What is Ben Askren’s Estimated Net Worth and Salary? Ben MMA’s Statistics and Career as a Half-Retired Mixed Martial Artist in the United States

Ben Askren, a.k.a. “Funky,” is a half-retired mixed martial artist who competed for the University of Missouri and the United States Olympic team as an amateur wrestler.

He has held the titles of ONE Welterweight Champion and Bellator Welterweight Champion in the past.
He was previously traded to UFC in exchange for One Championship’s Demetrious Johnson. He is now a member of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

What is Ben Askren’s Salary and Net Worth?

Ben Askren, an American mixed martial artist, is reported to be worth around $4 million. His career earnings total $500k, according to his disclosures. He had an 18-win record in his career, therefore he must have earned a sizable win bonus as well.

At UFC 235, Askren, a mixed martial artist, was a major winner. He was a former Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight champion who won a disputed submission over ex-UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler. For his UFC debut, Askren was paid $350,000. Lawler was paid $200,000 for his efforts. After the match, he attacked the Reebok fighter’s salary, saying:

“I only have to wear Reebok to this. And to the open workout, and to the weigh-ins, and to the fight, all that stuff… They’re not paying me enough though. I got put in that damn first bracket. I didn’t think about that [when I signed with the UFC]. When I thought about it, I probably should have negotiated the Reebok money up ’cause they’re not paying me enough. I think it’s $3,500 only? It’s pretty terrible.”

Ben Askren’s Net Worth in Comparison to Other Mixed Martial Artists

S.N Mixed Martial Artists  Estimated Net Worth
1. Jorge Masvidal $1million
2. Colby Covington $2 million
3. Ben Askren  $4 million
4. Robbie Lawler $6.5 million
5. Nate Diaz $8 million

A White Lamborghini can be Given as a Gift

  • Ben Askren was given a white Lamborghini with the words “Dynasty of Heroes” written on the hood.
  • Other details about his vehicle are currently unavailable.
  • There is also no information about his home or other sources of income.
  • We can presume, based on his great job, that he is living a rich lifestyle with his family in a lavish mansion.
  • He also enjoys taking vacations with his friends and family.

What is the MMA Record of Ben Askren?

On February 7, 2009, Ben Askren made his professional MMA debut, defeating Josh Flowers via TKO in the first round. Later, he competed in the Bellator Fighting Championship Season 2 Welterweight Tournament, which he won.

He went on to defeat Douglas Lima, Lyman Good, and Nick Thompson after that. From 2010 till 2013, Ben defended the championship before leaving Bellator to become an unrestricted free agent.

Ben tried to work out a deal with the UFC, but it didn’t work out since Askren thought the negotiations were shady. In 2013, he joined the One Championship and defeated Nobutatsu Suzuki to become the ONE Welterweight Champion.

He announced his retirement from MMA on November 24, 2017, after defeating Shinya Aoki in his final fight. In his MMA career, he has an 18-win record. He fought Robbie Lawler at UFC 235 on March 3rd, 2019, after retiring from MMA and won via rear-naked choke in the first round.

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