Ben Askren is a skilled MMA athlete, but he has ended up in embarrassing situations multiple times.
This is the moment many MMA fans just can't forget. Askren got knocked out in 5 seconds by Masvidal and this knockout became the fastest knockout in the history of UFC and a viral meme.
Askren’s fight against Demian Maia was the last fight of his MMA career. He lost the fight via submission. However, the entire fight was an awkward display of punches and spinning back fists.
Askren asked Dana White many times to introduce a 165 pound division in UFC and White's answer to this was always no. He tried to make it a Russia vs. USA kind of fight and called out Khabib Nurmagomedov. Unfortunately, he got ignored.
Askren started the "Boom roasted" trend. Some found it funny but many found it awkward and embarrasing.