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5/21/11 6:51 PM
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“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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5/21/11 6:54 PM
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 We dont want you.
5/21/11 7:11 PM
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I laughed at this for some reason. There really is something about this kid I just can't seem to get on board with. It isn't his style either, because I have no problem with wrestlers. Just something about him.
5/21/11 7:13 PM
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I laughed at this for some reason. There really is something about this kid I just can't seem to get on board with. It isn't his style either, because I have no problem with wrestlers. Just something about him.


Maybe because at time he comes across as Rocky Dennis with a shitty attitude.
5/21/11 7:13 PM
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 didn't Dana do a Vlog where he called Askren 'some white kid with an afro no one has heard of'... I think he was ranting to someone from Sherdog when Sherdog had credentials
5/21/11 7:16 PM
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Dude you are not a superstar yet....stop talking like you have cleaned out your division like Anderson. You haven't even beat everyone in the WW division of Bellator. I HATE THIS KID!!! Phone Post
5/21/11 7:19 PM
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 He's just being honest
5/21/11 7:21 PM
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 Askren is a top 3 WW ...  GSP / Fitch / Askren / Diaz / Shields 
5/21/11 7:23 PM
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frontrowbrian -  Askren is a top 3 WW ...  GSP / Fitch / Askren / Diaz / Shields 


Thats 5 people homie. And Askren would have to beat either Diaz or Shields OR beat someone ranked nearby to claim that.

He has top 3 POTENTIAL for sure.
5/21/11 7:24 PM
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Stop trolling, brian
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 Just what the UFC needs: another wrestler who can’t finish fights and would rather stall for decisions.
5/21/11 7:30 PM
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Just what the UFC needs: another wrestler who can’t finish fights and would rather stall for decisions.





"GSP = superstar"


- zuffa fan boy
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He will be in the ufc eventually and will be a threat. A very boring one but a threat. Phone Post
5/21/11 7:45 PM
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Blackbeltpanda - He will be in the ufc eventually and will be a threat. A very boring one but a threat. <img src="/images/phone/post_tag.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


Him vs Fitch, who loses?

(the only right answer is US, the fans)
5/21/11 7:45 PM
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frontrowbrian -  Askren is a top 3 WW ...  GSP / Fitch / Askren / Diaz / Shields 


Thats 5 people homie. And Askren would have to beat either Diaz or Shields OR beat someone ranked nearby to claim that.

He has top 3 POTENTIAL for sure.

 Look at the match ups. Diaz isn't a good wrestler. Askren wrestle fucks him without barely breaking a sweat and I'm a big Diaz fan.

You're telling me an Olympic wrestler and 2 time Hodge Trophy winner couldn't out grapple Jake Shields in a MMA fight?
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Douche - LOL!

I never heard someone say theyre ranked #15 in the world before.

Props to Askren for being honest.

 
I read an interview with Hammill the other day where he said he was #17 in the world. But you're right, its rare.
5/21/11 8:10 PM
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Douche - LOL!

I never heard someone say theyre ranked #15 in the world before.

Props to Askren for being honest.

 
I read an interview with Hammill the other day where he said he was #17 in the world. But you're right, its rare.<br type="_moz" />


I thought I read Hammill say if he beats Rampage it will prove he is top 5 in the division. No matter what he said your estimation is closer.
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You know what's more important than winning fights and being exciting? Winning fights and having people know your name.
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Fitch better make himself comfortable, Askren might talk himself into a title fight after GSP > Diaz Phone Post
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Which is why people dislike him for the right reasons.
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 Like it or not, young fighters watched how Sonnen maneuvered himself for a title shot, and many are going to follow suit.
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Slowshot -  Like it or not, young fighters watched how Sonnen maneuvered himself for a title shot, and many are going to follow suit.

 his mouth didn't get him the title shot. Beating Miller, Okami and Marquardt did. A little luck helped too. Remember, the Marquardt fight was supposed to be Hendo/Marquardt. Hendo went to Strikeforce and Chael got the opportunity against Nate.
 
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Askren is smart. He knows that the love 'em or hate 'em guys make all the paper. He's using an exaggerated version of his natural personality to galvanize the MMA community on two sides.

This is really nothing new, although toned down a bit, he was a big talker during his wrestling days...and he almost never lost. He's amazing to watch and it will take extreme athleticism AND skill to stop him.

I agree with FRB...I'm not sure I would pick any current welterweight outside of GSP to beat him. It's hard to believe, because if you saw the guy train it really appears like he has zero athleticism. He's just got amazing body control, grappling strength, and rarely gets out of position.

His name is not going to go away.

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