Former MMA Star Ben Askren Suffers Gory Injury

Ben Askren recently spilled some blood in grisly fashion.

Askren, who unfortunately helped make Jake Paul a boxing sensation, slit his eye lid wide open during a training round, and the aftermath was very graphic.

WARNING: The video below contains blood and isn't for the faint of heart. Consider yourself warned.

Now that we have the warning out of the way, you can take a look at the damage to the man known as Funky below.

Ben Askren is known for being a tough guy.

Ben Askren certainly seemed to deal with having his eyelid split open without really panicking or showing much pain.

Back during his MMA days, he was known for being able to take a beating without quitting. In his fight against Robbie Lawler, he got destroyed early on but took it like a champ. Eventually, he turned the tables and earned a win.

So, if you're able to get rocked by Robbie Lawler and still find a way to win, spilling blood from your eyelid shouldn't be any issue at all.

For the rest of us, that's probably an injury that puts you down for the count, but Ben Askren isn't like most of us. He's a former MMA star and as tough as a $2 steak.

He was damn near laughing at the fact he was bleeding in gory fashion.

Now, excuse us while we try to regain our appetites before heading into lunch. A lot of stomachs are going to be unsettled after watching that video of Ben Askren's eyelid.

Written by
David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture. He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics. Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.