In his announcement, Askren… (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images), welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Singapore Indoor Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Singapore. Neither Askren nor Maia are known for their striking. Things did not go as well for Askren in his next fight though, getting knocked out by Jorge Masvidal in five seconds, a UFC record. Day1 pic.twitter.com/94QY0V71xW. That makeup and dynamic brings a wealth of expectations and pressure. UFC heading back to Fight Island this year. Here’s the right opponent, let’s have some fun.’ I probably would, you know?”.

Askren is a high-profile character with mounds of previous success. We’re the 3 kings of @AKA_HQ and we went to the moon! (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images). We’ll figure it when we get there,” Askren said. You. It was a bad night for Ben Askren at UFC 239 in Las Vegas, Nevada, last night (Sat., July 6, 2019). Dana White: Yair Rodriguez injured, out of Aug. 29 headliner with Zabit Magomedsharipov.

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 02: UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson interacts with media during ... [+] the UFC 227 Ultimate Media Day at Sheraton Grand Los Angeles on August 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. “He’s simple right? And while it won’t happen this year, Askren does hint that next year might be a possibility. However, because both men are so gifted on the ground, much of the fight was contested in stand-up action. He’s got good hands but his wrestling’s not great. In fact, Askren’s constant chatter eventually led to Till coming out from backstage and shouting at him while he was conducting a Q&A before the ceremonial weigh-ins. We will answer the most frequently asked questions about Ben Askren below. Now we got work to do #mamba#mambamentality#justthebeginning#ufc, A post shared by Jacob mamba Malkoun (@jacobmalkoun) on Aug 4, 2020 at 9:59pm PDT. The fight may be taking place at 170 pounds but Askren doesn’t see any conflict with Pettis happening regardless of his upcoming match against Diaz. Falling short has grave consequences, and that’s what Askren is experiencing. Fights Gone By. I think Anthony is going to kick Nate’s ass and I don’t know that will really affect me that much.”. Tyron Woodley was the welterweight champion until UFC 235, when he lost his title to Usman, while Anthony Pettis is now cemented in the 170-pound rankings as well after earning a high profile knockout win over former two-time title contender Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson.

Righting all of my wrongs tour. His jiu-jitsu’s not great. 1 contender’, Morning Report: Ben Askren outlines what it will take for him to come out of retirement, Morning Report: Dana White ‘guarantees’ Conor McGregor won’t fight in 2020, Men's UFC 253 Adesanya vs Costa Artist Series Event T-Shirt, Israel Adesanya Champion Authentic UFC Fight Night Walkout Jersey, Paulo Costa Chalk UFC Fight Night Walkout Hoodie Replica, Israel "The Last Stylebender" Adesanya Silhouette T-Shirt, Dana White: Contracts just need to be signed for Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 2, nixes AT&T stadium suggestion. Speaking recently on his own podcast, Askren revealed that he would be willing to come out of retirement under certain circumstances. “I feel like I’m gonna have to do something to make sure I don’t get too heavy,” Askren said. Askren has engaged in a back-and-forth war of words with Usman ever since arriving in the UFC so the rivalry is already ingrained into the potential title fight. The fight was on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Video: Jimmy Crute still sleeps in van outside gym: ‘I just hate paying bills and rent’. Critics, both reasonable and emotional, will have no other choice but to call him an overrated fighter who couldn’t get it done against the best welterweights in the world.

His strength is not great. This is not what he had in mind when he decided to come out of retirement to chase gold in the only major promotion he hadn’t been champion. @Mickmaynard2 @danawhite https://t.co/f6Gcdz5UP8, Up 1 ⬆️ In the stacked Middleweight division . UFC light heavyweight Jimmy Crute spoke with the media ahead of his main card fight against Modestas Bukauskas at UFC Fight Island 6 in Abu Dhabi. Daniel Cormier tells Israel Adesanya to stop picking on Paulo Costa: ‘Paulo Costa’s dead’. I thought Herb Dean made the right call on the stoppage as it appeared Lawler went out momentarily.

