Amy Askren is a popular Amerian celebrity wife. Amy Askren is the wife of Ben Askren. Ben is a prominent Olympic wrestler and former Bellator Welterweight Champion. Besides this, Amy is also involved in Real Estates Business and is a team member of Firefly Real Estate.
Table of Biography
Amy Askren’s date of birth, her exact age, and her birthplace is not clearly mentioned on the web. There is also no information regarding Marion’s exact birthplace and zodiac sign either. Nevertheless, Amy Askren is an honorary citizen of the United States.
There is also no insightful information regarding Amy’s educational journey and family details either. Nevertheless, Amy has shared a few photos of her parents and siblings on her Instagram profile. Amy also has a big brother named Brad.
Career and Professional Life
Amy Askren is mostly famous as the celebrity wife of Ben Askren. Ben is a prominent American retired professional mixed martial artist and amateur wrestler. Amy’s husband was the former Bellator and ONE Welterweight Champion. It was before Ben competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Besides being a celebrity wife, Amy is also involved in Real Estates Business and is a team member of Firefly Real Estate.
As an accomplished grappler, Amy’s husband was a US Olympic Team Member and Pan American Champion in freestyle wrestling. Ben was also a two-time NCAA Division I National champion (four-time finalist) and two-time Big 12 Conference champion (four-time finalist) for the Missouri Tigers.
Furthermore, Ben was also the second wrestler to secure multiple Dan Hodge Trophies in folkstyle wrestling. It is equivalent to the Heisman Trophy. Moreover, Ben was also a World Champion in submission wrestling.
On 3 November 2018, there was an announcement that the UFC signed Askren under the “trade UFC and One Championship agreement”. It was in exchange for former UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson.
Amy’s Husband – Ben’s Ultimate Fighting Championship against Robbie Lawler
Also, Ben Askren made his UFC debut against the former UFC Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler on 2 March 2019 at UFC 235. They initially scheduled the bout between Ben and Robbie for UFC 233. However, after the event’s cancellation, they rescheduled the fight for UFC 235. Amy’s husband – Ben Askren – won the fight via bulldog choke in the first round, through a controversial stoppage by referee Herb Dean.
Ben’s opponent – Robbie Lawler – appeared unconscious. This prompted referee Herb Dean to stop the fight. Soon after that, Robbie Lawler stood up protesting the stoppage. Looking at the game replays, it clearly shows Robbie Lawler’s arm going limp and giving a thumbs up right after. Some people attribute this as Robbie Lawler slipping in and out of consciousness.
Although people find the bout between Ben and Robbie controversial, Nevada Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett explained that the commission had no problem with Dean’s decision to stop the fight. Furthermore, Amy’s husband – Ben Askren – faced Jorge Masvidal on 6 July 2019 at UFC 239. During this game, Jorge violently knocked out Ben Askren with a flying knee 5 seconds into the first round. This is considered the fastest knockout in UFC history.
Other Matches and Involvements
Later, on October 26, 2019, Amy’s husband – Ben Askren – faced Demian Maia at UFC on ESPN+ 20. Amy’s husband lost the fight via submission in the 3rd round. This fight earned Ben Askren the “Fight of the Night” award. Then on 18 November 2019, Ben Askren announced his retirement from mixed martial arts competition.
After back-and-forth on social media, Amy’s husband – Ben Askren – was scheduled to face YouTube personality Jake Paul in a boxing match. This match is scheduled for 28 March 2021.
Furthermore, Amy’s husband is competitive in the sport of disc golf. In the year 2009, Ben Askren finished 9th in the Amateur World Championships. Also, Discraft sponsors Amy’s husband. Ben is also involved in cryptocurrency investing.
Moreover, Ben Askren co-hosts a couple of weekly wrestling podcasts. Some of them are FloWrestling Radio Live with Christian Pyles on FloWrestling; The Funky & FRB Show with Front Row Brian on Rokfin, and The T-Row & Funky Show with two-time NCAA Champion Tommy Rowlands.
Additionally, Amy’s husband is ranked No. 10 in the UFC Welterweight Championship rankings. Ben competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics. He also competed for over three years in the Bellator Fighting Championships. Later on, Amy’s husband Ben and his brother opened a wrestling academy named Askren Wrestling Academy.
There is no information regarding Amy Askren’s net worth and earnings. Talking about her husband – Ben Askren’s net worth and earnings, as a famous Olympic wrestler and former UFC Champion, Ben’s net worth estimation is above $10 million dollars.
Apart from his net worth, Ben’s annual salary is reported at around $500,000. Further, Amy’s husband also receives a decent amount from various sponsorships. More importantly, sponsorship is also the main source of income for UFC fighters. Additionally, Amy’s husband also receives a sum of $50,000 just to show up in his first bout with ONE FC.
Amy’s husband also signed with Reebok for sponsorship. Also, Ben receives another $50,000 additionally if he wins the fight as a win bonus. Amy’s husband also earned a sum of $350,000 in a win against Robbie Lawler. This is considered his biggest paycheck to date. In addition to his financial earnings, Ben also possesses some expensive cars and houses. Moreover, Amy and her husband – Ben’s car collection includes cars like Rolly Royce and Lamborghini.
Amy Askren’s husband is Ben Askren. Ben and Amy tied the knot on 9 April 2010 in front of their family and friends. The couple has three children together – two daughters namely Alex and Andi; and a son named Ozi.
Body Measurements and Social Media
There is no information regarding Amy Askren’s body measurement details including her height, weight, chest-waist-hip measures, dress size, shoe size, etc. Moreover, Amy has blonde hair and hazel eyes.
Talking about her social media presence, Amy goes by @amyaskren1 on Instagram. She has shared exactly 273 posts and earned over 3.4k followers on her account. Likewise, she also often appears on her husband’s Instagram account @benaskren.