Is it because competition?
Askren is younger, give him time. Compare Askren's first 11 fights to GSP's, how do they stack up?
They both win fights by neutralizing their opponents-no?
If GSP has more skill on the stand up, he relies on his wrestling to dictate fights more than his stand up, even when he's facing guys whose wrestling is their strengths.
Look forward to hearing some good reasoning.