Ben Askren Height ~ How Tall is He Really?

"People are stubborn, and sometimes even if the change is good, people will always oppose change."

"Young guys kind of have this chip on their shoulder of, 'I want to prove something,' right? 'I've got to prove how tough I am. I've got to prove how good I am.' And man, now as I'm getting older, I think it's almost sad when guys my age and older still have that chip on their shoulder."

-- Ben "Wiseguy" Askren

Ben Askren is a wrestler turned mixed martial artist turned boxer. He is also a master troll and has got a particularly ingenious way of rubbing people the wrong way. By the way, he is a smart and really nice guy in real life but has got a particular way of doing things which some people find rather strange, hence the nickname - Funky.

Now, Ben is not a tall guy but he is not short either. He is right where the average American male stands and also where the average height of the welterweight division of UFC probably is. He stands shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Kamaru Usman, Robbie Lawler, Colby Covington, and Jorge Masvidal. All of them are in the ballpark of 5'10" - some slightly above it and some slightly below it. We ask you what are but a few centimeters in the grand scheme of things?

UFC lists Ben at 5’11” but we are sure that Ben is slightly shorter than that. Maybe he has lost some height due to his hip problems. In any case we think he is slightly below the 5’10” mark.


The real height of Ben Askren is 5'9.5" or 176.5 cm

Ben Askren with a few fellow mixed martial artists
Henry Cejudo, Tyron Woodly, Conor McGregor, Ben Askren, Colby Covington, Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz height comparison
Henry Cejudo (5'3.5"), Tyron Woodly (5'7.5"), Conor McGregor (5'8.5"), Ben Askren (5'9.5"), Colby Covington (5'10"), Jorge Masvidal (around 5'10") and, Nate Diaz (6'1")

For reference, here is the average human height around the world - it will make you appreciate Ben Askren's height even more so.

Country Male Height Female Height
Indonesia 5'4"/163 cm 4'10.75"/149 cm
Bangladesh 5'4.25"/163 cm 4'11"/150 cm
Vietnam 5'4.5"/164 cm 4'11"/150 cm
India 5'5.25"/166 cm 5"/152 cm
Nigeria 5'6"/168 cm 5'1.5"/156 cm
China 5'6.5"/169 cm 5'1"/155 cm
Japan 5'7.5"/171 cm 5'2.25"/158 m
South Korea 5'7.5"/172 cm 5'2.25"/158 cm
Brazil 5'8"/173 cm 5'2.5"/159 cm
France 5'9"/175 cm 5'3.5"/161 m
Russia 5'9"/175 cm 5'3.5"/161 ccm
Spain 5'9.25"/176 cm 5'4"/162 cm
United States 5'9.25"/176 cm 5'4"/162 cm
England 5'9.5"/177 cm 5'4.25"/163 cm
Canada 5'9.5"/177 cm 5'4.25"/163 cm
Australia 5'10"/178 cm 5'4.5"/164 cm
Germany 5'10.5"/179 cm 5'4.5"/164 cm
Denmark 5'11"/180 cm 5'5.5"/166 cm
Finland 5'11"/180 cm 5'5.5"/166 cm
Sweden 5'11.25"/181 cm 5'6"/168 cm
Netherlands 5'11.25"/181.6 cm 5'6"/168 cm
Dinaric Alps 6"/183 cm 5'6.5"/169 cm
Nilotic people of South Sudan 6'3"/190 cm 5'10"/177 cm

Data painstakingly extracted more or less from Wikipedia and some other sources. Expect up to half an inch of discrepancy from real life. All heights are supposed to belong to relatively young people of the urban areas, so they may come out slightly over the real average height.