Lawler is toward the end of what will be a Hall-of-Fame MMA career once he finally walks away, but he’s not an easy opponent. “Like where he said he’s the king of lightweights. Strip. Following that, Askren was submitted by Demian Maia and then retired from the sport with an overall record of 19-2, 1 No Contest. The list of men who could perform much better than Askren if they faced Lawler, Masvidal and Maia in a row would be short. Masvidal is a heck of a fighter who deserved the win, but the way it happened was a bit freakish. “To prove I’m the best in the world is the one goal I came back for because I was retired. I think this puts me closer to that,” Askren said about his fight against Masvidal. I cover sports video games like NBA 2K, Madden, MLB The Show, FIFA, NHL, EA UFC, Fight Night, Super Mega Baseball, DIRT, F1, NASCAR, Forza, and everything in between.
Askren withstood some savage blows from the former champion to secure the submission. When it comes to the actual fight, Askren isn’t looking past Masvidal but he also believes he matches up very well against the American Top Team welterweight. Latest on Ben Askren including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN

Tomorrow we will talk about controlling mount and finishing. Will it be Brian Ortega or Chan Sung Jung who emerges as the No. Askren doesn’t look like a fighter. We’ve always had each other’s back, I’m so lucky to have these guys in my career and in my life. Thanks for reading and see y’all tomorrow. Israel Adesanya: Jon Jones ‘scared’ of heavyweight, ‘I’m coming for him’ at International Fight Week 2021.
Atheletes use it for recovery, not to run around high in a fight. I think we’re getting down to the point where he’s just delusional.”, UFC Fight Island 6 Results: Ortega vs. Korean Zombie. A post shared by Georges St-Pierre (@georgesstpierre) on Aug 3, 2020 at 6:17am PDT. Slow to answer your phone last week. Masvidal has definitely found success since moving to 170-pounds after previously competing at lightweight, but Askren doesn’t see anything dangerous about him when pitted against him skill for skill. If you find something you’d like to see in the Morning Report, hit up @JedKMeshew on Twitter and let him know about it. The undefeated former Olympic wrestler came into the organization with a lot of hype behind him already but Askren has definitely done his part to stay relevant through interviews and media obligations where he has no problem stealing the spotlight from other athletes. A win over Masvidal could put Askren exactly where he wanted when inking a contract with the UFC, which is very close to a title shot against reigning welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. Get UFC Fight Island 6 results for the Ortega vs. Jung event on Saturday. “But I love combat. However, I don’t believe that’s the case just yet. in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Singapore Indoor Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Singapore. Results. Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones will never be friends but both admit mutual respect for each other. He was also a part of the historic trade that sent former UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson to ONE Championship and landed Askren with the UFC. Take a look at the results of the poll from Maximum Power and look at some of the other takes on Askren: In three UFC fights, Askren has picked up a controversial win over Robbie Lawler in his debut, been knocked out cold in five seconds by Jorge Masvidal and then submitted by Maia on Saturday. Israel Adesanya: Jon Jones ‘scared’ of heavyweight, ‘I’m coming for him’ at International Fight Week 2021. In his announcement, Askren, 36, revealed that he had been having issues with his hip for several years and, upon consulting with doctors, it was deemed he needed a hip replacement, effectively ending his career. I enjoy fighting. https://t.co/TZOZd06RCC, Too slow bro. SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - OCTOBER 26: (L-R) Ben Askren battles Demian Maia of Brazil in their ... [+] welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Singapore Indoor Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Singapore. His cardio’s not great.

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Get UFC Fight Island 6 results for the Ortega vs. Jung event on Saturday.

Ben Askren has officially been signed to the UFC for less than a year but he’s already one of the most talked about fighters on the roster. “When it gets down to it, I know Nate Diaz said he’s not a 155 pounder anymore or whatever bulls—t he says but at the end of the day, Nate Diaz is 1-3 at 170 [pounds]. On Saturday in Singapore at UFC Fight Night 162, Demian Maia handed Ben Askren another stoppage loss. You may opt-out by. He has what many would describe as a dad bod, and he’s 35 years old. “Masvidal was already making excuses so I didn’t really think it was a good possibility of me fighting Masvidal but then when he won, they started looking around at opponents for me and “Wonderboy” [Stephen Thompson] lost and Masvidal was the one that made the most sense. Maia scored a skillful third-round submission victory via rear-naked choke to defeat the world-class wrestler. (Has to change my earlier tweet, my bad @usantidoping) #FreeElliot https://t.co/uGDNhk7QQY, Well he coulda got that disclosed show money if he.....ya know SHOWED UP to fight me. Earlier this year after winning his UFC debut against Robbie Lawler, Askren traveled across the pond to England to essentially challenge the winner of the main event fight between Darren Till and Jorge Masvidal. This is not Askren’s first retirement from MMA. I enjoy wrestling. Also follow MMAFighting on Instagram, add us on Snapchat at MMA-Fighting, and like us on Facebook. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.


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