Ben Askren says he is better than Khabib!

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  1. Madmick

    Madmick Scholar of Taghaza Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Agreed. Khabib has no issue peacocking about a win over a FW when he himself has missed LW so many times over the years.

    Let's see him go take on one of the top guys in the weight class above him. No catchweight bullshit, either. I'm not even asking for Tyron. Just Ben. Let's see it, Khabib, if you're so great.
     
  2. fightfan70

    fightfan70 Green Belt

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    has no one here ever seen kabob box?

    how does he have a striking advantage?

    over anyone??

    because a flash knockdown 1 time in his last fight??

    neither guy is known for great striking,

    but to assume either has an advantage standing is just a guess at best.
     
  3. KhaBeiber

    KhaBeiber Orange County belt Yellow Card

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    He is scared of Lawler how the fuck is he going to beat Khabib?
     
  4. mkess101

    mkess101 World Series or bust...

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    Khabib has better hands than Ben. He just does. He's not a good striker but he's better than Ben. Clearly.

    Keep in mind I just broke down why I don't think that matters and why I absolutely think Askren would beat Khabib in an MMA fight.

    But if they fought boxing or kickboxing Khabib would be a big favorite for sure.
     
  5. CrazyN8

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    Damian is a gd bjj legend, but his wrestling is just good, not great.
     
  6. Mike Hagger

    Mike Hagger Green Belt

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    Why don't you focus on getting a W in the UFC Ben.

    Then you start calling out whomever.

    Even an old Robbie Lawler is still a killer. Bens training partner beat him because he's evolved into a solid striker.. quirky but effective. While Ben hasn't shown anything great in that department. If Robbie stuffs his TDs it's going to be a rough night for funky.
     
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  7. fightfan70

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    he may have better hands but Rhonda smokes them both lol

    I think without the takedown threat in boxing or kickboxing

    both of them lose to ronda <Moves>
     
  8. -Magua-

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    Be fun to watch at 165.

    Hope it happens.
     
  9. tdluxon

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    Calling out guys in different weight classes? Hmmm..
     
  10. grihenrumet

    grihenrumet Blue Belt

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    Lol Khabib and power should not be in same sentance Kevin lee has way better Gnp look at Edson after Lee
     
  11. Anthony10892

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    I haven’t seen much of Askren. Would you say Lawler would be his best win or would that be Lima or someone else?
     
  12. Olabola

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    Account name checks out, good for you!
     
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  13. Paladin

    Paladin Brown Belt

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    I wonder why he ain’t challenging guys his own size...

    Nigerian guy Usman
    Maia
    Ponzinibio / magny winner
    Stephens

    At least he tangos with lawyer so we will see
     
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    An olympic level wrestler who is a master at cutting weight and has been doing it at the highest level his entire life does not want to cut down to 155, even though he can do so according to your retarded logic, and win the belt? Or maybe you're implying that Khabib is better at cutting weight than Askren, since he's "heavier"?

    Lmao, you're both brain-dead dumbfucks.
     
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  15. mkess101

    mkess101 World Series or bust...

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    His MMA wrestling is better than that. At WW before he got old he took down almost everyone he tried to.
     
  16. mkess101

    mkess101 World Series or bust...

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    You have serious reading comprehension issues. And like a 12 year old you resort to name calling as your immediate defense mechanism.

    As I said, it is possible that Askren believes he can make 155, but doesn't believe having all the issues that Khabib has had (being hospitalized, having seizures) is worth it. Some people actually value their health. I never even said Askren was heavier, I'd imagine they are roughly the same size but I don't know for sure.

    Do you deny Khabib has had these issues, which are serious red flags from a health perspective? Do you think maybe someone who's cut weight and long as Askren has maybe knows his body and has decided "I'm not gonna do that to myself, it's not worth it long term."

    Instead of getting your panties wadded up and trying to be combative with everyone, fucking use some critical thinking. You take it personally if everyone doesn't worship Khabib like you do, and there's no reason to. FFS...
     
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  17. I WILL CUT YOU

    I WILL CUT YOU Calamity from the Heavens

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    Ben has 0 top 10 wins.
     
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  18. NoBiasJustMMA

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    You must be a huge Kevin Lee fan and a bit insecure to bring Kevin Lee into a post comparing Khabib and Asrken. Lee is a much better dancer than Khabib but he's not as good of a fighter.

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  19. gandharva

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    His notable wins are Koreshkov and Lima and a washed out Aoki, this is is the big league.
    Lawler is going to knock him out stiff.
     
  20. Alxair

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    There's only one way to find out - fight.

    I think Khabib will be fine but I wouldn't mind Askren as a challenge for Khabib on his way to goat status. But there are better fights for Khabib - Tony, GSP and Woodley would mean much more for his legacy.
     

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