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posted on Oct, 24 2018 @ 02:44 PM
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looks like Ben might be on the way in. www.espn.com... .




posted on Oct, 24 2018 @ 03:35 PM
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a reply to: one4all

fair enough.
i dont agree but i dont have to

you feel how you feel



posted on Oct, 24 2018 @ 03:37 PM
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originally posted by: cancerslug
looks like Ben might be on the way in. www.espn.com... .


interesting.

i wonder if mighty mouse is getting 'cut' in the traditional sense as that would suck after his run or is it like what the article said and more of a lateral type move cause Hume is on the board



posted on Oct, 24 2018 @ 05:12 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

DJ would have to want this.



posted on Oct, 24 2018 @ 05:30 PM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: TinySickTears

DJ would have to want this.


i agree he probably does but why does he have to?

UFC can cut people. they have before.
why not trade?

he is under contract with them.

maybe they say get cut and dont fight or run your last however many out at ONEfc?

just saying its possible. i would think

none of us know how the contracts are worded.

but he probably is not too torn about it. Matt Hume is like president of operations. im sure DJ will be treated right over there. plus he is as high level as it gets so he will for sure be a champion in ONEfc as well.

the lighter weight classes just dont seem to do it for most fans in the states. ONE is much bigger over seas and those lighter guys are much more popular.

under 155 and most fans start to lose interest. i love the lighter guys.
who the # moves like mighty mouse?



posted on Oct, 24 2018 @ 05:53 PM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears
how sick would it be to have Ben vs Khabib in the first 165lb class??


Sick as in Askren gets clocked seconds into the first and the fight is over? Seriously, his record is against scrubs and his overall chances of winning anything in UFC are slim and none with none leading by a frog's hair.



posted on Oct, 24 2018 @ 05:56 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Because the UFC cutting him doesn't equal him signing to onefc. So he must be on board.



posted on Oct, 24 2018 @ 06:19 PM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: TinySickTears

Because the UFC cutting him doesn't equal him signing to onefc. So he must be on board.


i agree he probably is.
my point was we dont know what the contract stipulations are so it is possible it is a situation like take the cut or go to ONE.

thats what i meant

dont really care enough about it to argue honestly



posted on Oct, 24 2018 @ 06:26 PM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6

originally posted by: TinySickTears
how sick would it be to have Ben vs Khabib in the first 165lb class??


Sick as in Askren gets clocked seconds into the first and the fight is over? Seriously, his record is against scrubs and his overall chances of winning anything in UFC are slim and none with none leading by a frog's hair.


im not so sure.
his wrestling will take him a long ass way

not saying he is going to walk on and become champ especially with his age and time off but the dude is a sick wrestler man.

i would love to see him against Khabib cause from a wrestling stand point i can not think of anyone else with the same high level skills as Khabib. when it comes to wrestling i mean.

yes GSP is more well rounded but nobody that has fought in the UFC has the skills as far as wrestling goes as Khabib does. Askren would bring that.
i love jiu jitsu and i love wrestling.

i could watch those kinds of matches all day

i pick Khabib for the win though.

Ed Ruth fights at 170 and he is a training partner of Khabib and of course not a UFC guy but if they could meet at 165 that would be interesting as # too.

i just want to see someone bring that high level wrestling to Khabib.

which is also why i want to see him vs Tony. Tony is legit off his back man. attacks from the bottom. Khabib puts people on their back.
that is super interesting.

still hoping UFC picks up Garry Tonon after another fight or two in ONE.
he fights 155.
striking has quite a ways to go but his jiu jitsu is far beyond what other people are bringing.

would love to see him vs Tony or Khabib. maybe in like 18 months.



posted on Oct, 25 2018 @ 04:40 AM
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looks like its happening

Might Mouse removed UFC from his twitter header and said goodnight world. big things to come

Askren tweeted out youre all in trouble now

yeah baby

Askren vs GSP
Askren vs Khabib
Askren vs Tony

im cool with all those



posted on Oct, 25 2018 @ 04:53 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Can Askren make 155?

I think Ben wants a 165lb division .. which isn't happening right now imo.
edit on 25-10-2018 by OccamsRazor04 because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 25 2018 @ 05:44 AM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: TinySickTears

Can Askren make 155?

I think Ben wants a 165lb division .. which isn't happening right now imo.


Not sure which is why I said askren vs gsp
165

I think it is going to happen. Part of why the trade happened. Get the 165 built.
Lots of fighters are in support of it.

Dana said it won't happen but Dana says all kinds of #.

Remember since UFC was sold it's more business than best fights.

Luke Thomas made a lot of sense with that. It's always been business but Lorenzo was a fight fan first. New owners? Not so sure.

Apparently the biggest consumer these days is the casual fan. They don't necessarily want the best fights. Ppv is not doing well save for Conor and Brock. Looking like the move might go to streaming services.

This is all just chatter from people like Luke and Ariel.

I think 165 is going to happen soon.

Healthier fighters too. About #ing time.



posted on Oct, 25 2018 @ 06:19 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

I would like a 165 and 170 changed to 175 but I just don't see it happening.

And ppv never did well outside a few stars. They are making record profits.
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posted on Nov, 12 2018 @ 04:02 AM
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Hadn't seen anything of Askren, watched the highlights that I could find on YT.

I think he's going to be an interesting addition to the UFC.



posted on Nov, 12 2018 @ 06:33 AM
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originally posted by: Lysergic
Hadn't seen anything of Askren, watched the highlights that I could find on YT.

I think he's going to be an interesting addition to the UFC.


Can't link from phone but hit YouTube and search bjj scout Ben askren.

The best positional studies on YouTube.
He breaks down Ben's game over several videos.

Especially good is the vid on funk rolls and on the merkle



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