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  1. Chet

    Bo Nickal

    DT has got to be irate with all the fantasy cred that Bo is getting. Not only is he being considered a medal contender, but he also has to be in consideration for top 5 pound-for-pound MMA fighters. We might as well already throw him in the discussion for most dominate performance at the Spanish Grand Prix.
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    Askren.......OUCH!

    Father time and the effects of getting concussed may get in the way of him getting the strap. I'll definitely give him props if he does. I just don't see him being able to take too many more bombs to the head.
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    Askren.......OUCH!

    Yeah man, not even close.
  4. Chet

    Askren.......OUCH!

    I'll go after your bait. Lalwer is a past his prime champ and Askren was declared the winner in their match. Can you set your fan girl feelings aside for Askren and recognize that he has taken some massive bombs to the head in his two matches? How much longer do you think Askren will be able to utilize his evidence based best practice gold standard in MMA one dimensional wrestling style whilst he takes bombs to his head? How will he fare against, Usman, Woodley, Covington, Pettis, Till, Thompson, etc? I just don't think he's got much shot against any of the top welterweights in the division with his style.
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    Askren.......OUCH!

    I am not arguing that Askren was declared the winner against Lawler, but he got ROCKED! You can't wish that away by saying things like confirmation bias. It's confirmed twice over in matches that Askren has no striking skills. Yes, there is evidence that his one dimensional over reliance on wrestling worked very well for him in the regional circuits, Bellator and One FC. There is also evidence that he takes some pretty big bombs to the head when he goes up against high level strikers in the UFC. If Ben goes back to One FC or Bellator I will sing to a different tune considering the competition, but he ain't and the evidence from the UFC suggests that he is susceptible to getting knocked out.
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    Askren.......OUCH!

    How many times did you watch Ben's interview with Helwani to memorize all his talking points? He has gotten ROCKED in both of his UFC fights. This will continue to happen to him because he is not a striker and never developed a solid stand up game when he was in the Missouri Bush leagues fighting bums at the Columbia Holiday Inn. Most of the elite MMA fighters who were elite wrestlers developed striking and a standup game early on in their MMA careers. Ben did not and it is starting to show in his fighting performances now that he is at the highest level of MMA. For the record I DO NOT advocate for Ben trying to develop a striking game. That ship has sailed. He is going to have to stick with what got him to the UFC. I just DO NOT believe it will be enough for him to win the title. Too many high level strikers in the division for him to handle.
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    Askren.......OUCH!

    He had time to develop striking and standup ten years ago when he was fighting bums at the Holiday Inn at Columbia, MO. He chose to stick with wrestling a skill set he had already developed very well and got complacent with being a one dimensional fighter. It's too late in the game for him to go back to the drawing board and try to be a muy thai fighter. His wrestling skills got him into the UFC, but based off his two fights that he has had in the organization I will be surprised if he ever gets a title shot or retires with a record over .500 in the UFC.
  8. They should live stream a Joe Roganesque "Fight Companion" from their HQ in Austin, TX. Invite Alex Jones, Mark Schultz, Milo Yiannoploulos, Dennis Hastert, and Gavin McInnes to join them to provide thought provoking commentary while they do Whip-Its and discuss flat earth, space is fake, anti-vaxx, 9/11 truth, hotep logic, reconquista, deadnaming, Pizzagate, white Jesus, and other things that are considered newsworthy. It will be fun for the whole family.
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    Askren.......OUCH!

    RayRod747 on Instagram put out this hilarious BOOM ROASTED tribute to the fight on Saturday night! https://www.instagram.com/p/BznwOafjFhQ/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link The one on Luck Rockhold was also very well made. https://www.instagram.com/p/BzqC6niDadq/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
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    Askren KOed in 5 seconds

    Possibly. It may also motivate wrestlers to focus on developing their striking skills and have a standup game instead of being a one dimensional fighter.
  11. Chet

    Askren KOed in 5 seconds

    Yes, but they have developed a striking game. Askren has limited striking skills. He should have focused on his striking early on in his career when he was fighting in regional cards at the Columbia, Missouri Holiday Inn. Instead he stuck with his wrestling skills to take down his opponents and smother them. It's a very effective style for elite fighters like Khabib, but he has solid striking and standup fighting skills that makes him less predictable. Askren has none and I doubt he has enough time left in his career to develop his striking game.
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