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Mizzou legend Ben Askren calls it a career

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Funky hangs up the gloves after only three UFC bouts

There may be a lot going on in the world of Missouri sports right now. Mizzou basketball beat up on Wofford to run their record to 3-1. Mizzou football is in a death spiral. We’ll have plenty on both of those throughout the week.

This morning, though, it’s fitting that we recognize the achievements of Missouri wrestling legend Ben Askren, who announced his retirement from mixed martial arts and his career in the ring overall.

The four-time All-American and one-time Olympian announced on Monday that he would be hanging up his gloves after recent news that he would need a hip replacement. Askren finishes his career at 19-2-1, with his only two losses coming in the past four months.

Cheers, Ben, and congratulations on a fantastic career. Here’s to hoping your next line of work doesn’t involve getting punched and kicked in the face.


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