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The FUNK Zone - Ben Askren Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:31 pm
by Susan
To the most Wisconsin man on the planet!

I'm super impressed with how strong he is mentally. He's shining in the UFC spotlight and really generating interest with some of the most wholesome, truthful and goofy smack talk on the planet. Really seems like he's enjoying this in a way very few have and I really think he's got a shot to be one of the biggest stars in the history of the sport.

Where do y'all stand on Dadbod Askren?

Re: The FUNK Zone - Ben Askren Thread

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:18 am
by cowboyronnie
He is not ironically, not trollingly a Trump supporter.

Re: The FUNK Zone - Ben Askren Thread

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:21 am
by Susan
cowboyronnie wrote:He is not ironically, not trollingly a Trump supporter.


Hes the best in the world at one thing, using wrestling in MMA. He's one of the most unique showmen in the UFC and does it in a way that I find interesting.

Dana White literally spoke at the RNC in 2016 and we all still watch/support this sport. Who knows how many Brazilian UFC fighters support their awful president?

We're watching these guys fight for our pleasure, who are we to have the moral high ground on anything?

Re: The FUNK Zone - Ben Askren Thread

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:12 am
by REDDzone
cowboyronnie wrote:He is not ironically, not trollingly a Trump supporter.


It's funny because I remember Belcher used to stay at Ben's house when he trained at Duke's a few years back and he used to go around saying Ben and his wife are "liberal nutjobs" and "hippies" and all this. At some point though Ben got really into the youtube conspiracy videos, not Eddie Bravo the earth is flat type of stuff, more political stuff, and the Trump support followed that.

Re: The FUNK Zone - Ben Askren Thread

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:15 am
by REDDzone
Susan wrote:To the most Wisconsin man on the planet!

I'm super impressed with how strong he is mentally. He's shining in the UFC spotlight and really generating interest with some of the most wholesome, truthful and goofy smack talk on the planet. Really seems like he's enjoying this in a way very few have and I really think he's got a shot to be one of the biggest stars in the history of the sport.

Where do y'all stand on Dadbod Askren?


If he has one hobby besides wrestling, it's...well, frisbee golf. But if he has two hobbies besides wrestling, it's frisbee golf and sports psychology.

It's not surprising that one of the best wrestlers on the planet who is obsessed with sports psychology would be effective at MMA. I'm still trying to figure out where the frisbee golf comes in.

Re: The FUNK Zone - Ben Askren Thread

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:11 pm
by Susan
REDDzone wrote:
Susan wrote:To the most Wisconsin man on the planet!

I'm super impressed with how strong he is mentally. He's shining in the UFC spotlight and really generating interest with some of the most wholesome, truthful and goofy smack talk on the planet. Really seems like he's enjoying this in a way very few have and I really think he's got a shot to be one of the biggest stars in the history of the sport.

Where do y'all stand on Dadbod Askren?


If he has one hobby besides wrestling, it's...well, frisbee golf. But if he has two hobbies besides wrestling, it's frisbee golf and sports psychology.

It's not surprising that one of the best wrestlers on the planet who is obsessed with sports psychology would be effective at MMA. I'm still trying to figure out where the frisbee golf comes in.


Could just be a focus thing/chill thing that he enjoys.

The sports psychology thing is a major interest to me and it's why I'm so interested in Askren.

Re: The FUNK Zone - Ben Askren Thread

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:58 pm
by cowboyronnie
Susan wrote:
cowboyronnie wrote:He is not ironically, not trollingly a Trump supporter.


Hes the best in the world at one thing, using wrestling in MMA. He's one of the most unique showmen in the UFC and does it in a way that I find interesting.

Dana White literally spoke at the RNC in 2016 and we all still watch/support this sport. Who knows how many Brazilian UFC fighters support their awful president?

We're watching these guys fight for our pleasure, who are we to have the moral high ground on anything?


Isn't the point of this thread to celebrate the man's extra-MMA features?

I'm not suggesting we boycott Dana White or Ben. Just pointing out that the man has some seriously flawed traits.

Re: The FUNK Zone - Ben Askren Thread

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:01 am
by cowboyronnie
Keep in mind, most of the world (like this Canadian urbanite) does not run into Trump supporters on the daily. We haven't built a tolerance. When we spot one, we gawk like they've got a goiter stuck to the side of their head. It's **** nuts. As a result, I can't ignore this feature of Ben.

Re: The FUNK Zone - Ben Askren Thread

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:06 am
by AirCanadaMouse
Super surprised at the odds with Askren as the heavy favourite once again, with what I saw in the Maia fight, I think Masvidal is a very tough match-up for him. Definitely worth throwing some money on.

Re: The FUNK Zone - Ben Askren Thread

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:45 pm
by REDDzone
AirCanadaMouse wrote:Super surprised at the odds with Askren has the heavy favourite once again, with what I saw in the Maia fight, I think Masvidal is a very tough match-up for him. Definitely worth throwing some money on.


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Re: The FUNK Zone - Ben Askren Thread

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:58 pm
by Jasen777
AirCanadaMouse wrote:Super surprised at the odds with Askren has the heavy favourite once again, with what I saw in the Maia fight, I think Masvidal is a very tough match-up for him. Definitely worth throwing some money on.


The odds imply about a 67% to 68% chance for Askren to win. Not sure that counts as a heavy favorite. Tricky to use a fight he lost as a an argument for Masvidal.

Re: The FUNK Zone - Ben Askren Thread

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:44 pm
by duppyy
Is this gonna end up like the mike perry thread.

Re: The FUNK Zone - Ben Askren Thread

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:27 am
by Susan
duppyy wrote:Is this gonna end up like the mike perry thread.


Mike Perry provides the best MMA content. Askren is on a run to become the 170 champ.

I predict these tings.

Re: The FUNK Zone - Ben Askren Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 7, 2019 6:30 pm
by gigantes
I think DFW did Askren dirty by not allowing him in the UFC during his prime. Dana's a liar and a hypocrite across any number of issues of course, but it does beg the question-- "now what?"

Funky has already admitted that he's some years removed from his peak. He's already proven himself across multiple organisations. He's presumably fortunate in having avoiding a lot of CTE damage others have sustained.

But now what? He's been savaged in his last two fights, and his goal of winning the UFC 170 belt is looking pretty uphill and punishing at this point. He's going to need about 2-3 fights I would guess in order to earn a title shot. Roughly 1.5 - 2 years of his life. Meanwhile, he turns 35 this month, and optimistically would be hoping to fight for the belt at about age 37.

Is it really worth the damage, fighting towards middle age in order to chase this thing? I hope Ben and his family consider this well...

Re: The FUNK Zone - Ben Askren Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 7, 2019 6:40 pm
by High 5
Maybe add "In Memoriam" to the title, eh?

Re: The FUNK Zone - Ben Askren Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 8, 2019 12:44 am
by Susan
Askren Maia needs to happen.

Re: The FUNK Zone - Ben Askren Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 8, 2019 1:43 am
by cowboyronnie
Maia by KTFO

Re: The FUNK Zone - Ben Askren Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 8, 2019 12:40 pm
by duppyy
K1 Maia knocks him out.

Re: The FUNK Zone - Ben Askren Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 8, 2019 2:22 pm
by AirCanadaMouse
REDDzone wrote:
AirCanadaMouse wrote:Super surprised at the odds with Askren has the heavy favourite once again, with what I saw in the Maia fight, I think Masvidal is a very tough match-up for him. Definitely worth throwing some money on.


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Sometimes you guys need to listen to me. I've been on a roll lately.

Re: The FUNK Zone - Ben Askren Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:46 pm
by Susan
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