Ben Askren and Darren Till Exchange Words On Social Media

UFC 235 winner Ben Askren and UFC London's Darren Till exchange words following Askren's win over Robbie Lawler in Las Vegas.

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Ben Askren now has a UFC win – albeit a controversial one – and he’s already eying prospects for his next fight. “Funky” seems to have his eye on former UFC welterweight title challenger and decorated striker Darren Till. He took to Twitter shortly after UFC 235 to call “The Gorilla” out:

This prompted a response from Till, who said he’d see “Funky” in London for his fight against Jorge Masvidal:

Askren fired back by warning the Englishman not to duck him again:

On the main card of this past weekend’s (Sat. March 2, 2019) UFC 235 pay-per-view (PPV), Askren picked up a first-round submission win over Robbie Lawler. However, there’s some controversy as to whether or not Lawler was actually rendered unconscious by the choke. Despite this, the fight still goes down as a submission win for Askren in the record books.

He has his eyes on Till, who is set to face Jorge Masvidal in the main event of UFC London this month. Till suffered a second-round submission loss to Tyron Woodley in their welterweight title bout at UFC 228 in September. It was the first defeat of his professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career.

What do you think about a match-up between Askren and Till?