Fresh off a defeat of Robbie Lawler in UFC debut, Ben Askren is already looking ahead to his next fight. The former ONE and Bellator champ has got his crosshairs locked on the winner of the UFC London main event, which will pit Jorge Masvidal against Darren Till. In fact, he even plans to be in attendance for the fight to set up a showdown with the victor.
From the looks of it, Ben Askren is expecting that victor to be Darren Till.
Speaking on Twitter shortly after his triumphant UFC debut, Askren issued a combative callout of the Brit.
“Hey @darrentill2 now that there isn’t much standing between us, I don’t see your loose gums flapping,” Askren wrote. “See you in London, sucka!”
It did not take long for Darren Till to reply.
“Ben, your performance was shit,” the former welterweight title challenger wrote. “You barely won. You are ugly as fuck. That chin is too big not to miss. You have no respect for no one. Ohh… did I say you were a curly headed fuck? See you in London muppet!”
From there, Askren fired back, challenging Till not to duck him.
“I’ll take that as a yes,” Askren replied. “Don’t duck me for an easier fight this time.”
The key thing to remember amid all this trash-talking of course, is that Jorge Masvidal is going to do everything in his power to stop Till in London.
That being said, it seems like a Ben Askren vs. Darren Till fight is a very real possibility if the latter achieves victory in London. Who do you think would win this potential welterweight matchup?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 3/3/2019.