Retired combined martial artist – Ben Askren demanded a staggering amount of cash for a UFC return.
For years, Ben Askren was an enormous identify outdoors of the UFC. He was broadly thought to be the best MMA wrestler to have by no means fought contained in the UFC cage. Because of Joe Rogan and followers world wide, the UFC made a cope with One Preventing Championship to trade-off Demetrious Johnson for Askren.
Ben Askren makes his method into the UFC
As quickly as Ben was signed to the UFC, he was put towards “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler. After getting smashed within the early minutes of the struggle, Askren secured a bulldog choke and earned a controversial submission victory. It stays as his solely win within the UFC.
His subsequent bout was towards resurging star Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal. Though many analysts believed that Askren’s wrestling would subdue Masvidal all through the match, Masvidal proved everyone improper. In simply 5 seconds, Masvidal landed a legendary knee on Askren’s face, knocking him out immediately.
Unsurprisingly, Askren dealt with the loss like knowledgeable. However his subsequent bout proved to be equally dangerous. “Funky” confronted off towards a submission knowledgeable, Demian Maia. For essentially the most a part of the struggle, it was a sloppy placing battle. Nevertheless, when the bout hit the canvas, the momentum modified. And each fighters displayed unbelievable floor sport.
However ultimately, Ben made a drastic error and received choked out. Quickly after his loss to Maia, Askren introduced his retirement. He additionally revealed that he was preventing with a foul hip for a really very long time. Whereas some followers don’t appear to be bothered about Askren’s profession, there are others who would entertain a comeback.
Will Ben Askren return?
Not too long ago, a fan on Twitter requested Askren what it will take for Dana White (President of the UFC) to get him again to the octagon. Right here’s what Askren needed to say.
100 BTC and im at struggle Island https://t.co/yCw6xYyqFI
— Funky Ben (@Benaskren) Could 15, 2020
On the time of writing this text 100 bitcoins is the same as $959833. Would Dana pay Askren such an enormous quantity? No. Even in the event you add up all the cash he has comprised of preventing within the UFC, it doesn’t even contact the $900ok mark (sponsorships and different sources of cash are excluded). Additionally, Askren is retired for good. He’ll doubtless not return as his good days are behind him.
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