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Ben Askren: US Olympian, Former Bellator and ONE Welterweight Champion, UFC Fighter, Author of Funky

Team Never Quit

Collegiate wrestling record holder, Team USA Olympian, professional mixed martial artist, and UFC championship fighter. That’s Marcus’ guest – Ben Askren - on this week’s Team Never Quit Podcast. Marcus and Ben discuss how his unorthodox style earned him the nickname “Funky”, as he puts his opponents in scramble situations. Ben credits his dad for introducing him to the sport, and he really got serious when he joined a wrestling club in 6th grade. The combination of natural talent and a relentless workout regimen made him one of the most successful athletes in collegiate history, setting several records, as well as experiencing great success as an MMA fighter as well. In this episode you will hear: I get to work with kids who want to work really hard. They come in the gym and bust their ass. I hated team sports because I really wanted to win and others on my team didn’t share that sentiment. In wrestling, it was just me and the other person. I could always determine my destiny. We don’t want to force kids. We want them to love the sport and know what it’s gonna take to be special. We want to put great coaches in front of kids to give them a good opportunity to succeed in wrestling. There are kids that don’t have a strong role model, so I have such an important role to play. Great things take a long time. The Olympics suck because once you lose, you don’t get another shot for 4 years. Having a high-level background in something is important. You need to find a compliment. Who can impose their will more significantly, is important when skill levels are equivalent. Innovation – learning how to scramble. What I was doing was not working. I had to think outside myself for other options. I wasn’t having the success I wanted, so it was like “Shit, how can I do this?”


21 Dec 2022

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Ben Askren - Episode #235

"YOUR WELCOME" with Michael Malice

Michael Malice (“YOUR WELCOME”) is joined by Olympian and former MMA champion, Ben Askren, to discuss his new autobiography, concerning medical treatment overseas, and the ongoing debate about The Ultimate Warrior.  And for the very first time on “Your Welcome", Michael almost passes out on the show.  Grab a copy of Ben's autobiography, Funky: My Defiant Path Through the Wild World of Combat Sports, available now! twitter.com/Benaskren Order THE ANARCHIST HANDBOOK: https://www.amzn.com/B095DVF8FJ Order THE NEW RIGHT: https://amzn.to/2IFFCCu Order DEAR READER: https://t.co/vZfTVkK6qf?amp=1 https://twitter.com/michaelmalice https://instagram.com/michaelmalice https://malice.locals.com https://youtube.com/michaelmaliceofficial Intro song: "Out of Reach" by Legendary House Cats https://thelegendaryhousecats.bandcamp.com/ The newest episode of "YOUR WELCOME" releases on iTunes and YouTube every Thursday! Please subscribe and leave a review. This week's sponsors: Bonner Private Wines: bonnerprivatewines.com/MICHAEL Patriot Gold Group: Call 888-505-9845 or visit patriotgoldgroup.com/p/michael-malice/ Pluralsight: pluralsight.com/vision Progressive: progressive.com

1hr 10mins

30 Nov 2022

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Le Batard & Friends - South Beach Sessions

Dan speaks with former mixed martial artist, wrestler, and olympian Ben Askren about his journey through the fight game and the life it's created for him. Askren touches on his youth in wrestling, the mentality it takes to be a world-renowned fighter, why consistency is key, and the importance of not tying ego to outcome before detailing his new book, "Funky: My Defiant Path Through the Wild World of Combat Sports." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


7 Nov 2022

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SBS - Ben Askren

Le Batard & Friends Network

Dan speaks with former mixed martial artist, wrestler, and olympian Ben Askren about his journey through the fight game and the life it's created for him. Askren touches on his youth in wrestling, the mentality it takes to be a world-renowned fighter, why consistency is key, and the importance of not tying ego to outcome before detailing his new book, "Funky: My Defiant Path Through the Wild World of Combat Sports." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


7 Nov 2022

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Ep. #3306: Ben Askren joins the show, Paul Vs Silva predictions, more

MMA Junkie Radio

On Episode 3,306, the guys welcome Ben Askren onto the show, discuss their Paul Vs Silva predictions, talk about Anderson Silva taking back some of his comments, and much more.

1hr 35mins

27 Oct 2022

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#1110 Ben Askren | Olympian On UFC, Sterioids & Jake Paul

The Pomp Podcast

Ben Askren is an Olympic gold medalist, MMA fighter, and author of the brand new book "Funky". In this conversation, we discuss his fight with Jake Paul, PED usage in professional sports, the future of wrestling, the wrestling academy that Ben has built, and the business behind combat sports. ======================= Arculus is the next generation crypto & NFT cold storage wallet that combines one of the world’s strongest security protocols with the easiest to use form factor and app. Arculus requires 3-Factor Authentication to ensure only you have access to your digital assets – something you know – a PIN, something you have – the Arculus Key Card, and biometrics. Learn more and buy it now on getarculus.com. Use promo code POMP to save 15%. Remember, with Arculus, it’s your keys, your crypto. ======================= The Pod Pro Cover by Eight Sleep is the most advanced solution on the market for thermoregulation. It pairs dynamic cooling and heating with biometric tracking. Even better? Eight Sleep recently launched the next generation of the Pod. The new Pod 3 enables more accurate sleep and health tracking with double the amount of sensors, delivering you the best sleep experience on Earth. Go to eightsleep.com/pomp ======================= Valour (formerly DeFi Technologies) represents what’s next in the digital economy -- providing simplified, trusted access to crypto, decentralized finance and Web 3.0 investment opportunities. Institutions and investors can gain diversified, secure, compliant, and easily tradable access to a diversified set of industry-leading equity products and protocols, through a single stock purchase on a regulated exchange. Currently listed on U.S. (OTC: DEFTF) and Canadian (NEO:DEFI) exchanges. For more information or to subscribe to receive company updates and financial information, visit our website at valour.com ======================= Compass Mining is the world's first online marketplace for bitcoin mining hardware and hosting. Compass was founded with the goal of making it easy for everyone to mine bitcoin. Visit https://compassmining.io/ to start mining bitcoin today! ======================= LMAX Digital - the market-leading solution for institutional crypto trading & custodial services - offers clients a regulated, transparent and secure trading environment, together with the deepest pool of crypto liquidity. LMAX Digital is also a primary price discovery venue, streaming real-time market data to the industry’s leading analytics platforms. LMAX Digital - secure, liquid, trusted. Learn more at LMAXdigital.com/pomp =======================

