Most people who tuned in to UFC 158 were likely impressed by welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre’s ability to neutralize Nick Diaz throughout the majority of their main event match-up. However, Bellator title-holder Ben Askren wasn’t blown away by what he witnessed in the bout.
The 11-0 Askren took to Twitter after the tilt’s conclusion where he expressed complete confidence in his ability to end St-Pierre’s reign if given the chance.
“After tonight I am 100% sure I could beat GSP. GSP is no longer an aggressive striker. He will not out wrestle or grapple me. He gets tired. Simple enough,” wrote the world-class wrestler.
Askren’s background on the mat could prove to be enough to best St-Pierre. Unfortunately, the two are unlikely to face off any time soon if ever at all given the competitive relationship between their respective employers.
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