Askren: I'm 100% sure I could beat GSP

 

Ben Askren tuned into UFC 158 to see George St. Pierre's "dark side," and was apparently disappointed when it never came.

"After tonight I am 100% sure I could beat GSP. GSP is no longer an aggressive striker. He will not out wrestle or grapple me. He gets tired. Simple enough."

Undefeated Bellator Welterweight Champion Ben Askren (11-0) watched Georges St. Pierre win a unanimous decision against Nick Diaz in the main event of UFC 158 last Saturday night (March 16, 2013) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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ChaosOverkill site profile image  

3/20/13 1:12 PM by ChaosOverkill

hendricks didn't allow COndit any time or space to be effective, if you back COndit down he is at a disadvantage and Hendricks could do that because of his striking AND grappling. Askren can't do that yet.   Diaz lost backing Condit down because he refused to adapt and just talked shit and slapped him

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

3/20/13 1:09 PM by ChaosOverkill

Entirely possible, currently he's still too green and making mistakes standing the killers of the division will take advantage of but in a couple of years yes he could have all the tools

bjjdna site profile image  

3/20/13 1:07 PM by bjjdna

yea ben is still very green...which makes his achievements that much more impressiveBen's with one of the best striking coaches in the world, and his chin is solid. Ben's mma game is going to improve exponentially within the next few years and nobody at ww will be able to stop him

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

3/20/13 1:07 PM by ChaosOverkill

  Condit can get up because Jay got up and stuffed takedowns that's all he needs to do. No one is going to wrestle offensively with ASkren but will strike with him when they are standing what stops COndit from doing with Hieron did but more effectively? Go watch the ASkren Hieron fight the evidence is right there.  

orcus site profile image  

3/20/13 1:06 PM by orcus

"And I will name you the Champion that did it with one style, his name is Brock Lesnar, and what happened to him when he ran into guys his size who could strike and stuff his TD's early?" I guess the difference of opinion here is that you seem to think everyone, even Carlos Condit, would be able to stuff Askren's takedowns just because Jay Hieron did it a couple times. 

orcus site profile image  

3/20/13 1:05 PM by orcus

Why would they not be on the ground? Why would you compare Condit's wrestling to Hieron's?

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

3/20/13 1:04 PM by ChaosOverkill

  and I'm saying Jay Hieron is not a master of TDD and proved it's not unstoppable in two rounds one early one late, I can only go on the evidence from tests with experience.   People don't have to take him down to smash him on the feet, just stop a Takedown and make him fear their hands, he is not above that, no one is if he can't counter punch sorry.   Anyways I'm out for a while so I can't respond till later peace

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

3/20/13 1:03 PM by ChaosOverkill

And I will name you the Champion that did it with one style, his name is Brock Lesnar, and what happened to him when he ran into guys his size who could strike and stuff his TD's early?   Carwin mounted and beat on him but gasses, Cain knocked the crap out of him and so did Overeem, Diverticulitis or not.

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3/20/13 1:01 PM by bjjdna

yea that's pretty much what I'm saying, and I've been saying it since before Ben decided to fight mmaHere's a thread i created from 2006 about Ben..."I love watching this kid wrestle...he has olympic aspirations but his style is ideal for subfighting and mma...his ability to end up in control from the scramble is amazing" I've been a fan of ben's funk style since the first time i saw him wrestle. The dude would pull off some crazy ass unorthodox shit in his wrestling matches.http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a315/bjjdna/tehfunk.gifBen dominated wrestling without being the strongest, quickest, most athletic, etc. He dominated by outmanuevering his opponent - often from an inferior positions.Here's a great example of what I'm talking about. When someone with the skillset of Jake shoots a deep TD like he did the first seconds of the match, 99% of the time even the best wrestlers in the world are going to lose that TD - not Ben. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXftsXHVy4kBen's style is ideal for mma/bjj/nogi because it does not matter if ben gives up position or loses a td now and then. Once on the ground, Ben is going to end up on top from any position, and he does not have to stand up, escape, and risk the ko to improve his position. Ben can reverse you and in up on top from any position once on the ground. He has the gift of scramble.

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

3/20/13 12:59 PM by ChaosOverkill

I'm arguing that he is still too green despite being impressive, not that he sucks please understand the difference.