Ben Askren je odlučio da odradi još jednu posldnju borbu i da nakon toga završi karijeru, on je do sada ne poražen u svojoj profesionalnoj MMA karijeri i ima skor 17-0-1. Većo deo karijere je odradio u Bellatoru gde je bio šampion welter kategorije, kada je posle par godina u Bellatoru odlučio da pređeu u “ONE FC”.
Tamo je takođe osvojio pojas welter kategorije koji je uspešno odbranio dva puta. Sada ima jednu borbu pred sobom i to će da mu bude poslednja protiv Shinya Aokia, ta borba će se održati 25. novembra.
Sada je Askren otkrio svima zbog čega je je odlučio da okači rukavice o klin.
The first reason is because nobody retires in time. I mean, you think about who retires during their prime, the number of athletes who do that in any sport is very small. And obviously a sport like golf, where you see Tiger Woods fall off — well, there’s not really too much damage he could take from that, right? Although when you watch him and he sucks, and you’re like, ‘God, he used to be so good, but you suck now,’ it’s kind of disconcerting as a fan, right? But then you look at someone like Muhammad Ali, who was literally my favorite athlete of all-time. The punishment he took from sticking around too long past his prime, man, I would have to say — we can’t prove it, but I’d have to say we could guess it led to a lot of the problems that he had later in his life.”
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