Ben Stark: Fighter, Coach, Traveler Ben Stark is only 34 years old and has already accomplished what takes many martial artists half of their lives. He has competed in MMA, Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai, traveled the world, and is currently  associated with one of the most recognizable teams in combat sports. Stark, a native of Connecticut, moved to Florida in 1994 and began his amateur career in MMA nearly a decade later. By 2006, following three amateur fights, he looked to turn pro but was delayed because of a car accident. “It really put a stop to everything that was progressing at the time,” Stark said. Despite the setback, Stark began his pro career with four straight wins, all submission finishes. That run wouldn’t end until 2007 when he suffered his first career loss. After a three year layoff, Stark would fight once again,...

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