Ben Askren is a retired American professional mixed martial artist and amateur wrestler. Ben Askren is an accomplished mixed martial artist who has won the Bellator and ONE Welterweight Championships.
What is the Net Worth And Awards of Ben Askren in 2022?
Ben Askren won the Schalles Award for Top Collegiate Pinner of the Year in 2006 and 2007. In 2006 and 2007, he earned the Dan Hodge Trophy for Collegiate Wrestler of the Year. In 2012, he was inducted into the Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame at the University of Missouri. His net worth is reported to be approximately $10 million, with an annual salary of around $500,000.
Wikis of Ben Askren
||18 Jul, 1984
|Best Match for Marriage:
||Taurus, Pisces, Scorpio
||Former MMA Fighter, Wrestler, businessman, golfer
||If you can’t play the good guy, sometimes you’ve got to play the villain. I’ve got more skills in my pinky finger than half the damn guys in the UFC. Colby Covington has a very low IQ. He says a lot of stupid things, and it’s almost embarrassing that he represents our country that way.
||5 feet 1 inches (1.55m)
||April 9, 2010
||Cedar Rapids, Iowa
||University of Missouri.
Early Life of Ben Askren : Age , Born and Parents
Benjamin Michael Askren, commonly known as Ben Askren, was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on July 18, 1984. He is currently 37 years old and a United States citizen. His zodiac sign is Cancer, and he has the nickname Funky. Chuck Askren (father) and Michele Askren (mother) are his parents (mother). He has a brother named Max Askren who is his only sibling. Furthermore, his brother Max is a national champion wrestler from 2010.
Education of Ben Askren
In terms of academics, he completed his high school career at Arrowhead High School. He was a two-time state wrestling champion in high school. He went on to the University of Missouri after that.
Body Measurements : Height And Weight
Ben Askren is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs around 77 kg. In addition, he has dark brown hair and blue eyes. Aside from that, there is no more information about Ben’s physical measurements.
Relationship Status :Married
On April 9, 2010, Ben Askren married Amy Askren in front of their family and friends. One son and two unidentified daughters are the couple’s children. Currently, the former fighter is focusing on his career and is not involved in any scandal or speculations.
Professional Life and Career
After graduating from college, he began his professional wrestling career. During his college wrestling career, he competed in the 174-pound weight class as an amateur wrestler. Following successive loses in the same competition in 2004 and 2005, he won the National Collegiate Athletic Association Championship match in 2006 and 2007. He still holds the NCAA single-season pin record.
In 2006 and 2007, he also won gold medals at the Big 12 Championships. He went undefeated with a 42-0 record in the 2006-2007 season. In 2004, 2006, and 2007, he also won the Big 12 Conference Championship. At the time, he was noted for his ‘funky’ wrestling style and pinning prowess. His NCAA wrestling career ended with a 153-8 record and an incredible 87-match winning streak. Chris Pendleton of Oklahoma State and Ryan Lange of Purdue were Ben’s only two opponents throughout his four years at Missouri. At the US Olympic Trials, he upset national runner-up Tyrone Lewis to secure a spot in the 2008 Summer Olympics.
In the 74 kg weight class, he also won his maiden bout. In 2010, he overcame Cuba’s Fundora in the semifinals of the Cerro Pelado International to revenge his Olympic setback. He also competed in the Flo Premier League and the Agon Wrestling Championships. He resumed his fighting training after the Olympics at the American Top Team’s main academy in Florida. He made his professional MMA debut in Columbia on February 7, 2009, defeating Josh Flowers. Following that, he defeated Mitchell Harris in Columbia at Patriot Act 2.
He then participated in the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship in Barcelona in 2009. At the 2009 FILA 2o World Grappling Championship, he won gold in the 84 kg division. With ONE Championship, he signed a two-year, six-fight contract. He won the ONE Welterweight Title at ONE FC: Reign of Champions in 2014, defeating ONE champion Nobutatsu Suzuki.
In 2017, he departed the company and joined UFC in 2018. In the main event of UFC 235 in March 2019, he defeated Robbie Lawler. At UFC Fight of the Night in October 2019, he was defeated by MMA veteran Demian Maia. He declared his retirement from MMA the following month. He competed in disc golf in addition to MMA and wrestling.
In 2009, he won the PDGA Amateur World Doubles Championships Advanced, Mighty MO Advanced, St. Louis Open Advanced, First Class Challenge, and PDGA Amateur World Doubles Championships Advanced. After retiring, he co-founded the Askren Wrestling Academy in 2011 alongside his brother Max. He co-hosts podcasts such as Flo Wrestling Radio Live, The Funky & FRB Show, and The T-Row & Funky Show. He hosts the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast as well. He has backed companies like Dollamur Sport, My Bookie, and Reebok and has invested in bitcoin. In 2021, he made his professional boxing debut against Jake Paul, a YouTube celebrity and professional fighter. In addition, Paul defeated him in the first round.