Ben Askrens biggest problem was starting his ufc career late

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  1. He didn't handle his losses like gaethje did. He was a wrestler who could out wrestle almost anybody in the mma world. Thats all he ever had to be. Earlier in his career Maybe he wins a ufc championship along the way maybe not, but he had alot of pressure and spotlight after the trade, and most of his career he really had none of that.

    Who knows if he gets any of those losses back if he starts out younger and fresher against the same level of competition. All I know is I remember this guy have two of the most lopsided victories I've ever seen against two killers in bellator: koreshkov and lima. That was all wrestling talent. And it was fun to watch his style of wrestling. While it lasted
     
  2. Mortal Wombat Banned Banned

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    Nah his biggest problem was a jumping knee to the dome
     
  3. Tuf_guy Gold Belt

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    Naw, I think the Nu Breed is what got him, personally.
     
  4. Hitto Black Belt

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    Askren was hyped by Rogan and sadly many people fell for it

    He was never good
     
  5. VinceArch I am all of me.

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    I think we all know that. Still wish that rematch between him and Robbie would've happened.
     
  6. Okajima Red Belt

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    He would have been champ at some point had he been signed ten or so years ago.
     
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    He was a horribly unskilled punching bag on the feet. That was his main problem.
     
  8. Local Plata Hitchslap Belt Double Yellow Card

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    I think his biggest problem was being completely 1 dimensional and fighting nobodies which did nothing to improve his skills.
     
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    If he had any confidence at all, he would have taken that rematch to close the show. He didn't want it.
     
  10. VinceArch I am all of me.

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    True. I'm a big fan of Robbie so I'll forever be fuming over it.
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  11. Spookv Banned Banned

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    His problem was he spent his alleged "Prime" according to his fans fighting lesser competition. Your only as good are you competition which caused to not evolve his MMA skills. His wrestling no doubt is good, but his skills stayed stagnant because he never needed it to. IMO I think he never hit a prime of his career.
     
  12. lsa If you can read this, you are too close

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    No way he would get pass GSP..
     
  13. drbolony -El Styles-

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    I think it was his arrogance and acceptance of being one dimensional.
     
  14. Anaconda99 Banned Banned

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    I would go with didnt really train to strike his whole career as if it was 1995.
     
  15. Okajima Red Belt

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    I don’t disagree with that.
     
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    I'm a big fan of Ben but his weaknesses are pretty obvious. There are certain fighters he would struggle with at any point in his career.
     
  17. Benoitthegr8 Filthy Pensioner Platinum Member

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    he lacked superior head meuvment
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    So we gonna act like he would have gotten past woodley, colby or usman?
    Are we pretending?
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    Should have trained with Edmond
     
  20. johnyboy Silver Belt

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    His biggest problem is that he never really fought high caliber guys
     

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