Askren: ‘I find it entertaining’ how ‘delusional’ Nate Diaz is

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    Despite a lackluster record and an almost three-year absence from the UFC, Nate Diaz remains to be a hot topic in MMA circles. UFC welterweight Ben Askren, for one, recognizes the attention Diaz draws.

    “For what it’s worth, he does a great job making people interested in him. It’s a funny thing because to me he comes off as fairly unintelligent and he says some crazy sh-t,” Askren told MMA Fighting. “Like where he said he’s the king of lightweights. It’s kind of funny. In a little demented way, he believes it even though there’s no way it’s close to actually being true.

    “In the same way that a lot of people do, I find it entertaining and in another way it’s like holy sh-t this guy is out of his damn mind.

    “He is not a threat in the…


    Ben Askren: ‘I find it entertaining’ how ‘delusional’ Nate Diaz is
     
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    Ben is on fire this week with the interviews ahead of UFC 239.
     
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    When Ben Askren beats more than three decent fighters, he can talk about who has the right to say what.
     
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    He would smash the Stockton out of Nate though.
     
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    Nick and Nate deserve to be remembered for the contributions they did make to MMA.
     
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    Fixed that for you.
     
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    Being brain dead, smoking weed, nunchucks, riding bikes, middle fingers, and gang jumping 1 dude on cbs
     
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    Ben better watch himself
     
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    ben is a nightmare for a guy like nate. he is never going to "kick his ass" but he is going to hold him down for as long as he wants and take him down whenever he wants and win within the rules of mma.its a good thing that ben is a funny guy because he sure isnt fun to watch fight.he is like khabib without the smesh
     
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    Does he have to beat them or does getting lit up and then the ref botching a finish count?
     
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    I'd be good with a Khabib/Askren fight.
     
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    ..... These things happen in MMA.
     
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    Especially nunchucks.
     
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    loyalty, sticking up to the man, not selling out, always down to scrap not go the boring and safe route (like Askren) is proably why they have sooo many fans, who are also loyal and not bandwagons

    it's 2019 dude, how would you prove smoking weed will make your brain die???

    also Askren is pretty smart dude and it's funny how he doesn't see Nate saying what he says to market himself because last time I checked, Nate made sooo much more money in 2 fights compared to how much Askren made in his entire career.

    Not to mention Nate has 15 UFC OTN bonuses... Askren has how many? with his style, I doubt he'll end up with zero.
     
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    I would happily watch as long as they had a mic close enough to hear nate bitching the whole fight. Seeing him get angry makes me laugh.
     
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    Just two unrelated things, then being dumb is separate from the weed
     
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    yeah? did I mention the Diaz also put Stockton on the map. No one knew where that shit hole was before they came along
     
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    stockon wat?
     
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    The 3 good wins alone don't give him the right to talk shit, but combined with his undefeated record, they give him the right to talk shit about a guy who has lost 11 times.

    Ben is currently ranked higher in his division than Nate is in his, and would smoke him in a division that Nate has also fought in. So I don't see the problem.
     
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    Askren running his mouth, shocker. Him doing it poorly as well? Even more of a shock.
     
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    'I've got a lot of media to take care of, this week' (wry smile)

    you can see why he shits on EVERYONE's numbers on YouTube. dana must be kicking himself for not signing him sooner, but maybe ben got like this through being excluded for so long
     
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    It most certainly helped
     
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    Regardless if what you feel about their lifestyles and fighting approach,they were significant in building the brand.
    Look up the top grossing UFC PPV events and you'll see the name Diaz is listed throughout.
     
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