Ben Askren announces his retirement from MMA | Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show

  • Published on Nov 18, 2019
  • Ben Askren goes on to Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show to announce his retirement from the MMA and how he needs hip replacement surgery. (6:35) Askren goes on to say the hip issue wasn’t the reason he lost, he says he lost because he wasn’t good enough and how if he regrets not going to the UFC earlier than he did. (12:38) Askren says he never thought about his legacy because people are always going to talk about him and criticize his performances. (17:50) Askren continues the interview by saying his retirement in 2017 he wasn’t fully committed to ending his career but this time he is, due to his hip replacement. (23:10) Ariel asks Askren what he wants to do now that he’s retired, Askren says he will do some broadcasting and continue his coaching career. (27:00) Ariel and Askren continue the discussion by naming the top 5 personalities in the sport with Conor McGregor being number one. (32:30) Ariel Helwani then plays Ben Askren a tribute video highlighting the best moments that the two of them have had on the show.
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  • Raoh
    Raoh 2 hours ago +1

    Go bust a watermelon clown.

  • We Dem Boys
    We Dem Boys 2 days ago

    Jorge knocked dude into retirement

  • Swagger Cre8ion's
    Swagger Cre8ion's 5 days ago

    Only time Conor can make a top 10 list is a Personality list 👏👏

  • mostov ndiaye
    mostov ndiaye 5 days ago

    Ben Askren: I thought Jorge Masvidal would be my easiest Path to the title shot
    Dana White: Dude I boosted you so many times Ben
    Ben Askren: Your fighters are too tough for me I think I will have to retire

  • J D
    J D 7 days ago

    The ultimate hip escape

  • ivan sivic
    ivan sivic 8 days ago

    dude just erAse your internet account.whole internet on off and go into yrour cave you ghost!

  • Ryan Knight
    Ryan Knight 8 days ago

    Ariel if my aunt had nuts she’d be my uncle

  • John Doe
    John Doe 11 days ago

    I think he being his self up to bad. He actually had a great career that lost fighters won't. 19-2-1(NC) with all 19 wins coming in a row, no one has done that not even Jon Jones. Only one with a better win streak in MMA is Fedor and he was a true monster. Lot of wrestlers don't even make it to the Olympics on top of getting any medals.
    I think he was a fun addition to UFC and was a good trade. He just had a tough road right out the gate Jorge, Lawler and Damian Maia aren't exactly cake walks. But hope he enjoys whatever he does do in his life from here on he seems like a pretty cool dude. And even though he had to put himself put there a bit saleing his fights I think though we may have all had our jests at his expense we all glad and appreciate he did it.

  • Hau Tak Leighton Tam
    Hau Tak Leighton Tam 11 days ago

    He should replace his hip with the kneecap stuck in his head.

  • charley222
    charley222 12 days ago

    Ben Askren is a clown

  • dat vergil doe
    dat vergil doe 14 days ago

    Legend. Love the guy.

  • Matt
    Matt 15 days ago

    Is Ben Askren gay?

  • Matt
    Matt 15 days ago

    6:35 You are retiring because you are not good enough. You got what you got for trash talking how you did.

  • whatsmy nameagain
    whatsmy nameagain 15 days ago

    Id retire if i had to work with ariel.

  • cointoss election
    cointoss election 16 days ago

    smart move understanding he's not a human timex watch.

  • Julian Witte
    Julian Witte 16 days ago

    dont retire :((((((

  • Jed Sazon
    Jed Sazon 16 days ago +1

    he never fully recovered from the humiliating defeat from Masvidal.

  • breakaway2x
    breakaway2x 17 days ago

    People only want you to be remembered by your losses and not your wins and accomplishments. We all know that if Askren Masvidal happened 10 more times, you wouldn't see a flying knee finish again in 5 seconds. That was brilliant but also lucky....which is why Masvidal has never been able to finish anyone with a flying knee in 5 seconds in his career except this one fight. So people shouldn't be all like he could do so easily. It was a good shot and a lucky shot.

  • HumbleFishStix
    HumbleFishStix 17 days ago +1

    To think this man could have retired unbeaten and left us memeless

  • Draziw
    Draziw 17 days ago

    The only other better news topping Bens Askrens retirement is this hype job blowing up in Dana’s face!!!

  • coinstalker Hunt Hard
    coinstalker Hunt Hard 19 days ago

    Okay now that I watch the video a little bit I understand why you're retiring I hope your hip gets better when you get a hip replacement I think you're going to find it's going to be better than the one you had and you'll soon need one on the other side but six months after that operation you should be able to fight again

  • coinstalker Hunt Hard
    coinstalker Hunt Hard 19 days ago

    Come on Ben don't retire bro just work harder get better at striking you can do it man you're a really good world-class wrestler dude get into some Jiu-Jitsu in California in the Gracie camp come on man Ben don't man don't give up dude

  • Melvin Britton
    Melvin Britton 19 days ago

    As a 23yoa MMA fighter this was depressing, could barely watch it

    AAASTUFF 19 days ago +4

    Retired From UFC,
    just go back to Bellator where you were no 1😂

  • M R
    M R 20 days ago

    I thought Masvidal already retired him?

