Ben Askren: I'm going to enjoy beating Hieron's ass

by Kelsey Mowatt | source:

“I think it’s pretty obvious,” Askren added, when asked if he believes Hieron will look to keep the fight standing. “He definitely doesn’t have a lot of skills on the ground as far as jiu-jitsu’s concerned, so if the fight goes there it’s overwhelmingly in my favor.”

Upon Hieron’s Bellator arrival, the established veteran was an early favorite to win the welterweight competition and secure a bout with Askren. In other words, both men have been fielding questions about the other for several months now, further contributing to the upcoming fight’s storyline.

“It will be a little bit of business, a little bit of pleasure,” Askren said when asked if over the last few months things have gotten personal between him and Hieron. “I’m going to get in there and take care of business, but I sure am going to enjoy beating his ass.”

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SinCityHustler site profile image  

10/21/11 6:42 AM by SinCityHustler

 Terribly incorrect.  Hieron is by far ans away the better athlete.  Askren ia far more skilled on the ground, however, and that's likely to be the difference in this fight.  

strontium90 site profile image  

10/21/11 6:08 AM by strontium90

Ben Askren = ATT And I don't mean American Top Team.  I mean Always Talking & Talking.

Lamonte Coleman site profile image  

10/20/11 3:05 AM by Lamonte Coleman

lol at the calling askrens guard passing lay n pray. He is a treat to watch. So unorthodox. He has been training with standup with duke roufus for this camp, anxious to see how much hes improved.

KingGhidorah206 site profile image  

10/20/11 2:56 AM by KingGhidorah206

Yeah Askren is done ... He'll be better after this but hes gonna give up that belt in this upcoming bout.......

Magnum TA site profile image  

10/20/11 2:29 AM by Magnum TA

Askren is always fun to watch

StretchPlum site profile image  

10/20/11 2:26 AM by StretchPlum

Askren is a far better athlete. Hieron will be helplessly flailing on his back without the ability to get up. That inability might make the fight boring, instead of a good ground battle.

Winston Wolf site profile image  

10/20/11 2:02 AM by Winston Wolf

things are great Tell Artie I said congrads on the baby and good luck

Peckerwood site profile image  

10/19/11 9:20 PM by Peckerwood

"Beating his ass" in the case means laying on him doing nothing for 25 minutes.

Blackbeltpanda site profile image  

10/19/11 8:56 PM by Blackbeltpanda

 uhhhhh ok? i reeeeeeeeaaaaallllly doubt either of them would ever ko askren.

HYBRID JON site profile image  

10/19/11 8:39 PM by HYBRID JON

 Lots of stuff up Daren... My brother (National champ), just gave me my first nephue 6 days ago.  Lucas Ciro Weidler.  Im on top of the world.  Things are great thanks for asking, I hope all is well with you and your family as well.