What is Ben Askren Net Worth in 2021? Here's the Complete Breakdown
Learn all the details you need to know about the earnings and net worth of the American mixed martial artist Ben Askren.
Retired UFC fighter Ben Askren is returning to action on April 17, 2021, to fight against the YouTuber, Jake Paul. This comes just over a year after his retirement and the event will be at 'The Fight Club' run by the rapper Snoop Dogg.
Ben Askren retired after suffering two losses from 22 fights - one of which included a knockout loss in just five seconds against Masvidal. His opponent, Jake Paul, is an Internet celebrity with 20 million YouTube subscribers and 14 million Instagram followers. Regarding his boxing fights, he's won both of his matches so far through knockout.
Ben tied the knot with his better half, Amy Askren. To people who are not much familiar with the professional life of Ben Askren, we compiled some details of his net worth and career below.
What is Ben Askren's Net Worth in 2021?
According to Media Referee, the retired professional mixed martial artist Ben Askren holds an estimated net worth of $10 million as of January 2021. He made a major portion of this fortune during his professional career playing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Former UFC fighter Ben Askren holds an estimated net worth of $10 million as of January 2021.
Ben Askren was an expert grasper and played as a member of the US Olympic Team and Pan American Champion in freestyle wrestling. He is also a two-time NCAA Division I National champion (four-time finalist) and two-time Big 12 Conference champion (four-time finalist) for the Missouri Tigers.
In folkstyle wrestling, Ben Askren was the second wrestler to secure multiple Dan Hodge Trophies. Additionally, he was also a World Champion in submission wrestling.
Ben Askren made his MMA debut as a professional on February 7, 2009. In the debut, held in a promotion called Headhunter Productions: The Patriot Act, he fought against Josh Flowers and finished him quickly.
Similarly, Askren fought in Bellator Fighting Championship (now known as Bellator MMA). He even became the Bellator welterweight champion, defending his title against some big-name fighters such as Jay Hieron, and Douglas Lima.
Ben Askren Led an Impressive UFC Career
Ben Askren signed a two-year contract with ONE Championship on December 9, 2013. He became the champion in his second match after defeating Nobutatsu Suzuki. By this time, he'd defended his MMA title five times, and retired from MMA.
Ben Askren signed with ONE Championship in 2013.
Ben Askren came to UFC after UFC and ONE FC traded him and Demetrious Johnson. He had a fantastic debut in UFC, against the former champion, Robbie Lawler. However, his unbeaten streak ended against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 239. He also competed in one more game against Demian Maia and lost.
So far, Ben Askren holds an impressive career record of 19-2-0. Since his retirement from MMA, he's focused on some other projects of his own. He hosts a podcast named RUDIS Wrestling Podcast.
Ben Askren and Jake Paul Fight Update
As mentioned above, Ben Askren was up to fight Jake Paul. A lot of hype was going on regarding the match of a retired fighter against a YouTuber. So, what happened?
Well, after a lot of noise, the duo finally faced off each other on the ring. According to Triller, around 1.45 million people paid money to watch the live streaming match.
Talking about the result, despite being a pro-mixed martial artist, Ben lost the match by TKO. Surprisingly, yes, Jake became victorious. However, many viewers and personalities questioned the legitimacy of the match.
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