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Robbie doesn't stand a chance. If you can't keep fat **** Johny Hendricks off of you, you definitely won't be stuffing Ben Askren's takedowns.

Askren via second round sub. Likely a choke.

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34 minutes ago, stehilton94 said:

Knew he would get a relatively easy fight for his first, especially style wise.

There's a ton of guys at that weight class with less TDD. It's not as easy as Askren will make it look.

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I can see lawler winning this. Askren does 0 setup on his takedowns he just starts ankle diving so lawler knows whats coming.

 

 

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7 minutes ago, PunchBag said:

I can see lawler winning this. Askren does 0 setup on his takedowns he just starts ankle diving so lawler knows whats coming.

 

I don't have a dog in the fight and feel like playing a little devils advocate.

if he does 0 set ups and dives for ankles, wouldn't most of his previous opponents 'know whats coming'?

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9 minutes ago, Bohemoglu13 said:

I don't have a dog in the fight and feel like playing a little devils advocate.

if he does 0 set ups and dives for ankles, wouldn't most of his previous opponents 'know whats coming'?

He's only the best wrestler in the entire sport. I'm sure they were expecting a bit of boxing first..... LOL

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51 minutes ago, Bohemoglu13 said:

I don't have a dog in the fight and feel like playing a little devils advocate.

if he does 0 set ups and dives for ankles, wouldn't most of his previous opponents 'know whats coming'?

they would but i cant recall askren fighting a wrestler, he mostly fought standup guys with practically 0 wrestling. He didn't have to set the takedowns up. When he fought luis santos who is a judo guy he got thrown all over the canvas due to his poor takedown attempts.

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I really don't care about this fight all too much but all of you are selling Robbie waayyyyyy short. Robbie has great TD defense, he's a southpaw, has great power in his hands and cardio for days. even though he's older he's still a stylistic nightmare for Askren 

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2 minutes ago, Taylor_Schonerstedt said:

Ruthless was the foolkn Champion just a couple years ago.

Robbie can put anyone to sleep!

Stop. Alright 

This is worse than when they fed poor Leben to Anderson for his debut fight. An aged battle worn fighter who has zero desire to be on the mat. It's a joke.

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Isnt that amazing ? Dude is already trash on my books.

So he goes ahead and ask for a guy who, technically, will be an easy match up ? 

Why doesnt he call dudes that can at least grapple ?

 

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2 hours ago, America said:

Stop. Alright 

This is worse than when they fed poor Leben to Anderson for his debut fight. An aged battle worn fighter who has zero desire to be on the mat. It's a joke.

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47 minutes ago, skillandpower said:

Isnt that amazing ? Dude is already trash on my books.

So he goes ahead and ask for a guy who, technically, will be an easy match up ? 

Why doesnt he call dudes that can at least grapple ?

 

Go read his Twatter page. He called out everybody. 

If you thought Askren was about to walk into the UFC and fight GSP or Khabib immediately, you might be retarded. 

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7 minutes ago, cashfl0w said:

Go read his Twatter page. He called out everybody. 

If you thought Askren was about to walk into the UFC and fight GSP or Khabib immediately, you might be retarded. 

To be fair he is going to fight one of the only people he didn't call out......

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12 minutes ago, cashfl0w said:

Go read his Twatter page. He called out everybody. 

If you thought Askren was about to walk into the UFC and fight GSP or Khabib immediately, you might be retarded. 

I didnt expect him to fight Khabib or GSP. I never said that m8.

I just thought he would be fighting someone a bit more relevant. 

I remember him calling other names, no ?

 

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59 minutes ago, stehilton94 said:

To be fair he is going to fight one of the only people he didn't call out......

Sure, because what does fighting Robbie Lawler prove? It's the same thing he told Darren Till's bum ****. Everybody knows who will win, so what's the point?

Again, if you thought he was about to go from being Baldie's number one enemy to fighting GSP, or even number one contenders, you haven't been following the sport for very long.

