Rewind with Ben Askren: ONE Championship, NCAA wrestling, MMA debut, more | ESPN MMA

  • Published on May 23, 2019
  • UFC welterweight Ben Askren sits down to turn back the clock on some old footage, including the NCAA wrestling championship, promoting his MMA debut in a hotel and more. He also discusses his hopes to earn a title shot in the UFC.
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Comments • 203

  • Louie Bravo
    Louie Bravo Month ago

    Askren is one of the best grapplers ever! His striking is far behind though. I believe he is one of the best ever, but he’s out of his true prime in UFC.

  • J Rodriguez
    J Rodriguez Month ago +1

    5 sec 😂😂😂💀

  • Kid Kawhi
    Kid Kawhi 3 months ago

    Ten years ago Brian Ortega was given a choice.

  • ZeeS x
    ZeeS x 3 months ago +1

    I love Ben but he’s didn’t beat Robbie

    • Omgitsjoetime T
      Omgitsjoetime T 3 months ago

      Oh come on. Robbie would have been out cold within ten seconds if they didn’t stop it. Dude already fell asleep once

  • B H
    B H 3 months ago

    Did he just say “usman”? Beyond shocked he didn’t say Marty lol

  • Donte Mac
    Donte Mac 3 months ago +1

    hope this guy really shakes up the UFC....i didnt think he would get past Robbie,but here we are :)

  • xcarraski
    xcarraski 3 months ago

    What's the style hair that Ben askren has what's it called

  • Jaye Fletcher
    Jaye Fletcher 3 months ago

    Breath of fresh air in the ufc 💯 He’s doing what fighter should be doing But are more interested in Moaning about Ben wtf Learn from him idiots

  • ObieJPM
    ObieJPM 3 months ago

    he was 125lb, I was 170lb, yeah thats fair fella, you certainly the best a beating people lighter than you. oh yeah , never forget that Robbie Mauled you proper, welcome to UFC

    • Rukh
      Rukh 3 months ago

      Shinya is 155

  • pauly shore
    pauly shore 3 months ago

    His career is ass, who fucking cares ?

  • Charles Charlemagne
    Charles Charlemagne 3 months ago

    double legs his brother after the win lol

  • Lukas Belinski
    Lukas Belinski 3 months ago

    right on ben

  • S S
    S S 3 months ago

    Wow this is a great video, I'm surprised it doesn't have more views

  • Nick Quenville
    Nick Quenville 3 months ago +1

    Shout out to New York Ric

  • w4rl0ck 7h3 gh057
    w4rl0ck 7h3 gh057 3 months ago

    1 get rocked and stuffed with my Afr0puff !

  • Dread Man
    Dread Man 3 months ago

    Ben Askren has thee worst UFC debut ever, its hilarious. In fact, since he is considered as one of the greats, you can even say it's the worst UFC debut of all time......BOOM! Roasted

    • Dread Man
      Dread Man 3 months ago

      @S S that's what you were saying when Askren was getting his ass beat in the first few seconds of the fight........."NOOOO. JUST NOOOOO, OH GOD PLEASE NOOOOOO". and that's what you will be saying when Masvidal fucks him up. Ben is getting that 3 piece and a soda thats for sure. In fact Ben is most likely getting served a whole buffet of punches. All you can eat fist to the face, fist to the mouth special.

    • S S
      S S 3 months ago

      @Dread Man Yeah... Still no. Just no.

    • Dread Man
      Dread Man 3 months ago

      @S S or does your initials stand for Stupid Sissy. To stupid to realize that Ben just doesn't have what it takes, or to much of a Sissy to admit he doesn't have what it takes.

    • Dread Man
      Dread Man 3 months ago +1

      @S S weather you agree or not, the fact still remains that Ben Askren has thee Worst UFC debut ever especially with all the hype that came with Ben from being Undefeated in other promotions, but even if you strip away Bens fighting credentials and viewed his debut with fresh eyes, its still the worst UFC debut of all time. You got to admit his UFC debut is brutally hilarious! I can admit it and I'm a fan of funky Ben askren

    • S S
      S S 3 months ago +1

      Yeah.... no.

