Discussion in 'The Lightweights' started by JAL, Jun 30, 2020 at 6:39 AM.
You don't mock pre-usada Askren...
Shoop is the only way I could watch him. Soooooo boring.
Lol thought this was gonna be a nice respectful thread about Askren (silly me)
I am one of the few guys that actually like watching his fights (no not because he gets KOd u silly geese) but because his grappling is very fun to watch
Of Ben Askren's last 12 fights, only one went to a decision, yet people call him boring.
All three of his UFC fights were insanely entertaining.
Dana never liked the guy so he decided to finish his career
check his opponents once again
Had never seen him fight before UFC, no interest in ever looking him up.
Saw the Lawler fight, he got slammed and flash KO'd which was fun. Saw the Mas fight, he pre-died which was fun. They knew him and Maia are both leg humpers so they put them on at 3am, didn't watch that.
So seeing only 2 of his fights, he was entertaining.
For having one of the most boring styles in MMA, he had one of the most entertaining 3 fight UFC runs ever.
imagine being this salty though
Because he got his ass kicked. It was like Clay Guida. He was only in fight of the night type fights when he couldn't dictate his boring style.
I actually think that's one thing the UFC gets wrong. Boxers have tune up fights, boxers get looks at guys who do this thing or that thing well, but one thing at a time. UFC just throws all the green fighters in the water and sees who swims.
Salty? It was a compliment from 2 for 2 stats.
This, I had always wanted to see if that goofy top game of his would hold up against better competion. That being said he gets about as much credit as he deserves
Glad I'm not alone -- I could watch his top game all day. Prime Askren was no joke. He had his day in court to prove himself in the UFC, so I'm satisfied with that, but I certainly don't agree with the narrow-minded folks that trash his skill. Trash his style for not being entertaining all you want, but his resume still speaks for itself. I just don't feel he was the same guy during his UFC tenure. I don't feel he would have been champ even in his prime though; the shortcomings in his stand up just were too significant in my opinion.
The vast majority of his fights were very entertaining.
He beat Lawler, and his fight with Maia was very competitive up to the finish. (The scores were 20-18 Maia, and 19-19, 19-19 on the judges cards heading into round 3.)
Lawler and Maia were nightmare matches for him and he came out of that 1-1. If the flying knee against Masvidal doesn't land, the most likely outcome is a boring decision win for Askren. He panic shot a takedown so that's on him, but the guy had a pretty good career overall. Never a world #1 but still a pro around the fringes of top 10 for a decent amount of time. Remember he was probably past his prime when he arrived in the UFC.
Askren got thrown to the wolves, damn. Wish he would've come over a little earlier and gotten a couple of tune-up fights. I think he could've done a lot better. But Dana just wasn't having it.
There's no kneed for this.
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