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|Full Name:||Ben Askren|
|Birth Date:||July 18, 1984|
|Profession:||Mixed martial artist and former Olympic wrestler|
|Height:||5 feet 10 inches (1.78m)|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Birth Place||Hartland, Wisconsin|
|Education||Arrowhead High School, University of Missouri|
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Ben Askren who is also known for his nickname “Funky” is an American mixed martial artist as well as a former Olympic wrestler.
Askren is a former ONE Welterweight Champion and former Bellator Welterweight Champion. The mixed martial artist competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
In the year 2018, he ripped Interim UFC Welterweight Champion Colby Covington on social media. But at present, there are no rumors concerning his life and career.
Early Life of Askren
Askren was born on July 18, 1984, in Hartland, Wisconsin, the United States. As of 2019, he is 35 years old and his birth sign is Cancer. He was born to parents Chuck and Michele Askren. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is white.
Interest in Fighting since childhood
He developed an interest in the world of fighting since his childhood years and hence began fighting at an early age. . He attended Arrowhead High School. In addition, he also attended the University of Missouri. Ben Askren has a height of 5 feet 10 inches. Similarly, he weighs around 77 kg. Besides this, his hair color is dark brown and his eye color is blue.
Who is Ben Askren Wife?
Ben Askren is a married man and his wife’s name is Amy Askren. The couple exchanged the wedding vows on April 9, 2010. With the marriage of about a decade, the couple is also blessed with three children. The first two children of Ben Askren are daughters while the third child is known to be a son.
Ben’s marriage is going strong as there is no news regarding any extramarital affairs at present. But, he seems to be a good father and he spends a lot of time with them. The blessed couple is often caught and found at parties.
In a Part of Controversy
He recently took part in controversy recently due to his Twitter beef with another American mixed martial artist Dillon Danis. In addition, his 2015’s One FC fight also ended in controversy.
Career Beginning As a Coach
- Askren began his career as an assistant wrestling coach at Arizona State University. Likewise, he was also an American amateur wrestler for the University of Missouri.
- He won the state championship two times at Arrowhead High School in Hartland. In his 2005-2006 junior season, Ben won all 45 of his matches and was pinned in 25 of them.
- Moreover, he also went undefeated again with a record of 42–0in his senior year.
- In the 208 Olympics, he won a silver medal. Coming to his MMA career, Askren made his professional MMA debut on February 7, 2009. Currently, he is an active submission wrestler.
- Moreover, he is a self-proclaimed black belt. Even Askren competed in the 2009 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship.
- He signed a 2 year/6 fight contract with ONE Championship on December 9, 2013.
- UFC announced on November 3, 2018, that they have signed under the trade UFC and One Championship agreement.
- Ben is the 2010 Cerro Pelado International Senior Freestyle Silver Medalist.
- He has also won the ONE Welterweight Championship. Likewise, he won the gold medal at the 2005 Pan American Championships Senior Freestyle.