BEN Askren, who has an MMA record of 19 wins and just two defeats, has been married to his wife for 10 years.
The 36-year-old former UFC star will take on YouTuber Jake Paul in a boxing ring on April 17 in his next fight.
Amy and Ben Askren have been married since 2010Credit: Getty Images
Who is Ben Askren’s wife?
Askren’s wife, Amy, is a licensed realtor at Firefly Real Estate, near Milwaukee.
She has a B.A. in Finance from the University of Missouri and started her real estate career renovating and selling houses in Tosa.
She loves “doing quality work and bringing houses back to life”.
With 13,500 followers on Instagram, she describes herself as “wifey” to Askren – who is also known as “Funky”.
Amy is a licensed realtor at Firefly Real Estate, near MilwaukeeCredit: Getty Images
When did the MMA fighter marry her?
MMA fighter and Olympic wrestler Askren has been married to Amy since 2010.
In a post on Instagram on April 9, 2020, Askren wrote: “Happy 10 year anniversary to my wonderful wife @amyaskren1 !
“It’s been an amazing 10 years, looking forward to many more.”
In a recent interview with ESPN about the upcoming fight in April, Jake Paul referred to Amy as “thicc” – a slang word which has sexual connotations.
Paul also claimed Amy had been sending him private messages.
But Askren laughed it off on Twitter – and agreed that his wife was attractive.
The former UFC star posted a video on Instagram in which Amy can be seen reacting to Paul’s comments.
Amy and Ben have three young children – two daughters and a boyCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Do they have children?
Amy describes herself as a “mama” to three kids and a dog on Instagram.
The couple have two daughters and a boy and Amy often shares adorable photos of the family at home.
Her husband, who retired from MMA in November 2019, will face Paul in a boxing match in April.
Speaking to ESPN about the fight, Askren said: “I know Jake Paul is enjoying pretending he is a fighter.
“I think on April 17 he is going to have a rude awakening to what being a fighter is really like.
“Jake has led a privileged life and doesn’t really know what the meaning of being a fighter is.
“I’m going to put his dreams to an end.”
But Paul told ESPN: “I don’t think Ben Askren will even hit me. That’s my prediction.”
He released a lengthy statement in which he promised to knock Askren out in the first round and “add him to the meme collection”.