Ben Askren had the following to say regarding his retirement (via MMAFighting.com):
“I’m perfectly content. Listen, I told someone this the other day, and this is something I can be totally proud about, I hope I don’t eff this up while I’m telling it live: I have never turned down a fight, I have never pulled out of a fight, I have never missed weight, I have never failed a drug test, and I have never lost. And I don’t know that anyone else can say that, ever.”
Askren meets Shinya Aoki in a ONE Championship title bout tomorrow (Nov. 24).