COLUMBIA — At the end of former Missouri wrestler and Olympian Ben Askren’s first mixed martial arts fight, it was clear he possessed a talent for the sport. Although the usual MMA match lasts for three five-minute rounds, Askren knocked out his opponent in just one minute, 27 seconds.
Ben Askren excited about MMA contract
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