Ben Askren: How to Deal with Failure (genius video and man)

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  1. Minoki Ichihara

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    I can agree with Mas being A little more susceptible to CTE rather than Askren.. People just throw shit around not knowing what they’re talking about… Not my style
     
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    it's weird, i can't say i recall anyone after a loss handling things right out of the gate, driving the narrative, and doing some legitimate relection alongside canny self-promotion.
     
  3. Minoki Ichihara

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    He got dusted… Not to be confused with turning the story around… Society people get it together… The hype train got derailed don’t try to stack shit back together and put it back on the track so quickly
     
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  4. Tsar

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    he got dusted in a very unexpected way that is categorically different from getting thrashed bell to bell for a round or more where we could clearly see ben's skillset was deficient to masvidal's. sure, hype train derailed, not sure why you're here bringing that--no one is having that discussion because it's not on point in this thread.
     
  5. Minoki Ichihara

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    OK let’s go this route…Arsken picked up where his last fight left off on…Ben got blasted into reality and people on here are trying to throw a positive spin on it...This guy talked a gang of shit and disrespected a lot of people let him wallow in defeat for a quick minute
     
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    And yes free Nick Diaz
     
  7. Tsar

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    you realize that people in this game are trying to knock a fella out whether or not there was shit talk beforehand, right? you realize that ben wouldn't have gotten the fight without the shit talk, right? sure it didn't turn out well for him, but it turned Masvidal into a fighter of interest for practically the first time in his career. ben knows how to sell a fight--if you take things completely literally, you might just see shit talk. but it's part of the fight business too--promotion. there's no reason to turn things into a complete morality play now. that's buying into the theater a bit too much.
     
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    Spoken like a true loser.
     
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    It's not on any of the current globes yet.
     
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    Ben is a real role model, it's sad to see how many people are too dumb to see it.
     
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    He took the loss like a man. He will be fine. People make mistakes all the time and pay for it. He's not crying about it, or making excuses, so give the guy a break. He helps a lot of kids with his camps etc, and is an all around good guy. I'm sure he rubs some people the wrong way, everyone does. He will be back and we will see how he performs. Gsp lost to Serra and people didn't give him that much crap. He is still 19 and 1, so stop crying that he shouldn't be in the ufc. He won vs Lawler like it or not. He was out for a second... Arms don't fall like that if your awake.. They just don't. Either way it's over and everyone but some fans are moving on..
     
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    Agree wholeheartedly.

    Its absurd the number of fighters that immediately make up excuses after a loss. Ben took a pretty embarrassing loss in stride and was even comfortable joking about it.
     
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    He talked loads of shit, constantly tried to belittle his opponent just to get murdered and his dead body clowned on.

    Playing it cool is the only thing he possibly CAN do without looking like even more of a joke.
     
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    Hendo smashed Bisping’s face after knocking his soul out of him.

    No one hated Hendo after it.
     
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    Pretty much this.

    There really isn’t anyway to play this other than acting like you took the loss well. Anything else makes him look like a fool.
     
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    i agree. askren took a devastating knockout loss as well as anyone possibly could.
     
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    lmao i was just getting to respond until i saw that you sonned his ass...He definitely has something going on. great response lmfao
     
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    I mean is there anything else he could have done besides this video???

    you know if he won he'd be gloating about it non stop.
    and it isn't like conor/nate... where conor could blame the weight difference moving up. Askren got his world rocked with the very first strike of the bout.
     
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    no fighter gets as much credit here for winning fights as this doofus does for losing them

    what a guy
     
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    LMAO .... No one gives a shit about this moron....

    Win a fight before lecturing "over coming" something ....
     
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