View Full Version : Ben Askren (Olympic Wrestler) looking to transition to MMA?

08-20-2008, 07:09 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.

08-22-2008, 06:41 AM
He's already a Purple Belt in BJJ. He will be a monster in a couple years once he improves his striking skills.

08-23-2008, 08:49 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.

04-16-2009, 12:11 PM
Ben Askren is a great grappler...

07-19-2009, 12:41 PM
it should be interesting