UnderGround Forums Rory Mac vs Ben Askren possible

Edited: 4/19/18 12:25 AM
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http://mmajunkie.com/2018/04/rory-macdonald-ben-askren-tweet-about-bellator-fight-how-possible

According to mmajunkie.com and Rory's twitter, rory asked Coker about getting Askren back for a fight. I'm all for seeing this. Or do you think that Askren is holding out for a UFC offer?
4/19/18 12:27 AM
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i think ben needs to move on (regarding the ufc).  

 

4/19/18 12:32 AM
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if I can't see Ben in the UFC, him going to Bellator and fighting Rory is one hell of a consellation prize.

4/19/18 1:11 AM
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If he can get a one fight deal and win the UFC's got to give him his shot. Would love to see him vs GSP and would put money on GSP

I dunno what personal grudge Dana has but he's already said he's sorry:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFvb2HeB5g0
4/19/18 1:12 AM
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Fuck yeah great fight. 

That will definitely prove whether Askren is so good because his competition is weak or if he really is one of the best. 

I personally think he beats Rory.

4/19/18 1:14 AM
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crudz -

Fuck yeah great fight. 

That will definitely prove whether Askren is so good because his competition is weak or if he really is one of the best. 

I personally think he beats Rory.

I think Rory has good enough grappling as to give Askren fits. But Askren is no joke. no easy fight either way.

4/19/18 1:15 AM
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Pay up Coker, the world needs to see this fight.
4/19/18 1:16 AM
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That would be a great scrap.

4/19/18 1:40 AM
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will watch
4/19/18 1:45 AM
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Will fap

4/19/18 1:57 AM
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Rory don't want none of that

4/19/18 2:31 AM
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Ben should agree to a one fight deal and if he beats Rory, his offers from UFC and Bellator would be high. Not sure Bellator will do a one fight deal though. 

4/19/18 2:47 AM
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Rory by any way he wants.

4/19/18 5:07 AM
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Ben won' fight for either the UFC or Bellator. He was the champ at Bellator and they let him walk.  They didn' want him and the clearly don't need him.  

The UFC doesn't want him either.  Dana has been more than vocal about Ben having no place in the UFC. 

Ben is an amazing wrestler but unless you are hardore wrestling fan, you probably aren't going to enjoy his fights.  Most people have a 10 second attention span when the fight hits the mat.  

 

4/19/18 5:49 AM
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If Askren beat Rory I think Dana would give him a shot, even though Ben already beat Lima. It's been a while since that fight. 

4/19/18 6:14 AM
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Crashdt -

Ben won' fight for either the UFC or Bellator. He was the champ at Bellator and they let him walk.  They didn' want him and the clearly don't need him.  

The UFC doesn't want him either.  Dana has been more than vocal about Ben having no place in the UFC. 

Ben is an amazing wrestler but unless you are hardore wrestling fan, you probably aren't going to enjoy his fights.  Most people have a 10 second attention span when the fight hits the mat.  

 

Hello Dana/Zuffa/Endeavor/WME **SHILL**

Askren deserves to be in UFC, let him manhandle all those in his path of ground and pound

4/19/18 6:29 AM
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Crashdt -

Ben won' fight for either the UFC or Bellator. He was the champ at Bellator and they let him walk.  They didn' want him and the clearly don't need him.  

The UFC doesn't want him either.  Dana has been more than vocal about Ben having no place in the UFC. 

Ben is an amazing wrestler but unless you are hardore wrestling fan, you probably aren't going to enjoy his fights.  Most people have a 10 second attention span when the fight hits the mat.  

 

Except for Habib?

 

Praise Allah

4/19/18 8:24 AM
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Id bet the house on Rory

4/19/18 8:44 AM
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Rory was taken down by Maia.

 

Askren would be showboating like a cowboy again.

4/19/18 9:46 AM
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Rory gonna get a beat down. 

4/19/18 9:56 AM
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Rory was taken down by Maia.

 

Askren would be showboating like a cowboy again.

In all fairness Maia has a slick takedown and has taken down a lot of wrestlers. Woodley trained hard on his tdd, because if he kept Maia standing, he would beat him there. Rory has some effective striking and is tough as heck. I see him edging a win against Askren.

 

I think Askren should take this fight, if he wins his stock and validity will go way up. I think if Rory was in the UFC he would be at least Top 6.

4/19/18 9:57 AM
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Props to Rory for not being afraid and entertaining the fight

4/19/18 9:57 AM
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Interesting to see Rory's guard work vs Ben.

4/19/18 10:21 AM
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This would be an amaing fight!  Let's hope it happens.

4/19/18 10:23 AM
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I'm in