On the one hand, he went a tough 1-2 in his three UFC bouts, defeating Robbie Lawler with a controversial submission and losing to Masvidal and Demian Maia by knockout and submission, respectively.
But Askren talked as big a game as ever and backed it up by coming into yet another MMA promotion to make short work of former champion Robbie Lawler at UFC 235.
Masvidal's fastest KO in UFC history against Askren at UFC 239 was just one of those things.
We wouldn't have heard nearly as much of Askren's entertaining trash talk, which has zapped everybody from Masvidal to Covington to Conor McGregor.
How can we possibly call something as fun as Askren's UFC stint a disappointment?