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Ben Askren has officially announced his retirement from MMA. Ben said an MRI scan revealed that he needs a hip transplant and thus he thinks it is no longer possible to continue in MMA, hence his decision. I'm sure most would agree with me when I say that I think he made the right decision for his health (even ignoring the apparent hip transplant).
I usually don't post on here, instead just read, but felt compelled to post, considering the recent mailbag from T.R. Foley, which was great: http://www.intermatwrestle.com/articles/13472 Of note, Flo Wrestling has announced a new "Flo Premier League" with Ben Askren as the commissioner. Without offering my opinion regarding the overall potential and success of the league, including the rules, athletes, fan interest, etc. curious to know TheMat.com message board's perspective on this new league in development, its potential to be successful, and its value to the sport of wrestling as a wholel?