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(Bellator)   Wednesday Night MMA: Bellator 97 featuring 2 title fights: Michael Chandler vs Dave "Caveman" Rickels and Ben Askren vs Andrey Koreshkov. Prelims stream on Spike.com at 5:30 PM ET, main card at 7 PM ET on Spike TV   (bellator.com ) divider line
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2013-07-31 09:20:51 PM  
I like the "Made it look easy" comment.. No making it look easy would have been knowing how to apply a single choke and ending it in the first round like anyone else could have done.
 
2013-07-31 09:21:40 PM  

domino324: I really want to see Askren vs. GSP. I think that might be the only guy with the wrestling and athleticism to avoid Askren's takedowns. And I'm not quite convinced he could.


I think Maia would be interesting as well
 
2013-07-31 09:22:21 PM  

yookaloco: Testiclaw: Out of this world grappler, he is farking incredible...

...but fark me learn a submission.

He can bend himself into a billion different positions like a farking snake, so snatch up a leg or ankle or arm.

Fark, he is fantastic but boooooorrrrrring.

Eh. Great wrestling may never be a big draw in MMA like striking, but especially to guys who've wrestled (and I've only ever wrestled friends in high school - no jokes - called it), it's still real interesting to see how true wrestlers operate. It's not like he's just lying on im.


THIS
 
2013-07-31 09:23:12 PM  
Communist? WTF??? Really?
 
2013-07-31 09:23:15 PM  
Snap crackle and pop?

what an idiot

and they boo because you are boring as shiat
 
2013-07-31 09:23:48 PM  
what a doosh
 
2013-07-31 09:23:58 PM  

Klippoklondike: domino324: I really want to see Askren vs. GSP. I think that might be the only guy with the wrestling and athleticism to avoid Askren's takedowns. And I'm not quite convinced he could.

I think Maia would be interesting as well


Just read they're booking Maia against Shields.

I kind of want to watch that, assuming Shields doesn't gas out in three minutes.
 
2013-07-31 09:24:14 PM  
no, they boo because he's a tool.  talented, but a farking tool.
 
2013-07-31 09:25:01 PM  

dr_blasto: Klippoklondike: domino324: I really want to see Askren vs. GSP. I think that might be the only guy with the wrestling and athleticism to avoid Askren's takedowns. And I'm not quite convinced he could.

I think Maia would be interesting as well

Just read they're booking Maia against Shields.

I kind of want to watch that, assuming Shields doesn't gas out in three minutes.


Shields will try to keep it standing with his pathetic arm punches the judges love for some bizarre reason
 
2013-07-31 09:25:19 PM  
I pray the next fight is actually exciting..  I want a real finish..
 
2013-07-31 09:27:34 PM  
Jos. A. Bank?? LOLOLOL

Every commericial from them

"BUY ONE SUITE AT REGULAR PRICE AND GET A TIE, 20 PAIRS OF SOCKS, THREE SHIRTS, AND A PACK OF MARLBOROS.. FOR FREE"
 
2013-07-31 09:28:01 PM  

Klippoklondike: dr_blasto: Klippoklondike: domino324: I really want to see Askren vs. GSP. I think that might be the only guy with the wrestling and athleticism to avoid Askren's takedowns. And I'm not quite convinced he could.

I think Maia would be interesting as well

Just read they're booking Maia against Shields.

I kind of want to watch that, assuming Shields doesn't gas out in three minutes.

Shields will try to keep it standing with his pathetic arm punches the judges love for some bizarre reason


I dunno. He's always been confident in his grappling skills. I'm not sure Maia would allow it to stay standing if Shields tried; even though Shields' wrestling is better, Maia still has the ability to dictate just about any fight's level. I'd more expect a lot of clinching and TD stuffing.
 
2013-07-31 09:31:35 PM  

Agarista: yookaloco: Testiclaw: Out of this world grappler, he is farking incredible...

...but fark me learn a submission.

He can bend himself into a billion different positions like a farking snake, so snatch up a leg or ankle or arm.

Fark, he is fantastic but boooooorrrrrring.

Eh. Great wrestling may never be a big draw in MMA like striking, but especially to guys who've wrestled (and I've only ever wrestled friends in high school - no jokes - called it), it's still real interesting to see how true wrestlers operate. It's not like he's just lying on im.

THIS


Hey, any luck with the streams? If you woulda seen that match, it got real bad. His wrestling was great to watch, but Askren really may not know better submissions than your average viewer. Russian was totally gassed, but he didn't do anything after a while.
 