  • Graham Barth
    Graham Barth 3 months ago +8

    ONE Championship has the best ring girls.
    Prove me wrong.

  • Thomas Villavicencio
    Thomas Villavicencio 3 months ago

    Go for masvidal's leg and hold on for dear life. Hope you survive again.

  • Matthew Bayley
    Matthew Bayley 3 months ago

    Check a WELTERWEIGHT trivia quiz in 30mins on Instagram @themmapursuit !

  • Marcos Garcia
    Marcos Garcia 3 months ago +1

    He doubled his brother, lol!!

  • Dang on man boo
    Dang on man boo 3 months ago +17

    Ten years ago Brian Ortega had a choice.

  • Dash
    Dash 3 months ago

    The GOAT. Him vs Khabib, cmon Dana!

    • Adam A
      Adam A 3 months ago +1

      Don't think Ben can make it down to 155 and I don't think he really wants to. We need that 165 lbs weight class for Ben Vs Khabib. 165, C'mon Dana!

    • S S
      S S 3 months ago

      If he makes it past Jorge, then we know for sure he is legit.

  • Elis 93
    Elis 93 3 months ago

    Yes my man New York Ric! Nice work

  • blitz thekraken
    blitz thekraken 3 months ago

    Why hasn't Head and Shoulders sponsored Ben?

  • GOAT McGregor
    GOAT McGregor 3 months ago

    Is that my rick.? Good to see the little munchkin spreading his Jewish wings

  • B randon
    B randon 3 months ago +12

    If Ben askren will wrestle Jordan Burroughs to promote wrestling can we get Ben askren and MKBHD to promote disc golf!!!!

    • Griff -
      Griff - 3 months ago

      Funky meets Mark Ass Brownlee

  • Steven Clark
    Steven Clark 3 months ago +4

    I’m really glad there was a shoutout to disc golf!

  • b00stedrust
    b00stedrust 3 months ago

    Preview of Jorge and Ben: just mentally put in ben over Colby body. xD:
    Btw colby was a weight class under Jorge here.

  • I'm here
    I'm here 3 months ago +2

    masvidal is about to serve him that famous 3 piece and a soda
    masvidal is about to knock out clean

    • I'm here
      I'm here 3 months ago

      @S S maia couldn't do anything to masvidal for 15 minutes

    • S S
      S S 3 months ago

      It could happen if Askren doesn't get a hold of him.

  • George Buchanan
    George Buchanan 3 months ago

    Everyone get this post to number one so I can ko or tap Dillion danis weak ass. After him I'll ko Connor mcbitch an so his wife what a real man is. I'm guessing she's tired of mcbitch little prick of a dick.

  • Shable
    Shable 3 months ago +4

    You tube tricking me after i watched this vid completely, stayed in my suggested vids again. So how many times do i have to watch this before it goes away is the question!

    • Shable
      Shable 3 months ago +1

      @Adam A its not just you, plus theres more repetitive ads than ever! Its like they have juiced up their algorithms to chase their tale and its running in circles, and YT are setting defualts after 3mths instead of year after watching a vid. So that you know youve seen ir before, they just use the 6 months recycle method and every update resets it to zero. Im using youtubr veiwers now to stop this. Its got bad

    • Adam A
      Adam A 3 months ago +2

      Every TVclip video I get recommended I've watched... I thought it was just a shitty broken system for everyone. I even remove them from suggestions constantly and put my reason as already watched and it changes nothing.

  • Tony Arenas
    Tony Arenas 3 months ago +5

    Hold uppppp, was that NY Rick?! Haa! It's been a looooong time coming ! Congrats ma boy

  • Combat Bananas
    Combat Bananas 3 months ago

    I got Ben Askren on steam, he's a douche.

  • Sekiro Borne
    Sekiro Borne 3 months ago +2

    Robbie was robbed..

  • Kyel Dancey
    Kyel Dancey 3 months ago +6

    Ben’s really just a nice guy who’s hard as nails.

