Darren Till and Kamaru Usman are both ranked in the top ten in the UFC Welterweight Division, but the two are far from friends.
The issues seemingly started a few months back after Till took a shot at Usman, who proclaimed to have only fought at 30% when getting a decision win over Emil Meek at UFC Fight Night St. Louis.
These two have been going after each other since then, which includes a very heated exchange recently on Twitter.
Everything started on social media when Usman called out Till for his apparent trash talking as of late:
Yo @darrentill2 you talked all that shit about wanting the fight but now you’re trying to ask for another lightweight?? ---- Go sit the fuck down somewhere mate @seanshelby @Mickmaynard2 @danawhite @AliAbdelaziz00— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) March 20, 2018
I’m sorry mate, truth is I’m scared of you! At 100% I could imagine you to be a monster so fuck that shit. I’m scared of wrestlers! And your striking is great aswell! Weird that you called out Colby after your last fight and not me tho ---------- #UsmanTheTwitterTalker— Darren Till (@darrentill2) March 21, 2018
I called out Colby because he wasn't under witness protection from @danawhite like you. He just simply hid like a lil Bitch. Now I'm free you're free the only way this fight doesn't happen is either you're a lil bitch or still under witness protection from Dana.— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) March 21, 2018
I’m a bitch who will come to rip your fucking head off, you will fake to want to fight with me and try to shag my leg off... I am finally ready to get over my fears and fight you. You beast! @seanshelby #UFCLiverpool ----— Darren Till (@darrentill2) March 21, 2018
You're a cheap version of Connor. All this fake hype because you beat a washed up lightweight.— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) March 21, 2018
UFC record (4-0-1) 2 finishes 1 draw and don't forget you couldn't make weight.
Me (7-0) more 10-8 rd than you have ufc fights.
Difference between me and @USMAN84kg is... I know he’s a tough fight! He thinks he is just gonna walk over me... hahaha what a guy, you have to love him! Keep your guard up GANGSTER!! ----— Darren Till (@darrentill2) March 21, 2018
Did I say you weren't tough?? No!! The difference is that I know that and I welcome it. Unlike you waiting for Dana to keep you safe away from the real killa in the division. U got skill but ur not a MMA fighter don't let this fake hype get U embarrassed in front of Liverpool. https://t.co/1dwErO7GVZ— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) March 21, 2018
If you welcome it stop talking all kinds of shit. Have some respect and stop being a jealous man just because there is a little more attention on me for beating a lightweight. Ye, your @ufc record is better than mine! An what, who gives a fuck!!— Darren Till (@darrentill2) March 21, 2018
I don’t care who you beat or the fake hype on you. A win is a win but don’t start poking your bird chest out acting like you’re a savage. Don’t say you’ll fight anyone, anytime, anywhere? And try to -- the real savage. You’ll fight some guys,some times, some places.— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) March 21, 2018
Ok mate your right, your the real savage, the real gangster etc... what more you want? I’ve just agreed to everything your saying. I’ve gave you respect. Your a great fighter ye. I said your record is better than mine and your still talking shit haha. Go to sleep kamara.— Darren Till (@darrentill2) March 21, 2018
Don’t be fooled by the media and these fake ass fighters claiming to be tough. I will humbly humble them all. When you’re ready to face your fears my little lad have the UFC call me -- @darrentill2 @danawhite @seanshelby @Mickmaynard2 @AliAbdelaziz00— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) March 21, 2018
Till currently has no opponent for the UFC Fight Night Liverpool card and Usman is also not booked for a fight at the moment.
UFC Fight Night Liverpool takes place on Sunday, May 27 from the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England with Darren Till and an opponent to be announced headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox Sports 1.