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Askren in UFC now
« on: November 21, 2018, 06:52:14 PM »
Well, Ben asked, and he received.  He is now in the UFC and from all accounts, he couldn't be happier about it.  He is off challenging everyone.  This will be interesting no doubt. 

Looks like he faces Lawler on Jan 26 at UFC 233.

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Re: Askren in UFC now
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2018, 02:52:35 PM »
Askren by Unanimous Decision

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Re: Askren in UFC now
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2018, 11:43:41 AM »
Ah, no tap out?   I don't watch MMA too much, I really don't like it when the guy is down and the guy who put him there jumps up and slams him in the head.   I just don't think that is quite sporting.  But I would like to see how Askren does on this match.

Askren was beating a guy looking at the ref to stop the match.  The ref didn't so Askren kept barely hitting the guy until the ref could see the dude was not defending.  Then the match stopped and Askren smiled at the ref.  Reminds me of when he was on his Olympic run and was in a funky exchange and looked at the ref and motioned to him that "this is my move about to happen" and then rolled the guy through although it could have looked like the other guy initiated the move.  I got a kick out of that. 

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Re: Askren in UFC now
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2019, 01:52:41 PM »
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Re: Askren in UFC now
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2019, 12:22:42 PM »
Yeah, very interesting.  You can see Lawler's arm go limp and the ref is right there.  Lawler says he was fine and was waiting there a bit to wear out Askren who was squeezing hard.  But he didn't respond to the ref.  Is it possible that he went out for a brief moment and was not aware of it.   That arm drop was unnatural.  The Nevada safety folks have found no fault in the ref's decision and say he was right to do it.  Askren says he wants no rematch, he likes Lawler and didn't want to fight him in the first place. 

That slam by Lawler was pretty rough and Askren had some difficulty with him and his wrestling.  Things that Askren is used to doing didn't work on Lawler.  He was able to counter pretty well, which was impressive because Askren is pretty sneaky with that funky stuff.  But Askren finally tripped him and brought him down.  Then Lawler did something I would not have expected.  He tried to escape, turned his back on Askren who immediately sunk in the choke.  You just don't do that for that very reason.  Kind of funny really. 

Anyway, Askren is looking forward, D. White wants there to be a rematch, Lawler is not pushing for that, and Askren is not interested.  Askren and White still have some kissing up to do it sounds like.  They are clearly at odds with each other. 

I found a site that has the full match.  https://www.mma-core.com/videos/Robbie_Lawler_vs_Ben_Askren_Full_Fight_UFC_235_Part_2/10285098

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Re: Askren in UFC now
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2019, 05:05:31 PM »
I think the match was on youtube also but maybe it was taken off by now. Anyway, forcing a re-match wouldn't be fair. People would like to see Askren take on tougher competition. I don't see how the UFC does itself any favors by making him fight Lawlor again.
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Re: Askren in UFC now
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2019, 05:49:53 PM »
Agreed.  There was an earlier press event with White and Askren as well as the other fighters on the card.  Askren was  saying at that time that White would probably want a rematch until he lost.  White denied that, but Askren kept on poking.  He would be a pain if you were a verbal adversary.  Doesn't know when to quit and never does. 

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