I`m not a big fan of Askren but I know brilliance when I see it. His control is probably the best in MMA, I think potentially he may be the best welterweight in the world because of this. I`d still bet on GSP to beat him and I also could see guys like Condit, Maia, Ellenberger, Koscheck and MacDonald being good match ups against him. It`ll be very interesting to see when he goes up against either a ground master such as Maia or a big strong wrestler, I don`t know if hes able to take down and hold down every single welterweight in the world at will.
Bellator does have some great fighters I must say both Askren and Chandler I think could very well be the best in the world at there divisions but they need to prove this in the UFC against the top fighters.