Former UFC welterweight title challenger Darren Till and new UFC welterweight contender Ben Askren have been jawing at each other on social media for weeks, slowly constructing one of the division’s best rivalries.
As luck would have it, they’re both currently in London, as Till is set to battle Jorge Masvidal in the UFC London main event, and Askren is on the ground as a guest fighter.
Given that they’re both in The Big Smoke for the card, it was only a matter of time before they crossed paths. And thankfully, the UFC had cameras rolling at the time of their inevitable meeting.
See Ben Askren and Darren Till cross paths at the top of this post.
Askren also detailed this run-in with Till in a quick interview, which can be seen below:
Provided Darren Till gets by Jorge Masvidal in the UFC London main event tomorrow night, which is far from a certainty, all signs point to a fight between him and Ben Askren in the not too distant future.
Here’s the full lineup for the anticipated UFC London card, which will air entirely on ESPN+ (get a free trial here):
The Main Card | 4:00 pm ET on ESPN+
170 lbs.: Darren Till vs. Jorge Masvidal
170 lbs.: Leon Edwards vs. Gunnar Nelson
205 lbs.: Volkan Oezdemir vs. Dominick Reyes
135 lbs.: Jose Quinonez vs. Nathaniel Wood
170 lbs.: Danny Roberts vs. Claudio Silva
185 lbs.: Jack Marshman vs. John Phillips
The Prelims | 1:00 pm ET on ESPN+
145 lbs.: Arnold Allen vs. Jordan Rinaldi
155 lbs.: Marc Diakiese vs. Joseph Duffy
205 lbs.: Nicolae Negumereanu vs. Saparbeg Safarov
185 lbs.: Tom Breese vs. Ian Heinisch
145 lbs.: Danny Henry vs. Dan Ige
125 lbs.: Priscila Cachoeira vs. Molly McCann
145 lbs.: Mike Grundy vs. Nad Narimani
Do you think we’ll see Darren Till and Ben Askren fight this year, or will Jorge Masvidal play the spoiler?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 3/15/2019.