Burroughs, Askren to face off in charity wrestling match
NEW YORK (AP) — Five-time world champion Jordan Burroughs will wrestle mixed martial arts star Ben Askren in a charity match next month.
Burroughs and Askren, a 2008 Olympic wrestler, will...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jon Jones defended his light heavyweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Anthony Smith at UFC 235 on Saturday night, overcoming a two-point deduction for an illegal...
Ben Askren retired nearly 18 months ago. He was content to end his mixed martial arts career as one of the best fighters never to compete in the UFC.
One Championship trades Askren to UFC for Mighty Mouse
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The One Championship mixed martial arts promotion says it has traded welterweight veteran Ben Askren to the UFC for former flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson.
One Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced what is thought to be the first major trade in MMA history Saturday on Twitter.
Both fighters were released from their current contracts, allowing them to sign with their new promotions.
Penn State’s Retherford honored again as top wrestler
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Penn State's Zain Retherford for the second straight year has won the Hodge Trophy, given to the nation's top college wrestler.
The three-time NCAA champion received 35 of 48 votes from a panel of journalists, former winners and retired coaches.
Retherford won titles this season at the Keystone Classic, Southern Scuffle and the Big Ten meet before winning the national meet at 149 pounds. He finished his career with a record of 126-3.
MADISON — As a junior, Watertown 195-pounder Stephen Maule made tremendous strides and qualified for the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament, but he got his butt handed to him in both of his matches at the Kohl Center.
Maule left the mat each time visibly upset, but turned that frustration into fuel for his senior year.