  • Zak Laine
    Zak Laine 3 months ago

    Yes FINALLY! Cant wait for Ben to kick Jorges ass!

  • Percival Cael
    Percival Cael 3 months ago +2

    love da funk but cmon shinya is too small for him to be competitive...

    • Rukh
      Rukh 3 months ago

      It was 155 vs 170. We have guys like Khabib and Lee who are natural 170s who go down to Lightweight and have the same advantage that Ben did in that fight.

    • john uzumaki
      john uzumaki 3 months ago

      Shinya is one of asias best grappler so

  • Cooper
    Cooper 3 months ago

    Askren get lamer and lamer

  • kingsmeadow
    kingsmeadow 3 months ago +5

    Ben Askren the type of guy to play frisbee golf in between beating up professional fighters

    • Dread Man
      Dread Man 3 months ago

      @Omgitsjoetime T if it doesn't apply then let it fly. If it doesn't apply then don't reply. It's that Fucking simple.

    • Omgitsjoetime T
      Omgitsjoetime T 3 months ago +1

      Dread Man In other news watch my talking cat videos In my channel. I’m sick of arguing over something that has no impact on my life

    • Dread Man
      Dread Man 3 months ago

      @Adam A no one's hating. The only one hater here is you. It's you hating on me for roasting Ben Askren. Ain't nobody above getting an ass whooping, and ain't nobody above ever being made fun of. The only difference is giving someone an ass kicking is something you should never try to do unless they really asking for it. As for making fun of someone, you could do that shit as much as you like. Yes it might lead up to you getting your ass kicked, but hey, like I said "ain't nobody above getting there ass kicked." And for all that shit Ben was saying about Masvidal, Ben is definitely getting his ass kicked.

    • Adam A
      Adam A 3 months ago +1

      @Dread Man lmfao every single fighter has brain damage. And people don't say not to make fun of Askren... Just get annoyed when people are obsessed with hating someone.

    • Dread Man
      Dread Man 3 months ago

      @Omgitsjoetime T you got to admit that Ben Askren got brain damage comment was funny.

  • Ends by Yo mom
    Ends by Yo mom 3 months ago +2

    More of this

  • If you laugh you sub!
    If you laugh you sub! 3 months ago

    Santos ragdolled him
    That wrestler rag dolled him
    Herb allowed a typical stoppage to continue which saved him from losing to lawler.
    Fuck boring Ben go to wwf kid

  • Usadaislegit
    Usadaislegit 3 months ago +27

    If you rearrange Artem, you get Marte from Nrbraska

    • D bro
      D bro 3 months ago

      U also get goat

  • Blake Morris
    Blake Morris 3 months ago +38

    I love this format. no shit talking, not loaded interview questions. just watching a fighter bs about his career.

  • Jake Glasgow
    Jake Glasgow 3 months ago +1

    Funky feel the love

  • Bixler Zavala
    Bixler Zavala 3 months ago +1

    Jorge will destroy this guy LOL

    • s b
      s b 3 months ago

      Jorge is trash u fanboys funny what because he koed a brit bum haha

    • b00stedrust
      b00stedrust 3 months ago

      Colby Covington little kids Jorge wrestling... and Jorge was a weight class above him at the time.. Proof:

      And ben is a better wrestler....He's guna get taken down... and beaten up. Watch.

  • Dj Tumbao
    Dj Tumbao 3 months ago +1


  • Garden Organic
    Garden Organic 3 months ago

    Burroughs beats Askren in MMA

  • Brett Perry
    Brett Perry 3 months ago +3

    Not sure when this was filmed, but Woodley won't be fighting for the belt anytime soon now.
    Anything better than a split decision win over Masvidal, and Ben should be home free on that title shot.
    The only other option would be RDA, and we all know the UFC will pick the guy who can sell more ppvs.

    • ViaticalSquire Gaming Montages
      ViaticalSquire Gaming Montages 3 months ago

      Brett Perry Then again everyone ( non casuals ) would like to see a rematch a rematch is always spicy even more if the guy who lost is hungry!

