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Buster Hymen Says, in 4-7-2012 at 00:30:32 from    

Say what you will…. Askren knows how to impose his will. The guy can roll.

left jab Says, in 4-7-2012 at 01:34:06 from    

that askren guy is gay…..so boring. his ground and pound is even boring

woah Says, in 4-7-2012 at 02:05:11 from    

well… that was boring as hell.

yk Says, in 4-7-2012 at 02:12:23 from    

white guy is very unexciting fighter, he should think that how spectators will be
fun watching his fight.

barn Says, in 4-7-2012 at 02:26:52 from    

Lima looked like he gassed early. Askren is a god damn honey badger. First fight by him that I really enjoyed. just broke him.

csari0 Says, in 4-7-2012 at 03:03:22 from    

Askren really knows how to make a fight boring… pillow punches.. and blanketing his opponents… great MMA fighter!

ace Says, in 4-7-2012 at 03:06:09 from    


zebo13 Says, in 4-7-2012 at 03:08:13 from    

For years I hated on lay and pray or ground and pound fighters, and I originally couldn’t stand Askren, but for some reason I could watch him slowly and methodically get guys down and completely dominate any position they get in to his advantage all day. Its incredible, never seen anything like his take downs and reversals and just complete ownage of all on the ground.

bob hopeless Says, in 4-7-2012 at 03:09:32 from    

good work, ben.

funny that the crowd was booing. what did they expect, hearns vs hagler 2?

Yh3d00d Says, in 4-7-2012 at 03:28:33 from    

Very legit Champion.. I like Bellator, I wonder how much longer until the UFC buys them out.

j-me Says, in 4-7-2012 at 03:28:34 from    

he can roll, He is still boring as hell to watch.

Pope Says, in 4-7-2012 at 04:02:11 from    

I found out who won the fight when I saw that it required two videos to show it all.

Murell Says, in 4-7-2012 at 05:12:41 from    

Wow,if Askren improves his striking he will be a Force. if Askren wants you down, your going down.

emrb Says, in 4-7-2012 at 05:42:00 from    

Absolute Dominance by Ben. The thing is, I get that he isn’t as immediately exciting as a KO/Get KO’d guy like Wandy or Chuck, but what he does is pretty damned amazing. It is harder to totally dominate a top competitor for 5 full rounds than it is to land a bomb or two and knock them out. Even lucky duffers manage that from time to time.

Ben’s takedowns, scrambles, submission defense, balance, and cardio are a thing of beauty to watch. This was one of his very best performances yet. When he gets better at JJ (and he will) he will be an even worse nightmare for his opponents.

Major Props to you, Ben! Well done!

greengiant Says, in 4-7-2012 at 06:19:40 from    

ben will never be great in the big show.he will get koed or subbed fast.

Lando Says, in 4-7-2012 at 08:18:57 from    

lol…that dude sucks. I’ve never seen such slow-motion ground and pound.

Lima just gave up. He had so many chances to get up, but he decided to lay there and be defensive.

thecyclops Says, in 4-7-2012 at 09:07:23 from    

Gawd I cannot wait for Askren to get KO’d.What a boring fighter,even the announcer said”When the fans are booing,Askren knows he is winning” REALLY??? If that is his attitude and fight style,he will have little to no fans and when he finally does find someone who actually has great TDD,he is gonna look silly.Silly enough that hopefully we will never hear from him again.

glenn Says, in 4-7-2012 at 09:38:20 from    

ben is relentless,he always pressure pressure pressure until you breakdown,we all know that is going for the takedown and still got them,he remind me sonnen

rockinout Says, in 4-7-2012 at 09:51:30 from    

Askren is bad for the sport. His striking and ground and pound are pathetic. At least try to make a fight out of it Ben. Hopefully he’ll be knocked in retirement soon.

Cletus Says, in 4-7-2012 at 11:59:47 from    

Askren wins again in the most boring fashion possible.. positional dominance. not sure what I think about it but I don’t like watching it.

PitfighterZ Says, in 4-7-2012 at 12:23:23 from    

Let’s be fair and give props where they are deserved. Lima came in with the dumbest gameplan to fight Askren. It’s not like you don’t know what he is going to do, but Lima made it much easier as he started walking backwards and putting his back against the cage.
Now, I am not a fan of positioning wrestling, but Askren transformed it into an art. Even in the few chances Lima had to sweep or reverse him, Askren simply got back to dominant position like it was the easiest thing in the world! That’s talent!
I do think when he fights a guy with similar wrestling, but better striking he will be in trouble. But there aren’t many of those around.

zebo13 Says, in 4-7-2012 at 12:40:17 from    

MMA is the only sport where its not just about winning but you have to win “excitingly”. That’s kind of cool when some fighters fighting style lends to excitement, but its also really f****** gay an biased. Just win baby! These guys all appear to be able to murder Askren physically, and I always think they’re gonna. But his insane talent and being basically the greatest wrestler in the history of MMA makes him own all that have gone before him.

pinkelephantsmarching Says, in 4-7-2012 at 13:28:21 from    

I can’t believe after all of these years of visiting this site that I have to say this. If you watch MMA or you FIGHT, really FIGHT or COMPETE, really COMPETE at a higher level than your local circuits in any sport, you need to show some respect to greatness. People like Georges St.Pierre and Ben Askren are extremely meticulous in the way they fight. Boring to some, maybe, but those are the fans in Baseball that think a perfect game might be boring, or a shutout in hockey because the goalie is killin’ it. Even golf can be extremely boring when Tiger or Roy are bashing the field and the race is for second place. People who find these games boring, you’re not a very intelligent strand of DNA. I have a feeling a lot of WWE fans or “Entertainment” fans tend to forget this is not fake. This is real. So, stop hating, and GET REAL.

ronmar Says, in 4-7-2012 at 14:34:38 from    

This is pathetic!!!

