Ben Askren popular with his nickname ‘Funky’ is an American mixed martial artist. Additionally, ben is also an Olympic wrestler. Currently, Funk is signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). On August 5, 2019, he is ranked no.11 in the official UFC welterweight rankings. Further, Ben was undefeated over his career before July 6, 2019, when he was knockout by Jorge Masvidal in 5 seconds. Moreover, the knockout was the fastest knockout in the history of UFC. Apart from this, Askren is a former Bellator Welterweight Champion and ONE Welterweight Champion.
Most people are familiar with his professional career. In this case, many of his fans are showing great interest in his personal life and eager to know about it. Below, we have provided you with all the information baout his personal and professional life.
mixed martial artist
Brother: Max Askren
5 feet 10 inches (1.78m)
How old is Ben Askren? Bio, Age, Nationality, Ethnicity, Parents, Siblings
The UFC fighter was born on July 18, 1984. As of 2019, he has successfully completed 35 years of his age. He was born in Hartland, Wisconsin under the birth sign of Cancer. Further, he holds American nationality but his ethnicity is unknown. Ben Askren took birt in the house of parents Chuck Askren (father) and Michele Askren (mother). Besides, Ben has one brother named Max Askren. His brother Max is also a wrestler.
Putting some flash into Ben’s education, he joined Arrowhead High School. Later, he enrolled at the University of Missouri after completing his high school. Ben was interested in fighting since his early age. Moreover, he was also an amateur wrestler while at University. Besides, he was also awarded many awards while at school and college. In 2006 and 2007, Ben won the National Collegiate Athletic Association Championship.
How much is Ben Askren’s Net Worth and Salary in 2019?
UFC is one of the wealthiest championships. Ben being a UFC fihter has earned a good amount of money from his UFC career. However, he hasn’t discloed the exact figure of his net worth and salary. However, we can say that his salary lies in 6 digits.
Apart from this, Ben along with his brother, Max has opened Askren Wrestling Academy in 2011. The Academy is located in three places Hartland, Mequon, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Further, Ben competes in Discraft and is also sponsored by Discraft. Besides, he also earns some money by co-hosting a couple of weekly wrestling podcasts “The Funky & FRB Show”. Apart from this, he also owns a Lamborghini car.
Ben Askren’s UFC Career and Awards
Ben developed his passion for fighting from his early age. Previously, he worked as an assistant coach at Arizona State University. Moreover, he was also an amateur wrestler while at the University of Missouri. Ben won all the 45 matches and pinned in 25 of them in his 2005-2006 season. Further, he became undefeated in his senior year with a record 42-0 in his senior year. Besides, Ben also participated in the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship held in September of 2019 in Barcelona, Spain and won some matches there. Moreover, he ranked 9th at the 2009 Amateur World Championships. Askren signed 2 years and 6 fight contract with ONE Championship in 2013.
Later, he decided to make his career in MMA post-Olympics. Askren played his debut MMA fight in February of 2009. Currently, Ben is signed to UFC. On November 3, 2018, he signed a contract under the trade UFC and One Championship agreement. Apart from this, Ben has won the 2010 Cerro Pelado International senior Freestyle Silver Medal and gold medal at Pan American Championships Senior Freestyle in 2005.
Personal life of Ben Askren: Girlfriend, Wife, and children
The 35 years old Ben is a married man. He tied his knot with Amy Askren on April 9, 2010. However, the couple hasn’t discloed any information about their wedding ceremony. Moreover, the couple has already welcomed three children. Ben hasn’t discloed any information about his children.
Apart from this, Ben’s past affairs seem to be clean. Any information about his past affairs and girlfriend hasn’t come to hear. Currently, Ben is living his happy life with his wife and children without any controversy and rumors.
Controversy/Scandal and Rumors
Askren came into controversy due to his Twitter beef with fellow American MMA player, Dillon Danis. Moreover, he also came into controversy in his One FC fight. Further, he ripped UFC Welterweight Champion, Colby Covington on Social media in September 2018 which lead him to controversy. However, he is currently far away from controversial topics.
Height, Weight and Other body measurements?
Ben Askren is 5 feet 10 inches(1.78m) tall and weighs 77 kg. Besides, he hasn’t provided any information baout his other body measurenment. Further, he has got blue colored eyes and dark brown hair.