Askren: Just a matter of time until I am in the UFC

by Damon Martin | source:

“Now it’s just a matter of time,” Askren told MMAWeekly Radio about a move to the UFC. “Because since they bought Strikeforce and obviously Pride’s no longer around, or any other viable Asian promotion, I mean that’s it. I’m on the top of Bellator and I’m ranked 15th in the world, and so I think every single person above me is either in the UFC or Strikeforce, which is essentially all UFC.

“It’s just a matter of time.”

“I love what Bellator’s doing for me, and I’ve got nothing against that, but my goal is to be the best in the world, and I simply can’t accomplish that in Bellator at this point,” Askren said.

“If I somehow could, I’d be fine to stay in Bellator.”

“Exactly,” Askren answered when asked if a move to the UFC was inevitable. “If I want to accomplish the goals I want to accomplish, then yes.”

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liquidrob site profile image  

5/24/11 1:52 PM by liquidrob

Askren's grappling is fun to watch, he is not boring, always moving, funky moves, even when guys get on top he reverses in an instant

TapoutT1978 site profile image  

5/24/11 1:48 PM by TapoutT1978

Askren is a good guy. Just needs some striking skills, getting on Shields level shouldn't be too tough.

Magnum TA site profile image  

5/24/11 12:50 PM by Magnum TA

What is he not giving you that you could reasonably expect from him in this his period of training? The guy has the most interesting wrestling transitions in MMA, he also passes better than any wrestler in MMA. I don't expect him to have black belt level submission game yet. It's not realistic

My2cents site profile image  

5/24/11 12:20 PM by My2cents

I get and comprehend what Askren does when he fights. I still find him to be a boring fighter. I am a fan of good exciting grappling matches. Something I feel Askren does not deliver.

GageIsLegend site profile image  

5/24/11 12:02 PM by GageIsLegend

^ this

YouCantHandleMyRiddum site profile image  

5/24/11 11:57 AM by YouCantHandleMyRiddum

Thiago Alves would knock Ben Askren's afro into the 3rd row.

Magnum TA site profile image  

5/24/11 6:12 AM by Magnum TA

Exactly right. Askren does things that typical fans can't comprehend.

StretchPlum site profile image  

5/24/11 2:43 AM by StretchPlum

No, he's a fake black boy. Jones is the fake white boy.

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5/24/11 2:39 AM by MikeHunt36

Look at his fro. FAKE ASS WHITE BOY!

StretchPlum site profile image  

5/24/11 1:24 AM by StretchPlum

People find him boring when they don't get what he is doing. His scrambles and transitions are incredible, maybe the smoothest I've seen. I find him interesting, as compared to the typical shitty mma striker.