Ben Askren: Georges St-Pierre Fights Way Too Scared

Posted on October 4, 2013, 10:33 AM by Rory Kernaghan
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Ben Askren is at a crossroads in his career right now, stuck between Bellator, the UFC and retirement. Following his Bellator 97 win against Andrey Koreshkov, rumours swirled of Askren’s retirement. Askren has been Bellator champion since 2010, when he decisioned Lyman Good, and has often come under fire for his wrestling style.

‘Funky’ likes to grind his opponents out with top level wrestling, often resulting in what fans consider boring fights. As unentertaining as Askren’s style is perceived, it is very effective. He has compiled a 12-0 record since his 2009 debut, and his future in the sport will likely be decided on whether or not he fights for the UFC.

Askren took to his Twitter account to start GSP bashing:

Many fighters like to talk about how they could beat legends, how they have their number; it often comes to little more than just talk. Sometimes things don’t go as planned, and Askren obviously feels he can ‘Chris Weidman’ GSP.

Askren is not alone in his assessment of St-Pierre’s current style. Since Matt Serra knocked him out at UFC 69, GSP has been admittedly more cautious in the cage. This isn’t to say that he has lost an ounce of talent or ability in that time.

GSP has reigned atop a super stacked division for years now, and I’m not sure if Askren brings anything to the table that St-Pierre hasn’t dealt with before. So what would Askren do in a fight with the king of 170?

Obviously.


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  • hatch1921
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    ***and I’m not sure if Askren brings anything to the table that St-Pierre hasn’t dealt with before.****

    Pretty much sums it up.

    Hatch

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  • TheRealDeal
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    Askren makes GSP look exciting.....

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  • hatch1921
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    I think Dana said it best some time ago... "When Ambien needs to sleep... it takes a Ben Askren".

    Reply 7 months ago
  • borealis1972
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    That's funny, hatch!!!

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  • highlife
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    Askren is like glue...he is boring for sure but I have never seen anyone shut people down like him.,he is very good at what he does.
    I think it would be a boring fight with Gsp but I wouldn't be surprised if Askren took the win.

    Reply 7 months ago
  • Kris-tyahn
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    Wouldnt be surprised?!? You are either an idiot, or stupid! ASSkren barely beat an out of prime Hieron, a guy GSP KTFO in his early 20's, when Hieron was in his prime. ASSkren hasn't beaten a top 15, let alone a top 10 WW, but you wouldnt be surprised if he beat the #1 P4P fighter on the planet?!? You are definitely high on something, with an idiotic comment like that. BJ Penn & Koscheck 0-2, Alves, Fitch, Shields, Hardy, Condit, Diaz = 0-6. But ASSkren who hasn't beaten anyone could possibly beat GSP?!? BAAHAHAHAHAHA

    Reply 6 months ago
  • Ciaran_Den
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    Ha thats rich coming from Askren

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  • Michael Stephensen
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    If that's not the Askren calling the GSP black

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    That's a good one, Michael.

    Reply 7 months ago
  • KayOne
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    Oh my goodness did he really say "Beat Up"??......Askren's last fight was dominate in a verrrrryyyy weird wrestling way. I kept turning the channel though, from boredom. This guy is a weirdo alll day. The Chael Sonnen approach to title fights only works if your actually on the roster....GTFO Ben I seriously doubt GSP pays any attention to this guy what so ever. Condit would murder Ben.

    Reply 7 months ago
  • Kris-tyahn
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    Koscheck, Woodley, Marquardt, Shields, Hardy, Saffiedine, even Matt Brown would beat ASSkren. Let alone Ellenberger, Condit, Hendricks, MacDonald, Lawler, Maia. GSP's name is not even worth mentioning, what a joke. Just b/c GSP fights "scared"/smart, doesn't mean SH*T Ben, he's 10X's the fighter you are. GSP from 1999 - Present would DESTROY ASSkren. Nice try though Ben, stick to barely beating those cans in Bellator.... Dork!

    Reply 6 months ago
  • Entity
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    I have to admit though he neutralized Karl Amoussou quite handily when I thought he'd get smashed.

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  • Kris-tyahn
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    Who?

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  • matt1926
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    Ben just be quiet......... No one cares about you.

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  • akieyugames
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    Man, is he actually really serious, this isn't even funny.

    Reply 6 months ago