Watched the Askren v Hieron Bellator fight on Saturday.
Funky won the match in a split decision but he didn't look like himself. His standup game was horrible, we expect that, but his inability or reluctancey to try for the take down often was concerning. He dominated in 2 rounds when he got Hieron down on the mat and had nice ground and pound attack going. The other 3 rounds were on the feet and I thought he lost all of them, although one was close. I was shocked when he got the win. I guess his ground game was more dominant than Hieron's standup game, so they gave him the close round.
The only good thing to come out of the fight was Ben acknowledging he was subpar and stated that it was unacceptable. He's got a very long road to go if he ever want to sniff the UFC.
"I'm not impressed with aces of any kind. 95% of the time, they're just bad shots that got lucky and happened to hit the chains. Otherwise, they'd have sailed 50' past the hole." ~ Cydisc