He trains with Roufus and I don’t see any striking coming from Askren with the intention of doing damage. His strikes are only for getting the take down. The he just ground and pounds…that’s it! Hold the guy down, then ground and pound and win the round. This is not mma!

Koschek came from a wrestling background but at least made an effort to learn and apply his striking.

T’Challa Says, in 4-7-2012 at 16:03:07 from    

I respect his ability to dominate position on the ground, but he’s not really trying to finish, and that’s what I don’t like about most wrestlers. Just maintaining position and coasting to a victory makes for a boring fight..

jeff_figmb Says, in 4-7-2012 at 16:56:58 from    

Askren is terrible for the sport, PERIOD!! Dude, if you got a guy smothered the whole 5 round fight, with a dominate top ground and pound position, WHY THE F*** DON’T YOU GO FOR THE KILL YOU BITCH!! YOU SUCK!!!!!! No one wants to watch you win like this, the UFC will never pick your dumb ass up. Thanks for wasting 40 minutes of my life last night elephant man… And why are you so cocky for your post fight interview??? It’s your 10th decision guy! You should be apologizing to the fans for be so terrible for the sport…

sticky Says, in 4-7-2012 at 19:02:19 from    

Uhhhh…Ok Ben is boring, but Lima straight up SUCKS! He gassed in the 2nd, he stopped throwing subs in the first, and layed flat the whole damned fight, even when stacked. How the hell did he ever think he could beat an Olympian? By not taking initiative, and letting Ben walk him straight back, when they were standing? He was trying to land 1 counter, the whole fight.

mr. lower case Says, in 4-7-2012 at 22:29:34 from    

askrin is so great that he’s boring. if let somebody else get a dominate position for like 30 seconds and then reversed em…people would think he’s a god. he’s a man among boys.

RickJames Says, in 4-8-2012 at 04:17:52 from    

Awesome performance by Ben. Ignore the haters Ben and keep winning. Let the chump haters watch boxing if they don’t like MMA.

Licks72 Says, in 4-8-2012 at 06:18:40 from    

The next Askren fight I’ll ever watch is the when he gets ko’d. Can’t watch the lay n pray. Wrestling is paramount in mma but it can’t be your whole bag of tricks.Learn a sub or something.

rockinout Says, in 4-8-2012 at 10:20:13 from    

Agreed. I can’t wait for the highlight with this clown getting knocked out. There’s nothing wrong with wrestling and ground work in MMA, but this lacks any type of finishing offense for 25 mins. Sure he wins, but who the heck wants to watch that other than the .1% of fans that Askren has. Hopefully he’ll lose soon and we can move on. Cut the hair weirdo.

robj4y Says, in 4-8-2012 at 21:30:55 from    

boring askren, nobbody wants 2 see that

defend-brooklyn Says, in 4-9-2012 at 19:38:37 from    

Askren’s balance in f****** IN-HUMAN. haters gonna hate but that dude is a f****** BEAST.

defend-brooklyn Says, in 4-9-2012 at 19:47:35 from    

and to all the people saying lima gave up, he did. just like hornbuckle, just like every other person who faces askren. the dude makes you quit because your brain can’t process how he is still taking you down, and you’re still on the bottom.

tomatwork Says, in 4-10-2012 at 04:27:12 from    

lol you guys are tools. Ben “Snorlax” Askren is pretty one-dimensional, and once he faces a legitimate ground guy, or someone just as good a wrestler as him, he’s finished. Bellator, fortunately for snorlax, doesn’t have a very deep talent pool in terms of extremely good ground guys or strong wrestlers. It’d probably be one of the most boring fights in history, but I’d love to see him get Fitch’d for the pure irony of it. I mean cmon, he spent 25 minutes “ground and pounding” Lima, but at the end of it Lima looked just fine. I’ve seen a soccer ball to the face do more damage than Snorlax. And RickJames that wasn’t MMA, that was male on male softcore.

tomatwork Says, in 4-10-2012 at 04:36:14 from    

pinkelephantsmarching, wow.. I can’t believe you actually tried to compare GSP to Asscream. Are you f****** serious? GSP actually finishes guys, he actually goes damage, destroys and mangles people. When he puts a GnP on someone, they look like they’ve been dragged for 10 miles by the ankles, not like he shot someone in the face with a nerf gun 50 times. Do not make comparisons. Ben snorlax’d Jay Hieron, who GSP demolished. The two aren’t even in the same league. And yes I think GSP would out-MMA-wrestle Ben Snorlax Asscream any day of the week, but he wouldn’t need to because instead of having just one tool, he has an entire tool shed.

willienugget Says, in 4-10-2012 at 10:23:05 from    

You know you’re a pointfighter when GSP fans don’t want the comparison.

KungFuLowKick Says, in 4-10-2012 at 16:09:10 from    

I respect Askren as a fighter becuase he dominates his opponents without eating punches.But he also gives wrestlers a bad name.Seriously that ground and pound looked weaker then chick fights.I know Ben could hit harder then that(everybody can even old grannies can generate more power)but for some reason he looks like he prefers to dominate guys completly with straight grappling.But this is MMA.With that kind of grapplnig skills and control on the ground,he could finish ANYBODY with GnP.For some reason he looks like he doesn’t like to hurt people so he pats them on the head just to make them think he is punching them but he will never finish anybody like that.Punch Ben punch,don’t give them face massage.


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