UFC 235: Twitter reacts to Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith

Stylistically, Lawler poses exactly the kind of problems that fans have wondered for years if Askren could deal with.

Ben Askren, Woodley's close friend and training partner, survived an opening-minute beating and rallied to choke out Robbie Lawler midway through the first round of his own UFC debut. After he was skipped over for this Saturday's UFC 235 PPV, Covington threatened to file a lawsuit.

Askren is at peace with this development, too.

According to officials, UFC 235 drew a crowd of 14,790 to T-Mobile Arena, which has a capacity upward of 20,000 for boxing and mixed martial arts events.

In fairness to Lawler, he couldn't have dealt with the defeat any better as he accepted Dean's mistake, congratulated Askren and even applauded respectfully when the official result was announced.

"Can't nobody handle me", Usman said.

"But when it comes to mixing this stuff up, I'm the best in the world right now, " he added.
Furthermore, he also said he would not return unless it was to fight to prove he was the best in the world. I have to show him my heart and do whatever it takes. Lesnar was an NCAA D-I champion and he joined UFC after just one MMA fight.

The two-time NCAA wrestling champion at Missouri won the Bellator welterweight title in just his seventh pro bout in 2010, but he wasn't offered a UFC contract when he became a free agent in 2013.

Luckily for Jones, Smith passed up an opportunity to take the fight via disqualification. Askren never betrayed much dissatisfaction with his situation, praising the promotions that employed him while the UFC ignored him.

Jon Jones defended his light heavyweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Anthony Smith at UFC 235 on Saturday night, overcoming a two-point deduction for an illegal knee to Smith's head in the fourth round.

It could go either way, but I'll very cautiously side with Askren to control enough of the fight on the mat to get the win. "Tonight, for sure, was a real learning lesson". Askren asked in his post-fight interview. It's without a doubt one of the most stacked cards of the year. "I don't think you're ever going to fight two separate people and see the same thing, but I think, especially with the move to 205 [pounds], I can really grow the way I'm supposed to in between fights and leading up during camp". "I want this forever and I want to do everything in my power to protect it for as long as possible". "Maybe he doesn't feel like he needs to, and that's fine". Straight punches down the middle and uppercuts as Askren is changes levels coming in will be the most effective.

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