2013-07-31 09:32:23 PM  
Mike Chiappetta MMA  @MikeChiappetta
You guys want the final punch stats for Askren-Koreshkov? It's a doozy. Worst I've ever seen. 248-3. No typo>#Bellator

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Granted, calling most of them "punches" is being charitable.
 
2013-07-31 09:33:03 PM  
nice ear
 
2013-07-31 09:37:32 PM  

domino324: I really want to see Askren vs. GSP. I think that might be the only guy with the wrestling and athleticism to avoid Askren's takedowns. And I'm not quite convinced he could.


Then you must be crazy jacked about GSP/Hendricks, because Hendricks is/was the more accomplished amateur wrestler, actually beat Askren heads-up, and has WAY more power and explosiveness.
 
2013-07-31 09:39:46 PM  
Rickels is cruisin' for a bruisin' here.
 
2013-07-31 09:39:47 PM  
The most amazing thing about this event is that I can buy one sports coat and get 3 free. Well I got that going for me.
 
2013-07-31 09:41:38 PM  

the biggest redneck here: domino324: I really want to see Askren vs. GSP. I think that might be the only guy with the wrestling and athleticism to avoid Askren's takedowns. And I'm not quite convinced he could.

Then you must be crazy jacked about GSP/Hendricks, because Hendricks is/was the more accomplished amateur wrestler, actually beat Askren heads-up, and has WAY more power and explosiveness.


And knows at least one punch, which is one more than Askren.
 
2013-07-31 09:43:37 PM  

mikeray: The most amazing thing about this event is that I can buy one sports coat and get 3 free. Well I got that going for me.


You should see the markup on those suits and sports coats.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-31 09:45:47 PM  
boom!
 
2013-07-31 09:46:05 PM  

mikeray: The most amazing thing about this event is that I can buy one sports coat and get 3 free. Well I got that going for me.


do you also get 4 silk imported ties for free because that is the ad I get down here in South Florida.
 
2013-07-31 09:46:06 PM  
KTFO!
 
2013-07-31 09:46:14 PM  
BOOM!

nice
 
2013-07-31 09:47:16 PM  
Fast, fast right hand.

More fun than Askren.
 
2013-07-31 09:47:47 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: mikeray: The most amazing thing about this event is that I can buy one sports coat and get 3 free. Well I got that going for me.

do you also get 4 silk imported ties for free because that is the ad I get down here in South Florida.


Yep. Their commercials are a thing of legend.. They practically give the entire store away with every sale.. shiat probably dissolves after the first dry cleaning.
 
2013-07-31 09:48:26 PM  
I caught the last three. Imported some technical help ;)

Caveman shoulda tapped at weigh-in.
 
2013-07-31 09:48:31 PM  
Glad that main event wasn't a PPV
 
2013-07-31 09:49:38 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: mikeray: The most amazing thing about this event is that I can buy one sports coat and get 3 free. Well I got that going for me.

do you also get 4 silk imported ties for free because that is the ad I get down here in South Florida.


No, they are advertising 5 dress shirts or silk ties for $100.00.
 
2013-07-31 09:51:29 PM  

styckx: mikeray: The most amazing thing about this event is that I can buy one sports coat and get 3 free. Well I got that going for me.

You should see the markup on those suits and sports coats.

[i.imgur.com image 427x360]


Ya know, between Carol Burnett, "What Women Want", and Jos. A. Bank references...... this has really been a weird MMA thread.
 
2013-07-31 09:51:55 PM  
I wonder if Tito overspent to become broke, or if Jenna drained him.

/ so to speak
 
2013-07-31 09:54:22 PM  
So there were several non broadcast prelims, so to fi;; time, Bellator repeats one that was shown earlier.

/ next thing they'll do a PPV with washed up castoffs...
 
2013-07-31 10:00:15 PM  
who's got a gif of that awesome suplex from the prelims?
 
2013-07-31 10:02:42 PM  

mikeray: Igor Jakovsky: mikeray: The most amazing thing about this event is that I can buy one sports coat and get 3 free. Well I got that going for me.

do you also get 4 silk imported ties for free because that is the ad I get down here in South Florida.

No, they are advertising 5 dress shirts or silk ties for $100.00.




i.imgur.com

What a deal! Ill take 10!
 
2013-07-31 10:03:42 PM  

the biggest redneck here:

Then you must be crazy jacked about GSP/Hendricks, because Hendricks is/was the more accomplished amateur wrestler, actually beat Askren heads-up, and has WAY more power and explosiveness.


Askren seems to have been the more accomplished amateur/collegiate wrestler.
 
2013-07-31 10:07:45 PM  
Wait, are the fights over?
 