  • Najib Rahman
    Najib Rahman 20 days ago +4

    It seemed like yesterday when he was calling out the whole UFC roster individually

    • Alex
      Alex 2 hours ago +1

      @Raoh Damian Maia is a knockout artist and a brawler :O

    • Raoh
      Raoh 2 hours ago +1

      Alex He didn’t get any nobody fights because Dana hates him and his fighting style. Dana wanted him to get embarrassed in the UFC. Dana only likes knockout artists and brawlers.

    • Alex
      Alex 2 days ago +1

      I guess it's smart. At least he lost to good fighters. Vs losing to bunch of nobodies.

  • OT Pie Flipper
    OT Pie Flipper 20 days ago

    Dana wasn’t exactly wrong back in the day when he said Askren is a boring fighter. I mean the Masvidal fight ended up being a real snooze fest.

  • Tom Yiannis
    Tom Yiannis 20 days ago

    His longevity is at 0.5 percent.

  • michael cesario
    michael cesario 20 days ago

    he wanted to be a champ , but he couldn't even make it as a chump

  • Lolita Davidovich
    Lolita Davidovich 20 days ago

    I like Ben as a commentator.

  • YungSiner
    YungSiner 21 day ago +1


  • Kanwar Anand
    Kanwar Anand 21 day ago

    Oh man- sorry to hear though you were no favourite

  • Wise Rise
    Wise Rise 21 day ago

    Tbh I think askren beats masvidal 9x out of 10

  • Side Hustle Monster
    Side Hustle Monster 21 day ago

    The Brian Bosworth of MMA

  • Arch God
    Arch God 21 day ago

    he blaming the hip problems for the end of his career lol. cause he died 3 times

  • Cee R Cee
    Cee R Cee 22 days ago

    Ben "advances in technology" Askren

  • Richard Burns
    Richard Burns 22 days ago

    man i ididnt like dude , but respect great wrestler , if only he could throw hands all the very best dude

  • Names Been Used
    Names Been Used 22 days ago

    The only fight I lost money betting on an askren ufc fight was the lawler fight...

  • Joe Daniel De La Rosa
    Joe Daniel De La Rosa 22 days ago

    I did this..I did that...I won this .. I won that....haha. Sorry dude. Everybody warned you, Even Dana White. The UFC is too tall of a hill for you to climb. He should've stayed out. The Robby Lawler fight was controversial, and he got smeared the rest of the fights. Failed.

  • Delusional Meezy
    Delusional Meezy 22 days ago

    i thought it was pretty petty of Ariel to take digs at Ben like that

  • Bobby C
    Bobby C 22 days ago

    Ben overall is a good guy and good athlete. He just couldn't compete at the highest level in the UFC. Oh well, he made some decent money I'm sure.

  • Carlos Brazao
    Carlos Brazao 22 days ago

    Jorge Masidal sealed the deal!!

  • All The World Is A Stage

    13:55 “How many times are you going to ask the same question?”

  • teeb hawj
    teeb hawj 22 days ago

    0-3, I would retire too, bellator here he comes.

  • Useless Information
    Useless Information 22 days ago

    For all the fuzz and will they wont they, and we finally get askren in the ufc and its

  • johan bell
    johan bell 22 days ago

    gets beat up a few times and now runs XD

  • Christian Castro
    Christian Castro 22 days ago +1

    Ben Askren: been having this hip issue
    Masvidal: this won’t take long

  • Mike Perry
    Mike Perry 22 days ago

    Ben Askren Never Lost To This Day!
    But He has been Murdered Repeatedly on 4 separate occasions... Burroughs, Lawler, Masvidal, Maia in less then 1 year. This guy cant even walk without his Cane now. UFC ate him up so fast

  • ToPay IstoFail
    ToPay IstoFail 22 days ago

    Great work Ben
    A true champion
    Role model
    Put your health first
    You have a great life ahead of you

  • DennyOliver
    DennyOliver 22 days ago

    Jorge MASVIDAL humiliating was his feeling

  • Just Know
    Just Know 22 days ago +1


  • Just Know
    Just Know 22 days ago

    “where do i fall into that .. top 5?” ariels kinda funny😂

  • Nobody Move
    Nobody Move 22 days ago

    A total asshole in his wimpy wins. So humble when he lost the shortest fight in MMA history. He’s lucky he wasn’t fighting Neikey Holzgren.

  • Patrick aka Freestyle
    Patrick aka Freestyle 23 days ago +9

    You can tell just by his posture that something is wrong with him physically.

  • Chris Wheeler
    Chris Wheeler 23 days ago

    Ariel annoying as always

  • kenny blackwell
    kenny blackwell 23 days ago


  • JoeyVonn
    JoeyVonn 23 days ago

    You Sell Tickets, pick easier fights and get to work.... This is a bad example...

  • Mustafa Mond
    Mustafa Mond 23 days ago

    Good sport, no one can deny

  • PhamNet
    PhamNet 23 days ago

    All the best Askren.. u gpt to sprinkle a lil ufc glitter over the top of an incredible career! Next Askren vs Kurt Angle WWE

  • Brian Mcneil
    Brian Mcneil 23 days ago

    Gotta think, what pocket did he carry his cell phone.