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Ben Askren rekommenderar inte MMA som karriär – ”It is a sh*tty career.”MMA & UFC NYHETER – SVERIGE

Ben Askren (19-2, 1 NC) avråder folk från en karriär inom MMA.

Ben Askren om sportens nackdelar

Ben Askren berättar i en ny intervju med MMA Junkie att han avråder unga fighters från att satsa på MMA.

I usually advocate against MMA. It is a shitty career.

Han berättar om de många steg som krävs för att få ekonomin att gå runt. Hur man som nykomling kan gå tre matcher i UFC utan att dra in nog med pengar att leva på.

I say out of the many thousands of people across America that want to do MMA, man, if you make it to the UFC, OK this is what I talk them through when they’re not that skilled: Make it to the UFC, which that’s hard, right? You’re going to have to do a bunch of amateur fights, then a bunch of low-level pro fights. Someone is going to have to see you, you’re going to have to not get injured, all these good things are going to have to happen to you. So you make it to the UFC, and you’re on a baseline contract, and (if) you win all three fights your first year, you’ll probably make $80,000.

OK, that’s all right. But, hold on, you didn’t pay your management, you didn’t pay your trainer, you didn’t pay your taxes. Shit, you’re sitting on $30,000 to $40,000. You’re at the poverty level. And that’s if you win all three fights and everything went really well. MMA is not a great career. It really isn’t.

Har rekommenderat MMA två gånger

Senare i intervjuan berättade han att det funnits två undantag i frågan. Två fighters som han verkligen kunnat, med fullt förtroende, rekommendera en satsning på MMA. Den första är forne UFC-fightern Corey Anderson (16-5, 1 NC). Anderson har efter en blandad kompott i UFC, nu funnit medvind hos Bellator. I Bellator har han lyckats hamna på en åttonde plats i pound-for-pound listan. Detta plus en annalkande titelmatch mot regerande mästaren Vadim Nemkov.

So I would go down to (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater), which is like 40 minutes away, and Corey was a national runner-up at heavyweight. I guess he had a little bit of a boxing background, and I said, ‘Hey, you should consider fighting. I think you’d be really good. You seem to have the mentality for it, you love to work hard.

Den andra fightern är Jordan Newman (4-0), en doldis som just nu är 4-0 i Bellator.

And then the other one, he’s one of my managers for AWA. His name is Jordan Newman. He’s currently 4-0 in Bellator and fights on Nov. 18.

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