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Robbie is a good choice by the UFC. They don't want their deal to look like a dud (not that Askren is, I've never seen the guy fight) so they give him Robbie who is a pretty well known name in MMA who Askren should beat pretty easily if he really is as good as he is made out to be.

Having said that I would love it if Robbie KO's him into oblivion.

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Lawler is

  • 9-3 with a win of the Welterweight title in there
  • His 3 losses are only to former or current champions
  • Plus he's had a year to recover since his last loss
  • He's got great cardio, power and heart

But now he's suddenly a can because he's fighting Askren?

Nothing against Aksren but I hope Robbie flattens him for this blatant disrespect lol

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29 minutes ago, Jolldan said:

Lawler is

  • 9-3 with a win of the Welterweight title in there
  • His 3 losses are only to former or current champions
  • Plus he's had a year to recover since his last loss
  • He's got great cardio, power and heart

But now he's suddenly a can because he's fighting Askren?

The answer is: He was a can the whole time.

His most recent wins are against guys who are terrible now.. Cerrone, Condit, Matt Brown, Ellenberger. Those guys can't buy a win. The prior wins are guys that aren't even with the company anymore (Rory, Hendricks). And in a few short months, Rory will get raped for the second time in a year in Bellator, and Hendricks can't even show up for bare knuckle boxing. So do any of Lawler's wins mean anything in the current landscape of MMA?

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8 hours ago, cashfl0w said:

The answer is: He was a can the whole time.

His most recent wins are against guys who are terrible now.. Cerrone, Condit, Matt Brown, Ellenberger. Those guys can't buy a win. The prior wins are guys that aren't even with the company anymore (Rory, Hendricks).

 

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Robbie when he is focused is amazing, but often he fights with 0 motivation and that is why his record is all over the place. i think he will be motivated to beat askren though.

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On 11/6/2018 at 10:40 AM, cashfl0w said:

He's only the best wrestler in the entire sport. I'm sure they were expecting a bit of boxing first..... LOL

He didn't even medal at the olympics, Cejudo got gold.

 

That makes Mighty Mouse the best wrestler in the sport.

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I've always like Robbie, but this is a bad match up for him...but he's tough, so we'll see.

Got to go with Robbie, just because I hate Askren.

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37 minutes ago, 12er© said:

He didn't even medal at the olympics, Cejudo got gold.

 

That makes Mighty Mouse the best wrestler in the sport.

Cejudo just outwrestled Mighty Mouse to win the belt.....

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16 minutes ago, cashfl0w said:

Cejudo just outwrestled Mighty Mouse to win the belt.....

No he didn't. He landed 3 out of 11 takedowns and had to go chest to chest to avoid Mighty Mouse standing back up easily.

Mighty Mouse made him look like he got his gold medal from the olympics Vert competed in.

 

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26 minutes ago, cashfl0w said:

Alright, I admit I fell asleep during the fight. You got me.

It's alright, so did the judges apparently.

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Lawler still has power and good takedown defense. Much better TDD than many of the top welterweights. This is actually a good test for Askren.

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29 minutes ago, juice64011 said:

Lawler still has power and good takedown defense. Much better TDD than many of the top welterweights. This is actually a good test for Askren.

Didn't RDA take him down a couple times??

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54 minutes ago, PlatinumClegg said:

No one wants to watch a battle worn bum that lost to Plank get held down.  If Georges grows a pair could he keep it standing?

Nope. GSP would lose at his own game to Askren.

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On 11/7/2018 at 5:22 PM, Bwana said:

I've always like Robbie, but this is a bad match up for him...but he's tough, so we'll see.

Got to go with Robbie, just because I hate Askren.

^This.  Hope Robbie KTFO's Azzkren, shuts this morons piehole.

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Question is if robbie does ko askren, where does that put robbie, let him get a shot at twood? Or askren is just another bum with an overseas padded record like khabib was? Hes really like 11-0 

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17 hours ago, the_vagenius said:

Question is if robbie does ko askren, where does that put robbie, let him get a shot at twood? Or askren is just another bum with an overseas padded record like khabib was? Hes really like 11-0 

Great question, actually.

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