I agree with you to an extent, however I call into question just how well he knows when and for how long to leave stuff out for subs, before he gets into serious danger. Despite being a brown belt and rolling with Garcia, he can't give the kind of looks he has to great BJJ grapplers, and he hasn't faced any to date. Askren can be funky against Lima, and he terrified me with how many looks he was giving Lima for subs, but I can think of too many guys who can grab a limb like what he leaves out and sub him.
Originally Posted by TapOut27
I think Askren's an incredible amateur wrestler, but I don't believe he's faced enough competition to vet his submission defense to be catagorized as a top five MMA wrestler yet. I know he calls his style funky and all, but sometimes I think he takes too many risks, leaves stuff out and comes off as needlessly careless and sloppy.
MY MMA RANKINGS
HW Cain JDS Werdum Cormier Barnett Bigfoot Browne Miocic Napao
LHW Jones Goose Evans Texeira Davis Hendo Shogun Manuwa
MW Weidman ASilva Belfort Jacare Machida Rockhold Munoz Kennedy Bisping
WW GSP Hendricks Condit Lawler Maia Kampmann Rory Ellenberger Askren Lombard
LW Pettis Bendo Alvarez Chandler Grant Gil Thomson Diaz J.Miller dos Anjos
FW Aldo Mendes Lamas Frankie Cub Lentz Kawajiri Zombie Elkins
BW Barao Cruz Faber Bibiano McDonald Moraes Assuncao Wineland Dillashaw