Ben Askren, nicknamed “Funky”, is an American professional mixed martial artist and former Olympic wrestler too. Similarly, he remains undefeated. Currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Askren is a former ONE Welterweight Champion and former Bellator Welterweight Champion.
Askren was born on July 18, 1984, in Hartland, Wisconsin, the United States. As of 2019, his age is 35 years old and his birth sign is Cancer. He was born to parents Chuck and Michele Askren. Regarding his siblings and early life, there is no information. Ben holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnic background.
Since his childhood years, he developed an interest in the world of fighting and hence began fighting at an early age. He attended Arrowhead High School. Also, he attended the University of Missouri.
Ben Askren’s Career
Askren began his career as an assistant wrestling coach at Arizona State University. Also, he was an American amateur wrestler for the University of Missouri. At Arrowhead High School in Hartland, he won the state championship two times. In the junior season of 2005-2006, Ben won all 45 of his matches and pinned in 25 of them. Also, he went undefeated again with a record of 42–0in his senior year.
In the 2008 Olympics, he won a silver medal. After that, he made his professional MMA debut on February 7, 2009. Currently, he is an active submission wrestler. Also, he is a self-proclaimed black belt. Even he competed in the 2009 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship.
Moreover, 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 andOne Championship agreement. Ben is the 2010 Cerro Pelado International Senior Freestyle Silver Medalist. Also, he has won the ONE Welterweight Championship. Likewise, he won the gold medal at 2005 Pan American Championships Senior Freestyle.
What is the Net Worth and Salary of Ben Askren?
Askren earns a huge amount of salary and his total salary boosted his net worth through his career. He has an estimated net worth of around $500,000 as of 2019. He reportedly earned $350,000 for his win against Lawler at UFC 235- which is also the biggest paycheck of his career.
Askren lives a lavish lifestyle in his luxurious house and he has a Rolls Royce and Lamborghini too. He has a record of 18 wins in his career so he must have gotten a hefty amount of win bonus as well. Ben Askren‘s source of wealth comes from being an MMA fighter.
Who is Ben Askren Wife?
Ben Askren is a married man, he married Amy Askren. There is no further information regarding there first met and dating history. However, the couple tied the knot on April 9, 2010.
With the marriage, the couple is blessed with three children. The first two children of Ben are daughters while the third child is known to be a son. Askren hasn’t shared any details about his children names and death of birth. His marriage is going strong as there is no news regarding any extramarital affairs at present.
Also, he seems to be a good father and spends a lot of time with his children. There are no rumors of divorce between the lovely couple. The blessed couple is often caught and found in parties. Furthermore, he recently took part of controversy recently due to his Twitter beef with another American mixed martial artist Dillon Danis.
Also, in 2015’s One FC fight ended in controversy. In the year 2018, he ripped Interim UFC Welterweight Champion Colby Covington on social media. Currently, there are no rumors concerning his life and career. The married couple is living a blessed full life with there children.
Ben Askren’s Height & Weight
Ben Askren stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches with a good weight of around 77 kg. Besides this, he has a pair of eyes with blue color and dark brown color hair. Regarding his other body measurement are unknown.
Ben Askren on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Ben is quite active on social sites such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. He has more than 221k followers on his Twitter account and over 505k followers on his Instagram. Further, he has more than 60,273 followers on his Facebook account.
Facts of Ben Askren
|Full Name||Ben Askren|
|Date Of Birth||July 18, 1984|
|Age||35 years 10 months|
|Place Of Birth||Hartland, Wisconsin|
|Height||5 feet 10 inches (1.78m)|
|Profession||Mixed martial artist and former Olympic wrestler|
|Education||Arrowhead High School, University of Missouri|
|Parents||Father Chuck Askren Mother Michele Askren|
|Ben Askren Instagram|