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Ben Askren Visited WWE Performance Center Last Year, Was Recruited By Gerald Brisco In College

Ahead of his fight against YouTuber and amateur boxer Jake Paul, former mixed martial artist Ben Askren sat down to talk on the Insight with Chris Van Vliet podcast, where he revealed that he visited the WWE Performance last year. Askren also spoke about how Gerald Brisco tried to recruit him into the wrestling company when he was in college. 

You can check out some of the highlights below: 

On visiting the WWE Performance Center:

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 being recruited by Gerald Brisco:

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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