Ben Askren News

Dec 19, 2017 7:58 am

Ben Askren trashes “very insecure” UFC President Dana White

It’s no secret that Ben Askren – long regarded as one of the best fighters outside the UFC – is not a fan of UFC President Dana White. Speaking on a recent episode of Submission Radio, Askren reiterated his feelings on White, and he pulled no punches. “Dana White’s a scumbag, I don’t take anything he...

Nov 28, 2017 11:22 am

VIDEO | Ben Askren Explains Why He’ll Only Come Back for GSP, Not Rory MacDonald

After demolishing Japanese MMA veteran Shinya Aoki at ONE: Immortal Pursuit, Ben Askren rode his funky train into the sunset, retiring from MMA for good. …Or maybe not. Freshly-retired Askren took to Twitter to plant the seed of a possible return fight with Georges St-Pierre. If you think this opens the door to a bunch...

Nov 25, 2017 11:29 am

Freshly Retired Ben Askren Calls Out Georges St-Pierre

He came, he wrestled, he got funky, now he’s gone. Ben Askren was able to take out multiple-time lightweight champion and grappling guru Shinya Aoki at ONE Championship’s Immortal Pursuit in his retirement fight. He walks away from the sport with little to no damage and boasts an undefeated record of 18 wins, 11 of...

Nov 24, 2017 8:00 am

VIDEO | Ben Askren Finishes Shinya Aoki in the First Round at Immortal Pursuit

Today at an historic ONE Championship event, Ben Askren leaves MMA for good. His retirement match was against a legend in his own right, grappling wizard and multiple-time former champion, Shinya Aoki. Askren slammed the former ONE lightweight champion Aoki down after he pulled guard, then it was basically all over from there. After some...

Sep 7, 2017 5:31 am

Ben Askren breaks down retirement bout with “legend of the sport” Shinya Aoki

Shortly after his destruction of Zebaztian Kadestam at last weekend’s ONE Championship: Shanghai event, it was announced that Ben Askren’s next fight would be his last. His opponent in this November 24 retirement fight, it was revealed, would be Japanese lightweight veteran Shinya Aoki, who stands out as one of the finest submission players in MMA...

Sep 6, 2017 1:49 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO Ep. 48 // Ray Borg | Ben Askren

BJPENN Radio is back tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with more of what you crave! 8:15PM ET- Kicking off the show tonight we are joined by the No. 3 Ranked UFC Flyweight, Ray “The Tazmexican Devil” Borg. Just days before the biggest fight of his career we’ll preview Ray’s first attempt at UFC gold as...

Sep 4, 2017 6:02 am

Ben Askren gets awesome opponent for retirement fight

“Funky” Ben Askren has long been regarded as one of the best welterweights outside the UFC, and perhaps the best fighter outside the UFC period. Over the weekend, in the main event of ONE Championship’s stop in Shanghai, the seemingly unstoppable wrestling specialist added to that reputation with a lopsided mauling of Zebaztian Kadestam. As it...

Sep 2, 2017 7:36 am

HIGHLIGHTS | Undefeated Ben Askren Dominates at ONE FC Shanghai

Ben Askren retains his title, tells @awawisconsin to get ready to get back to work on Tuesday. @FloWrestling #ONEShanghai pic.twitter.com/Hca3VTkJTY — FloCombat (@FloCombat) September 2, 2017 Some fans have said that Ben Askren’s style is boring, but he’s finished five of his last six opponents. Actually, you can make that six in his last seven....

Jul 12, 2017 2:34 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 41 // Ben Askren | Duane Ludwig | Rich Franklin

BJPENN.COM Radio returns at 8PM ET/5PM PT with Ben Askren and Rich Franklin! 8:15PM ET- We kick things off with ONE FC Welterweight Champ and arguably the best grappler in MMA today, Ben Askren. “Funky” Ben is several weeks removed from his most recent title defense and we’ll getting the scoop on when he expects...

Feb 25, 2017 10:23 am

Ben Askren breaks down the grappling of Khabib Nurmagomedov

It’s no secret that UFC lightweight #1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov possesses some of the most dominant wrestling, and lethal ground and pound in the entire sport of MMA. In addition to holding the UFC record for most takedowns landed in a fight, Nurmagomedov is one of the few men in the UFC with an undefeated...

Oct 21, 2016 3:35 pm

Ben Askren wants Georges St-Pierre: You can’t say I’m not the best

ONE FC champion Ben Askren is widely believed to be one of the best fighters not currently signed to the UFC. With a 15-0 professional record that has seen Askren not only claim the ONE championship, but also win the Bellator welterweight championship. As if that weren’t enough, Askren defended his ONE FC championship once,...

Oct 17, 2016 3:43 pm

Ben Askren calls out Georges St-Pierre following news of free agency

Following news of former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges Saint Pierre becoming a free agent, ONE FC champion Ben Askren has officially called out GSP. The longtime UFC champ broke the news of his free agency on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, and Askren must have been listening, as he tweeted this just minutes after...

Apr 22, 2016 8:31 pm

Ben Askren rips Benson Henderson following loss to Koreshkov

Former Bellator welterweight champion and current ONE Championship title holder Ben Askren (15-0 MMA) took to Twitter Friday night to poke fun at former UFC title holder Benson Henderson for losing his Bellator debut. “Funky”, who defeated Andrey Koreshkov via fourth-round TKO at Bellator 97 in July of 2013, had the following tweets directed at...

Apr 15, 2016 10:26 am

VIDEO | Ben Askren defeats Nikolay Aleksakhin (Full fight)

Friday morning, Ben Askren and Nikolay Aleksakhin went to war at ‘ONE Championship: Global Rivals’. While Aleksakhin came in looking much bigger than Askren, the welterweight champion managed to pick up a unanimous decision win using his elite wrestling skills. The fight was a non-title fight however due to the fact that Aleksakhin missed weight....

Feb 11, 2016 8:24 pm

LOL! Ben Askren parody of “Hello” by Adele

This has to be one of the funniest videos we’ve seen in quite some time. In the video above you can see One Championship welterweight kingpin Ben Askren doing a parody of “Hello” by Adele for the 2016 World MMA Awards. In the parody Askren asks UFC President Dana White for forgiveness for all the...