Ben Askren

Ben Askren, nicknamed "Funky", is an American retired professional mixed martial artist and former Olympic wrestler. Askren was a former ONE Welterweight Champion and former Bellator Welterweight Champion. He also competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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Mizzou Hall of Famer Ben Askren announces retirement from MMA

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Ben Askren Has Officially Retired From MMA Three Fights Into His UFC Career

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Ben Askren announces retirement from ‘everything’ says he needs hip replacement

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Ben Askren never reached pinnacle of UFC, but his impact was undeniable

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