The First Block Podcast

TFB#4: Ben Askren on his UFC debut and the budding romance between crypto and MMA

February 6, 2019

Ben Askren is an undefeated MMA fighter and a former US Olympic Wrestler gearing up for his debut in the UFC on 2 March. After spending the last few years as the Welterweight champion in both ONE Fighting Championship and Bellator MMA, he announced his signing with the UFC in late 2018 and is set to make his debut in the Octagon against former champion Robbie Lawler at UFC 235. He talks about his involvement with the Litecoin foundation and the growing influence and collaboration between the MMA world and cryptocurrencies.


1:28: Ben’s preparation for his debut fight against Robbie Lawler | 4:41: Will Ben ever fight Tyron Woodley? | 5:16: UFC 235 | 6:34: The mutual admiration between the combat sports and crypto worlds | 8:38: Ben’s intro to crypto | 10:16: MMA fighters working with cryptocurrencies | 11:10: Association with the Litecoin foundation | 13:10: The potential of censorship-resistant money in combat sports | 15:30: Ben’s plans for India.