Ben Askren

Ben Askren: 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.

Ben Askren

Instead of waiting another four years to compete at the highest level, Askren stepped foot in an MMA ring. He 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 Trade

Askren then debuted in ONE FC 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 for Ben Askren.

He also made a successful debut in UFC against former champion, Robbie Lawler. However, his unbeaten streak ended against Jorge Masvidal in 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. Askren has failed to master even the basic striking defense.

Ben Askren: Achievements

Askren has won multiple championships in wrestling, disc golf, and submission grappling. Besides that, he was the former Bellator MMA and One FC welterweight champion.

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

Ben Askren: Salary and Net Worth

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

Some sources suggest that Ben Askren has an estimated fortune of more than $10 million.

Ben Askren: Endorsements

Askren makes the most of his earnings from MMA. He makes around $250,000 for his fight in UFC. Apart from that, he has a podcast name, RUDIS Wrestling Podcast. He also endorses Dollamur Sport, My Bookie, and Reebok.

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.

How to Contact Ben Askren?

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

Nickname Funky
Age 36
Born July 18, 1984
Country USA
Gym Roufusport, Evolve MMA
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight/Division 170 lbs (Welterweight)
Reach 72 in
MMA Record 19-2-0,1NC
Active Win Streak 0
Wins by Stoppages 12 (6 KO/TKOs, 6 Submissions)
Net Worth Over $10 Million
Endorsements Dollamur Sport, My Bookie, and Reebok
Partner Amy Askren
Marital Status Married
Kids 3

 

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