ONE FC Welterweight Champion Ben Askren, joins Chael on his 300th episode, to talk about why he’s going to retire from MMA. And how he’ll only come back to fight Georges St-Pierre. He shares his thoughts on Richie Lewis securing his first U23 World medal for the USA. Ben addresses the potential UFC 219 match-up between Tyron Woodley & Nate Diaz. And Askren flips the script and interviews Chael about the upcoming Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix.
The interview was pre Askren joining the UFC and so does not as yet have any references to that part of his career. Ben also breaks down the rules and scoring criteria of rwestling vs BJJ. And what should be done to improve the system that places no value on attempted submissions in BJJ. When in wrestling and MMA, points are awareded for takedowns.