Ben Askren

Ben Askren 2021: Record, Net Worth, Salary and Endorsements

They call him ‘Funky’, a name that Ben Askren got in his college days because of his unorthodox wrestling style. He is one of those MMA fighters, who merged scrambling into wrestling to dominate his opponents. The multiple organization champion, Askren, is currently retired.

A medal at the Olympics was the goal of Askren growing up. However, his dreams were shattered in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China, when he lost his very first match against Ivan Fundora.

Mar 2, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Ben Askren (blue gloves) defeats Robbie Lawler (red gloves) during UFC 235 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Instead of waiting another four years to compete at the highest level, Askren stepped foot in an MMA ring and made his MMA debut in a promotion called Headhunter Productions: The Patriot Act against Josh Flowers and got a quick finish.

Askren fought in Bellator Fighting Championship (now known as Bellator MMA). He became the Bellator welterweight champion and defended his title against some elite fighters such as Jay Hieron, and Douglas Lima.

Ben Askren: UFC Career

Askren then debuted in ONE Championship and became the champion in his second match by beating Nobutatsu Suzuki. After defending his title 5 times, Askren retired from MMA. However, he came to the UFC after UFC and ONE FC traded Demetrious Johnson and Ben Askren.

He also made a successful debut in UFC against former champion, Robbie Lawler. However, his unbeaten streak ended against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 239. Askren competed one more time against Demian Maia and lost.

Ben Askren: Fighting Style

Askren is one of the best wrestlers on the planet. He has made a career out of wrestling in a sport that is not wrestling. His Jiu-Jitsu is also on a higher level than his competition. Askren’s biggest weakness is his striking capability, and he has failed to master even the basic striking defense.

Ben Askren: Achievements

The fighter holds a proud record of 19-2-0,1NC in his career. Askren has won multiple championships in wrestling, disc golf, and submission grappling. Besides that, he was the former Bellator MMA and ONE welterweight champion.

Askren also won the Fight of the Night bonus one time against Demian Maia.

Ben Askren: Salary and Net Worth 2021

Askren has earned over $830,500 in his UFC career according to The Sports Daily. That is more than what an average star makes in the company. It is noteworthy that these numbers do not include undisclosed bonuses.

Ben Askren: Endorsements 2021

Askren makes the most of his earnings from MMA. Apart from that, he has hosted a podcast named RUDIS Wrestling Podcast. He also endorses Dollamur Sport.

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE – OCTOBER 26: Ben Askren reacts to his submission loss to Demian Maia of Brazil in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Singapore Indoor Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Singapore. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Ben Askren: Charity

On May 6, 2019, Askren took on Jordan Burroughs in a charity wrestling match. Unfortunately, Askren lost the bout in a humiliating fashion.

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Nickname Funky
Age 36
Born 7-18-84
Country USA
Gym Roufusport, Evolve MMA
Height 5′ 11″
Weight/Division 170 lbs (welterweight)
Reach 73″
MMA Record 19-2-0,1NC
Active Win Streak 0
Wins by Stoppages 12 (6 T/KOs, 6 Submissions)
Net Worth NA
Endorsements Dollamur Sport
Partner Amy Askren
Marital Status Married
Kids 3