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Ben Askren Announces Retirement

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On Monday morning on the Ariel Helwani MMA Show, Ben Askren announced his retirement from the UFC. Askren suffered back-to-back losses this year to Jorge Masvidal and Demian Maia.

Askren, who finishes his MMA career with a record of 19-2-1, entered the UFC after ONE Championship traded him in exchange for Demetrious Johnson. In his debut, Askren defeated Robbie Lawler via submission in a controversial bout.

Askren is a former Bellator and ONE Championship Welterweight Champion. After a short retirement in 2017, this news comes as a surprise.

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Rami J. Hanna

Rami Hanna Jr. is an MMA writer. He is from Victorville, California and joined The Athletes Hub in 2016 to focus on his writing career, and serve as the lead UFC analyst.

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