Although Askren (19-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) didn’t reach the pinnacle under the UFC banner, he won titles in Bellator and ONE Championship and made a name for himself in the sport on a level few others have reached.
Askren was often a polarizing figure, but after revealing he was done with the sport, many within the MMA community expressed positive opinions about him. Check below to the see top Twitter reactions to Askren’s retirement.
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- Ben Askren announces retirement, cites hip replacement surgery as determining factor
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
Read the full article here: Twitter reacts to Ben Askren's retirement, including a challenge from Dillon Danis