Askren announces retirement


Ben Askren has announced his retirement.

After more than 10 years and 21 professional fights, Askren (19-2 MMA) is calling it quits. The former NCAA Division-I wrestler and Olympian made the announcement on “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show” on ESPN on Monday.

“I’m retiring from the sport of mixed martial arts,” Askren said. “I am retired from everything. I was thinking about it when we had last talked. Obviously, it’s been something I’ve been considering.”

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