Askren: This is going to be very one-sided

by Damon Martin | source:

“I think this is going to be very one-sided. I think No. 1, for starters, I think he’s got cardio that’s not too great. I think we saw that in the Rick Hawn fight and even in the Brent Weedman fight. We saw Weedman win the third round. He definitely gets tired as the fight goes on and we’re in a five-round fight,” Askren told MMAWeekly Radio recently.

“Secondly, he’s got decent wrestling, but if I want to take him down, I’m going to take him down, and I want to take him down, so I will. That’s just a fact. Then No. 3, I don’t think he’s very good off his back and that makes for a really bad match-up for him.”

While their title fight is only a few days away, to hear Askren talk about Hieron, he doesn’t even really believe he deserves to be there. To get the title shot, Hieron beat Brent Weedman and Rick Hawn in back-to-back fights, both ending in very close decisions. Askren could argue he didn’t win either one.

“I think what irks me the most is how arrogant he’s being after his last two decisions, which a good majority of people think could have both went against him. I’ve heard a fair amount of people say Bellator fixes fights because Jay Hieron won his last two fights, and yet he’s so arrogant and thinks he’s better than these guys, but he should just be thanking his lucky stars that he got both those decisions.”

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croy_00 site profile image  

10/27/11 1:15 AM by croy_00

Proof or GTFO.

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10/27/11 1:00 AM by NYmmanow265

Its not gona be easy for askeren but he probably wins a UD over Heiron but Ben Saunders will shut him up and take his belt after he beats Lima Bens stand up is killer and he showed his ground game in his last fight

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10/27/11 12:22 AM by xcouturefan


liquidrob site profile image  

10/26/11 9:14 PM by liquidrob

Askren by sub

ThePoopWizard site profile image  

10/26/11 8:12 PM by ThePoopWizard

There are point fighting strikers and there are plenty of wrestlers who GNP ppl onconcious elelburger, kos, bendo, lawlor etc. For example hieron in his last fight was point striking,

Bartholomew P Skibbenheims III site profile image  

10/26/11 7:49 PM by Bartholomew P Skibbenheims III

Askren is a top notch wrestler for sure ... And I am sooo tired of his mouth. He wouldn't come across so douchey if his shit talking was on par with Sonnen's.... ... ...wait for it:D

Easytarget site profile image  

10/26/11 7:11 PM by Easytarget

I think the difference is strikers are trying to end the fight wrestlers are trying to win it, without really hurting anybody.

ThePoopWizard site profile image  

10/26/11 6:10 PM by ThePoopWizard

Karate and judo are sports but since i don't wear a gi I'm not doing a martial art? More martial arts than less don't wear gis. Boxing, kick boxing, muay Thai, catch wrestling, Greco, etc. You are a dick sucker. Wrestling is vital and is a martial art. If I can use it to beat you it's a art. Just Life if I beat you to death with a magazine; that magazine is now a weapon.

Magnum TA site profile image  

10/26/11 5:58 PM by Magnum TA

All martial arts are also sports. Wrestling is the most dominant so pussies see it as an unfair advantage.

Shahanshah site profile image  

10/26/11 5:45 PM by Shahanshah

Because it isn't a Martial art, at is a sport.and almost no wrestlers try to claim that it is a Martial art, just fan boys like you on the internet.