Askren is now officially a member of ONE FC but got more attention for not being signed by the UFC than inking a deal with the Asian organization. It’s downright shame someone with Askren’s in-ring ability wasn’t given an opportunity in the Octagon simply because Dana White had an issue with his style, especially when considering some of the UFC’s biggest stars aren’t all that different in terms of strategy. White also mentioned Askren’s lack of experience against big stars but, again, the UFC brings fighters in all the time who are newcomers in that regard. The reality is, Askren is an unbeaten former Olympian who held gold in one of MMA’s biggest companies and also is an ace when it comes to self-promotion. He’s Chael Sonnen 2.0 with better grappling. Likewise, he’s also finished as many opponents as he’s outpointed. The UFC will obviously survive with or without Askren’s services, but the credibility of their cause took a hit based purely (once again) on White’s temperament. (PHOTO CREDIT: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)
Welcome back to the 10-Point Must! Every week I’ll give my thoughts on ten topics from the past seven days with hopes the readership will contribute their takes as well in the Comments section. This time around, subjects range from an update on Georges St-Pierre’s future to some freshly-minted match-ups to the untimely death of Shane Del Rosario.
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