1hr 37mins

26 Oct 2022

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James Mirtle on Robertson's Rise & Former UFC Welterweight Ben Askren!

The JD Bunkis Podcast

On this episode of the JDP, JD is joined by The Athletic's senior editor James Mirtle to preview everything coming out of Leafs camp this week! (00:45) They start off discussing Nick Robertson's role, how Toronto's third line will shape up, if the new-look bottom six can improve depth scoring this year, confidence levels surrounding the goaltending tandem, and clears the air about Mitch Marner playing defence. Then JD takes an early look ahead to Thursday Night Football (21:14), presented by DraftKings! Finally, former UFC fighter and author of "Funky: My Defiant Path Through the Wild World of Combat Sports", Ben Askren joins JD to talk about his new book and look back on his fighting career, starting from the UFC and all the way to his boxing match with Jake Paul (23:45). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.


5 Oct 2022

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Wrestling legend Ben Askren on how Fossil Future impacted his thinking

Power Hour with Alex Epstein

On this special episode of Power Hour to celebrate Fossil Future's launch week, I'm joined by wrestling legend and former MMA superstar Ben Askren. When Ben expressed interest in Fossil future on Twitter, I sent him an advance copy—which he read in full, and loved. I asked Ben to come on the show to describe how the book impacted his thinking. I also asked Ben, known as one of the great innovators in modern wrestling, about the keys to his innovativeness—keys that apply to virtually any field. This episode was both a thrill for me and a little surreal since as a longtime Jiu-Jitsu practitioner I've admired Askren from afar for many years. The fact that he responded to Fossil Future so positively is further confirmation to me that the framework and argument of this book are going to impact a lot of people's thinking for the better.


26 May 2022

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Why Bitcoin Won’t Do 100X: MMA Fighter Ben Askren On Bitcoin, Celebrities & Crypto Adoption

The Wolf Of All Streets

We’re joined today by an absolute badass. Ben Askren (@Benaskren) is a former UFC fighter and now a strong Bitcoin advocate. We sat down at Bitcoin Miami to discuss how MMA and sports are integrating crypto into the mainstream, why Bitcoin is so powerful globally due to remittance payments, why Bitcoin could be the global reserve currency, and more. THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS►► I couldn't be more excited to announce that Vuori is a sponsor for the show. I've been wearing their clothing for years and can't get enough of it. Countless episodes have been recorded in Vuori, and I tell everyone they need their incredibly versatile and comfortable clothing. You can do practically anything in it. For our listeners, they are offering 20% off your first purchase. Get yourself some of the most comfortable and versatile clothing on the planet at vuori.com/melker.Not only will you receive 20% off your first purchase, but enjoy free shipping on any U.S. orders over $75 and free returns. Get your outfit today at: https://thewolfofallstreets.info/vuori►► Have you ever had your exchange go completely offline during days of high volatility? Of course you have. We've all been through it. Those days are no longer with Bullish. Bullish is a new breed of digital asset exchange that empowers users to trade with deep and predictable liquidity across highly variable market conditions. They also have incredible automated market-making and industry-leading security. I can't get enough of this platform and it's fully regulated.Sign up here: https://thewolfofallstreets.info/bullish/youtubeEPISODE LINKSBen Askren: https://twitter.com/BenaskrenProduction & Marketing Team: https://penname.co/FOLLOW SCOTT MELKER• Twitter: https://twitter.com/scottmelker• Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scottmelker • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wolfofallstreets • Web: https://www.thewolfofallstreets.io • Spotify: https://spoti.fi/30N5FDe • Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3FASB2c #Bitcoin #Crypto #BitcoinMiamiJOIN THE FREE WOLF DEN NEWSLETTER📩 https://www.getrevue.co/profile/TheWolfDen


30 Apr 2022

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Ep 30: Ben Askren

The Reformed Sports Project Podcast

Ben Askren is a wrestling and MMA superhero. One of the most dominant college wrestlers in history, Askren became a folk hero during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, before going on to become a multiple-time MMA champion and one of the sport's biggest stars. He founded the Askren Wrestling Academy, one of the premier wrestling programs in the country that regularly churns out champions at all levels. A Reformed Sports Project Advisory Board Member, Askren joins Nick to discuss his academy's unconventional approach to developing young athletes, how competitors lock in mentally, and why he prioritizes effort over performance in youth sports.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


27 Apr 2022