2013-07-31 10:10:42 PM  

Testiclaw: Wait, are the fights over?


yerp. Watched Bubba Jenkins twice even.
 
2013-07-31 10:10:56 PM  
The MMA Corner  @TheMMACorner
They're shooting a promo & then the final 5 fights of #Bellator97 kick off. They may not be streamed online, stick w/ us for coverage #MMA

Expand


Hopefully they reopen the streams for postlims
 
2013-07-31 10:12:17 PM  

the biggest redneck here: domino324: I really want to see Askren vs. GSP. I think that might be the only guy with the wrestling and athleticism to avoid Askren's takedowns. And I'm not quite convinced he could.

Then you must be crazy jacked about GSP/Hendricks, because Hendricks is/was the more accomplished amateur wrestler, actually beat Askren heads-up, and has WAY more power and explosiveness.


I am excited for that fight, but it's been pretty well established that amateur wrestling and MMA wrestling are fairly different animals. From what I've seen of Hendricks and Askren, it seems to me that Askren is the more effective MMA wrestler.
 
2013-07-31 10:23:42 PM  
The MMA Corner  @TheMMACorner
Kimball gets mount, lands double fists, then punches Berry & scores KO. Entertaining 2nd rd, maybe one of best of the night >#Bellator97 #MMA


Apparently not streaming the rest of the fights.
 
2013-07-31 10:25:20 PM  

Hamilstan: the biggest redneck here:

Then you must be crazy jacked about GSP/Hendricks, because Hendricks is/was the more accomplished amateur wrestler, actually beat Askren heads-up, and has WAY more power and explosiveness.

Askren seems to have been the more accomplished amateur/collegiate wrestler.


You're right, he stuck with it longer in amateurs. Collegiate careers are pretty much a wash, both 2-time champs and long undefeated streaks as seniors. Hendricks beat bigger names as a collegian, beat Askren soon after despite being the (somewhat) smaller guy.

And yeah, Askren's grappling style might fit MMA better, but anyone who thinks he could really give GSP problems is dreaming and should be far more excited about Hendricks getting the chance.
 
2013-07-31 10:27:24 PM  

the biggest redneck here: Hamilstan: the biggest redneck here:

Then you must be crazy jacked about GSP/Hendricks, because Hendricks is/was the more accomplished amateur wrestler, actually beat Askren heads-up, and has WAY more power and explosiveness.

Askren seems to have been the more accomplished amateur/collegiate wrestler.

You're right, he stuck with it longer in amateurs. Collegiate careers are pretty much a wash, both 2-time champs and long undefeated streaks as seniors. Hendricks beat bigger names as a collegian, beat Askren soon after despite being the (somewhat) smaller guy.

And yeah, Askren's grappling style might fit MMA better, but anyone who thinks he could really give GSP problems is dreaming and should be far more excited about Hendricks getting the chance.


I'm really counting on Hendricks clocking GSP with that left. Doing it clean. I don't care what happens after that, just so long as it lands at least once.
 
2013-07-31 10:44:33 PM  
I missed all the fights I see. Reading these threads is a good way to play catchup.
 
2013-08-01 12:49:05 AM  
Not bad for a friggin' rookie.

www.tapology.com
 
2013-08-01 12:52:20 AM  

styckx: He doesn't know how to apply a choke.. There is a door open a mile wide to end this fight with a choke and he doesn't know how to apply it


I bet he learns after this fight.
 
2013-08-01 12:54:16 AM  

psychicdeath99: Those punches looked BRUTAL!


Death by a thousand paper cuts.
 
2013-08-01 01:08:43 AM  

styckx: I like the "Made it look easy" comment.. No making it look easy would have been knowing how to apply a single choke and ending it in the first round like anyone else could have done.


Nope. Ben Askren does it the way Ben Askren wants to do it, and he doesn't give a shiat if no one else likes it. Find someone who can beat him, if you can.
 
2013-08-01 01:09:59 AM  

Klippoklondike: Snap crackle and pop?

what an idiot

and they boo because you are boring as shiat


I thought it was funny.
 
2013-08-01 01:48:30 AM  

Tumunga: Not bad for a friggin' rookie.

[www.tapology.com image 320x452]


Impressive
 
2013-08-01 08:39:09 AM  

Tumunga: styckx: I like the "Made it look easy" comment.. No making it look easy would have been knowing how to apply a single choke and ending it in the first round like anyone else could have done.

Nope. Ben Askren does it the way Ben Askren wants to do it, and he doesn't give a shiat if no one else likes it. Find someone who can beat him, if you can.


A bunch of dudes in the UFC would clown him. I'd love to see him tested against Fitch if he can be signed by Bellator.
 
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