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Ben Askren

MMA Fighter                     

   

What advice do you have for an aspiring MMA fighter?

Go into the sport for the right reasons, not to be rich and famous, there are a lot easier ways to do that.  You have to be ready to work hard and put your heart and soul into it..

 

What is your career highlight so far?

Winning the Bellator title belt has to be the biggest highlight so far.

 

What is your favorite part about being an MMA fighter?

Doing something I have a passion for and being able to make a living doing it.  I really love to train, some people don't, but whether it is BJJ, Boxing, Kick Boxing or wrestling I love it all. 

 

Who were your heroes growing up?

Muhammad Ali, Steve Prefontaine, and Lance Armstrong. 

 

If you had the choice, who would you like to fight?

GSP, I got into the sport to see how good I could be and facing him would be the ultimate test to find that out.

 

What was your favorite subject in school?

Math because I was always very good at it and enjoyed it..

 

What do you like to do in your free time?

I love to play disc golf.