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jamesg2323
08-20-2008, 01:09 PM
Source: ESPN - Askren's long wait for shot on Olympic mat ends in tears - Olympics (http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/summer08/columns/story?id=3544007&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab4pos1)

It's kind of a long article, the MMA reference is in the last few paragraphs.

pa99fighter
08-22-2008, 12:41 AM
He's already a Purple Belt in BJJ. He will be a monster in a couple years once he improves his striking skills.

Gurry
08-23-2008, 02:49 AM
yeah hes a purple belt in BJJ, has an NCAA title, hes obviosuly an excellent grappler and the only thing ins question is his striking. However, We'll see how he does as hes expressed interest in joining the UFC. Look forward to watching Askren fight.

denice25
04-16-2009, 06:11 AM
Ben Askren is a great grappler...

thegoodfight
07-19-2009, 06:41 AM
it should be interesting