Ex-UFC Fighter Ben Askren Visited WWE Performance Center In October


During a recent appearance on the “Insight With Chris Van Vliet” podcast, former UFC fighter Ben Askren said he was invited to the WWE Performance Center last October. For those unaware, Askren will be facing YouTuber Jake Paul in a boxing match on April 17. You can check out some highlights from the interview below:

On his October visit to the WWE PC: “I went down there in October. It was fun, they were really cool… I left with an open door there. I’m running my Askren Wrestling Academy business so I don’t think it’s something I would do full time but I would be interested in doing a little something with them. I really like them, everyone there was really cool and they run a really professional operation down there, it was awesome.”

On Gerald Brisco trying to recruit him for WWE when he was in college: “There was this guy named Gerald Brisco, he would always come to the NCAA tournaments and actually you know the thing he used to always tell me? He would tell me like every single year, ‘Ben if you were over 200 pounds I could make you a million dollars’. And I said, ‘Gerry, I’m not going to be that big ever. So, sorry. And I want to wrestle in the Olympics. I’m just not that interested’. So actually when I was at the Performance Center, Gerald came over and we bulls****ted and he’s a great guy.”

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