Askren: More talent in my pinky than 1/2 the UFC


Ben Askren has had a very public back and forth with UFC President Dana White about his ability and how he would compete in the UFC. White of course contends that Askren is not good enough to compete with the best in the UFC and Askren feels he can be champion. Askren recently elaborated on his thoughts of the division on the most recent edition of the MMA Hour:

"Him saying I'm not good enough for the UFC? I've got more skills in my pinky finger than half the damn guys in the UFC," Askren said. "Have you seen some of these guys fighting lately? It's ridiculous. Having the letters UFC behind my name is not the be-all, end-all it is for someone. Some people think once they get into the UFC, that's it. I think with having more large organizations in the word, it's going to be great for the fighters, because the right now the fighters are being underpaid greatly, in my opinion, and I was one who was able to step outside that box and go find a great paycheck somewhere else."

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elbrian site profile image  

9/5/14 2:40 PM by elbrian

I would just love to see if/how he could hang with UFC-caliber fighters.

BobbyDigital420 site profile image  

9/5/14 2:33 PM by BobbyDigital420


Axel Foley site profile image  

9/5/14 1:04 PM by Axel Foley

If the quote reads "skill," why does the title say "talent?"

CerronePoundsOnMeStrong site profile image  

9/5/14 9:52 AM by CerronePoundsOnMeStrong

No worries. I know you get passionate about the sport. That's why you're a good poster.

caseharts site profile image  

9/5/14 9:50 AM by caseharts

I apologize it felt like it considering you went to another thread I was in on the same topic and quoted a covo I was apart of. I hope you can see how that looked from here. Sorry though.

CerronePoundsOnMeStrong site profile image  

9/5/14 9:48 AM by CerronePoundsOnMeStrong

I wasn't responding to you. I was responding to the person that said no media outlet has Lima ranked that high. Stop being so abrasive, dude.

caseharts site profile image  

9/5/14 9:42 AM by caseharts

That matters to be how? When the dude beats a guy in the top ten IL start to agree. No one gees beaten meets those criteria.

CerronePoundsOnMeStrong site profile image  

9/5/14 9:35 AM by CerronePoundsOnMeStrong

Fight Matrix has Lima ranked 12thFight Magazine has Lima ranked 7th

Dreville79 site profile image  

9/3/14 11:37 PM by Dreville79

For a guy who doesn't think the UFC is the be all and end all he doesn't half go on about it enough

MMA_Editor site profile image  

9/3/14 11:26 PM by MMA_Editor

I love Askren because on the surface he is a throwback to the area of "specialist" fighters. A welcome change of pace from the hybridized training/skillset of most fighters these days.