2008: https://www.espn.com/olympics/summer08/columns/story?id=3544007 " Askren finally emerges behind the gates to speak to the media. The chin quivers. He starts to sob. "I don't know what you want to hear from me," Askren says. "My dreams are crushed. "I just wasn't good enough. I sucked."" 2019: https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2019/11...nt-good-enough-retirement-hip-injury-mma-news I lost because I wasn’t good enough. Plain and simple. My opponents beat me, they were better than me, and I want that to be just said out there. Obviously, these hip issues for me are totally separate. I lost because I wasn’t good enough. “These obviously seem as though they’re excuses, but I don’t want them to be viewed in that light,” he added.