What is Ben Askren Net Worth and his Estimated Salary? American half-retired mixed martial Artist’s Ben MMA records & Career
Ben Askren a.k.a ”Funky” is an American half-retired mixed martial artist and former amateur wrestler for the University of Missouri and the United States Olympic team. He is the former ONE Welterweight Champion as well as Bellator Welterweight Champion.
Previously, he was traded to UFC in exchange for Demetrious Johnson from One Championship. Currently, he has signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
What is Ben Askren Net Worth and Salary?
The American mixed martial artist, Ben Askren has an estimated net worth of around $4 million. His disclosed career earnings sum up to $500k. He has a record of 18 wins in his career so he must have earned a hefty amount of win bonus as well.
The mixed martial artist, Askren was a big winner at UFC 235. He was a former welterweight champion with Bellator and ONE Championship, defeated ex-UFC welterweight champ, Robbie Lawler, through a controversial submission. Askren has earned $350,000 for his UFC debut. Lawler made $200,000. He slammed the Reebok fighter pay after the match and he said:
“I only have to wear Reebok to this. And to the open workout, and to the weigh-ins, and to the fight, all that stuff… They’re not paying me enough though. I got put in that damn first bracket. I didn’t think about that [when I signed with the UFC]. When I thought about it, I probably should have negotiated the Reebok money up ’cause they’re not paying me enough. I think it’s $3,500 only? It’s pretty terrible.”
Net Worth Comparison of Ben Askren with other Mixed Martial Artists
|S.N||Mixed Martial Artists||Estimated Net Worth|
|2.||Colby Covington||$2 million|
|3.||Ben Askren||$4 million|
|4.||Robbie Lawler||$6.5 million|
|5.||Nate Diaz||$8 million|
Gift a white Lamborghini
Ben Askren was given the gift of a white Lamborghini with Dynasty of Heroes written over the hood of the car. Other information regarding his car is not available at the moment. Also, there is no information regarding his house and other earning.
Looking at his successful career, we can assume that he might be living a lavish lifestyle with his family in a lavish mansion. Also, he often goes on a vacation with his friends and family.
What is Ben Askren MMA Record?
Ben Askren made his professional MMA debut on 7th February 2009 where he defeated Josh flowers via TKO early in the first round. Later, he participated in Bellator Fighting Championship Season 2 Welterweight Tournament and eventually won the title.
After that, he defeated Douglas Lima, Lyman Good, and Nick Thompson. Ben defended the title from 2010 till 2013 as he left Bellator to became an unrestricted free agent.
Ben had attempts at coming in terms with the UFC but things did not work out as Askren claimed the negotiations were dirty. Later, he joined the One Championship in the year 2013 and became the ONE Welterweight Champion after defeating Nobutatsu Suzuki.
He retired from MMA on 24th November 2017, after winning his last fight against Shinya Aoki. He has a record of 18 wins in his MMA career. After retiring from MMA, he fought Robbie Lawler at UFC 235 on 3rd March 2019 and defeated him via rear naked choke in the first round.