If you were Usman— who would you rather defend against next? Colby or Askren?

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  1. GrayArea

    GrayArea Purple Belt

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    I would choose to fight Askren. His striking is terrible and his grappling/cardio is still a bit unproven against a strong grappler like Usman.

    Colby proved elite cardio vs RDA and has better striking entries into his grappling than Askren does.

    Who would you rather fight as your first defense?
     
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    Probably askren due to his recent popularity. You need every buy u can get these days
     
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    cauti0n Blue Belt

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    Askren is the better matchup in Usman's favor.

    And he IS ducking Colby.
     
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    AP_RESURRECTION Gold Belt

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    I think Askren is probably a harder fight, in my opinion. So, might as well fight Colby first. But I doubt he has a big preference, and he just wants to get paid as champ.
     
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    maxi diablo Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    I dont care. Ww is the ultimate duck division.
     
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    When they were both contenders Covington wouldn't fight Usman despite Usman repeatedly calling him out. Now that Usman is the champ Covington wants the fight. Usman should tell Covington to fuck off and fight Askren. What goes around comes around.
     
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    If K1 Maia could outstrike Colby I'm pretty sure Usman could do it too
     
  8. MFIC

    MFIC Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    They’re all boring. I hope Lawler KOs all of them into oblivion
     
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    WW title won't be able to carry a PPV for a while. Dana needs to go contender on their ass.
     
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    I think a loss to Colby is more embarrassing.

    With Askren getting more popular he makes just as good a choice & respect as a top win.
     
  12. I am the Walrus

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    beating Colby would gain you a ton of fans
     
  13. Cat Biscuits

    Cat Biscuits Brown Belt

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    Askren is more dangerous with his grappling. Colby striking isn't something to fear, and his grappling isn't elite.

    Askren is the harder fight, but will be a better draw.

    Colby is the easier fight. But a loss to him is way more damaging and embarrassing.
     
  14. Iron Skin

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    Askren because he has worse striking than Colby.
     
  15. The Schmoop

    The Schmoop Red Belt

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    Colby.

    Usman has better hands than both. Askren is the better wrestler.
     
  16. GrayArea

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    Colby’s wrestling is more proven against top grapplers. He prevented Maia’s takedowns, and beat him up when he had top control. He also handily outpaced and outgrappled RDA.

    Ben got slammed on his head by Lawler in his first 30 seconds in the UFC.
     
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  17. Block Obama

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    I think Colby is the easier fight.
     
  18. Fatback96

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    Same here Lawler has the perfect style to beat all these wrestlers with garbage standup.
     
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  19. Meathead Jock

    Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

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    If Askren can beat Usman (Askren would be a rightful underdog); Askren could easily carry a PPV with trash talk build up vs Colby or a Robbie rematch. All the while trash talking everyone else coming near a title shot. Also he could convince GSP to return.
     
  20. Where you at Georges?

    Where you at Georges? Driver of the Thiago Santos Warwagon!

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    I think Usman would beat Askren.
     

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