Shields contract comes up soon and he maybe goes to fight Askren in OneFC.

    He has no real competition over there. Either that or just wait for him to ride out the next year or 18 months of his contract and then hope UFC and him strike a deal.
     
  4. Arkridge

    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2010
    Messages:
    21,882
    Likes Received:
    42,700
    Location:
    San Jose
    I wanna see Askren vs. Shields/Palhares winner.
     
  5. CC27

    CC27 Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Messages:
    19,070
    Likes Received:
    4,174
    Location:
    NJ
    Best fight for him outside UFC. he's already mauled Koreshkov/Lima and would destroy daley.

    Nobody left but Palhares/Shields winner. WOuld be a good fight.
     
  6. Allidoiswin

    Allidoiswin Green Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2012
    Messages:
    1,057
    Likes Received:
    252
    Location:
    Boom Pow Punch Kick Wow
    MFW Luis shocks the world and KOs Askren

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Arkridge

    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2010
    Messages:
    21,882
    Likes Received:
    42,700
    Location:
    San Jose
    Too bad the likelihood of this fight being made is slim to none. It's such an intriguing grappling match.
     
  8. iloveufc123

    iloveufc123 UFC <3

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2011
    Messages:
    12,875
    Likes Received:
    1,295
    Location:
    PHX, AZ
    Easy win.
     
  9. Lucifer Alpha

    Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    106,158
    Likes Received:
    37,832
    Askren has four fights left on his contract. Can anyone name four welterweights on the roster?
     
  10. Frank23

    Frank23 Enter Sandman Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    44,340
    Likes Received:
    90,984
    Askren via whatever he wants.
     
  11. Meathead Jock

    Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Messages:
    19,137
    Likes Received:
    18,516
    Was hoping this would happen in March, they need to speed up the matches so Ben can become a free agent again.
     
  12. mkt

    mkt Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Messages:
    16,112
    Likes Received:
    7,723
    Let him fight 3 or 4 guys in one night and finish his commitment! He needs to get out of there and at least go to WSOF or Bellator if not the UFC.
     
  13. LimitlessZane

    LimitlessZane Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2014
    Messages:
    1,459
    Likes Received:
    674
    it would be better if Shields and Palhares went to One FC. it would probably be easier for that to happen than Askren going to WSOF. Also, Askren has said in the past he has no desire to go to WSOF.

    Shields, Palhares, Asrken in one fc would make that WW division really interesting. i'm willing to bet that there are heaps of undiscovered russian and polish prospects which could fight these guys.

    ^if the ufc or bellator doesnt sign him after his contract is up, i hope this happens instead of him going to WSOF.
     
  14. Thesnake101

    Thesnake101 Think about it, it worth it.

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2014
    Messages:
    11,536
    Likes Received:
    24,579
    Location:
    Having Fun
    Winner should get Dwayne Hinds imo.
     
  15. Meathead Jock

    Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Messages:
    19,137
    Likes Received:
    18,516
    Not sure they will have done enough to prove themselves worthy for Hinds, guys so explosive for 2 minutes lol
     
  16. LimitlessZane

    LimitlessZane Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2014
    Messages:
    1,459
    Likes Received:
    674
    i'm not saying one fc's WW roster is deep, i think we all acknowledge that it's just ben at the top and a whole lot of unranked guys.

    but that's the same with WSOF. with the exception of their WW division, wsof has good champions but their divisions aren't that deep either.

    all i'm saying is if we want the shield/palhares vs askren fight to happen before ben's contract is up, it would be easier for these guys to sign with one fc. and then who knows what will happen? the signing of these two guys could draw in other higher level fighters.

    but if ben finishes his contract and gets the call from UFC then great for him too.
     
  17. Linux34

    Linux34 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2014
    Messages:
    1,937
    Likes Received:
    53
    Why would Ben fight in the UFC out of his Prime? Prime is 26 years old to 32 MAX.

    Plus, why would he take a bullshit, cheap contract from the UFC? If he's smart he'll finish his contract and re-up for another year or two, keep crushing cans and retire.

    He doesn't need the UFC.

    Most the UFC would offer him is 60/60, HEH.
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2015
  18. Kinger85

    Kinger85 Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2001
    Messages:
    21,032
    Likes Received:
    7,003
    Location:
    S'toon, Sask
    Askren obviously whenever he feels like it.

    But I suppose there are worse possible opponents they could have gotten Askren.
     
  19. Meathead Jock

    Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Messages:
    19,137
    Likes Received:
    18,516
    He would be able to join at just before he turns 32. But I agree with what you're saying unless they give him some mega deal in which case he can jump on it and if he retires just lose. If he wins, he can pull a GSP with the belt to put one final middle finger up to the baldman.
     
  20. LimitlessZane

    LimitlessZane Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2014
    Messages:
    1,459
    Likes Received:
    674
    i agree with you. i've said in the past on this forum, that i don't care if he fights in the ufc or not. the only fight i want to see in the ufc is askren vs hendricks.

    but it seems lots of other people on this forum and in this thread want to see him in the ufc, so I simply put that there as an olive branch.

    basically he can do whatever the fuck he wants whether ufc/onefc/ wsof or whatever. i'm just speaking from my own fan perspective, since i'm a one fc fan and prefer to see high level guys fight under rules that are less limited. the reason that this santos fight is more interesting is because of the threat of knees on the ground and soccer kicks.

    if it happened under unified rules, then we would all say that ben would be an overwhelming favourite, but these rules give luis a fighting chance. (even if it is a somewhat slim chance)
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.