Ben Askren: Net Worth and Endorsements
They call him the “Funky”, a name that Ben Askren got in his college days due to his unorthodox style of wrestling. He is one of those MMA fighters who merged scrambling into wrestling to dominate his opponents. The multiple organization champion, Askren is currently in UFC competing in the welterweight division.
Ben Askren Achievements:
A medal at the Olympics was the ultimate goal of Askren growing up. However, his dreams was shattered in 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China when he lost his very first match against Ivan Fundora.
Instead of waiting another four years to get an opportunity to compete at the highest level, Askren decided to step foot in a 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 would go on to fight in Bellator Fighting CHampionship( now known as Bellator MMA). Askren became the Bellator welterweight champion and defend his title against some elite fighters such as Jay Hieron, and Douglas Lima.
Ben Askren then debuted in ONE FC and became the champion in his second match by beating Nobutatsu Suzuki. After defending his title for 5 times, Askren took retirement from MMA. However, he came to UFC after UFC and ONE FC made an exchange between Demetrious Johnson and Ben Askren.
He also made a successful debut in UFC against former champion, Robbie Lawler. However, his unbeaten streak came to an end against Jorge Masvidal in UFC 239.
Ben Askren Endorsements:
Askren makes the most of his earnings from MMA. He makes around 250k dollars for his fight in UFC. Apart from that he has a podcast names, RUDIS Wrestling Podcast. He also endorses Dollamur Sport, My Bookie and Reebok.
- Age 35 years
- Marital Status Married
- Spouse Amy Askren
- Nationality Brazil
- Team Evolve MMA/ Roufosport
Ben Askren Stats:
- Height 5ft 8 inches
- Weight 170 Lbs
- Born 18-07-1984
- Reach 72 inches