  • SickKent
    SickKent 3 months ago

    I hate this fake cunt. I hope Gamebred tortures and kills him.

  • Lightbringer
    Lightbringer 3 months ago +1

    Askren is the worst fighter in the UFC

    MAJOR PAIN WAYNE 3 months ago +1

    Who da fook is Frisbee golf ?

    • Rukh
      Rukh 3 months ago

      It looks fun as fook tbh

  • Jonathan Ibanez
    Jonathan Ibanez 3 months ago +1


  • Crimson Blue
    Crimson Blue 3 months ago +7

    Its surreal hes in the UFC. Never thought it would happen.

    • Crimson Blue
      Crimson Blue 3 months ago

      @Dread Man He's a tough sob, but yeah Lawler put it too him bigtime in that fight, and it will not get easier like you said. cheers mate

    • Dread Man
      Dread Man 3 months ago +1

      Dana was just waiting for the right time to get Ben right where he wants him, and for all the shit talking in the past he gave Ben to Lawler. Dana says he doesn't hate Ben at all, which is probably true and after throwing Ben to Robbie like that, for his first debut, how can Dana even continue to hate him. Robbie fucked him up good. And it's going to get harder. I will be really impressed if Ben actually made it to UFC gold still defeated. Thoroughly impressed.

  • justin etters
    justin etters 3 months ago +1


  • Alana Corbella
    Alana Corbella 3 months ago

  • Eric Pratt
    Eric Pratt 3 months ago +99

    Ben '' the greek god with a dad bod" askren

    • Dread Man
      Dread Man 3 months ago

      @Omgitsjoetime T maybe, if there wasn't that controversial stoppage. But since there is a controversial stoppage the best thing to do is to run it back. I mean for a fighter that's hungry for UFC gold and being that its a UFC debit you would think he would definitely want to run it back to make it a solid win. The fact that Askren rather just take the win as is, barely skimming through, it just disappointed me as his fan. And the way he declined in the post fight press conference just made it the worst UFC debut of all time. A simple NO would of been fine but he on to say "I didn't even want to fight Robbie to begin with, but you guys made me so I did, but I didn't want to". Jeeeeezus Ben I can't believe you went out like that.

    • Omgitsjoetime T
      Omgitsjoetime T 3 months ago +1

      Dread Man worst debut by showing he can take a beating from the best strikers and come back and win?

    • Linst654
      Linst654 3 months ago +1

      @Dread Man lmao my brain hurts trying to comprehend what the fuck your saying, please read your shit again

    • Dread Man
      Dread Man 3 months ago

      @Linst654 too early in the morning, but you understand, right sissy? Or am I not embracing the cringe enough? Like I said I never get that cringe feeling about anything nor do I know if and when I'm being cringy. When people say that word it's usually describing how they feel, which is something I cannot relate to, so therefore I really don't give a fuck about.

    • Linst654
      Linst654 3 months ago +1

      @Dread Man lol what, want to try again bud

  • Paul Weiner
    Paul Weiner 3 months ago +25

    Is this NY Rick?! HELL YEAH

  • Hernán Montero
    Hernán Montero 3 months ago +4

    Looks impressive and still the UFC debut was not good . Let’s see what happens next.

    • S S
      S S 3 months ago

      @Martial Villager I think it will happen some day, but that division is just packed with talent, and Askren and Lawler are getting up there in age. I think they want to fight a variety, and I as a spectator do also. What do you think?

    • Martial Villager
      Martial Villager 3 months ago

      Askren took more damage against Lawler than all of his other fights combined, Askren was almost knocked at a one point. It's impressive that he was able to come back and win, but I would love to see the rematch with Lawler. We need to know it wasn't a fluke...

    • BudduredToast
      BudduredToast 3 months ago +5

      I thought he was great. Like when Lawler threw him on his head, I literally thought he was dead. Then he went on to win.

  • Recency Bias Radio
    Recency Bias Radio 3 months ago +10

    This video too funky for TVclip 💪

  • nic niczo
    nic niczo 3 months ago +10

    Congratulations Ric
    I wonder if it´s a boy or a girl.