The budding friendship between Khamzat Chimaev and Darren Till is winning hearts all over the internet. Khamzat reached out to Till after his submission loss against Derek Brunson. Till knew he had to work on his wrestling, and he accepted the offer to train with ‘The Borz.’
Khamzat is undoubtedly the most exciting guy in the MMA right now, and he’s been putting in the work to take his place among the elites of the game. Both Khamzat and Till share the same dream of becoming a champion, and Till claimed he needed someone like Khamzat to push him out from his comfort zone, and remind him that he’s still one of the best fighters in the whole entire world.
Michael Bisping is friends with Till, and he recalls a crazy incident that took place after the live event of UFC 272. Talking about it on The MMA Hour, he said, “So they’re in town with Darren cause Khamzat’s training for his fight with Gilbert Burns in April and they’re all staying. I was commentating on the weekend and we went out for dinner Friday night. And they picked me up from the hotel, which was very nice. They drive me back to the hotel… they get a little giddy.
“Just misses the fuel pump by about this much”- Michael Bisping was worried about his life during that car ride with Khamzat Chimaev and Darren Till
Fighters are supposed to be a little crazy, and Bisping isn’t really a gentleman himself. Former UFC champion thought he could handle the intensity, but the car ride home was too much, even for him. “Khamzat’s driving like an absolute goddamn maniac,” Bisping said. “And I mean a maniac. On the wrong side of the road, purposefully dodging traffic.”
Bisping added, “I’m in the back, ‘Ahh!! Ahh!!’ Screaming, putting my seatbelt on and I’m like, ‘Stop, stop, stop!’ They pull up to the gas station, I went in to buy some milk for my coffee in the morning, and I come out, they’re doing doughnuts like maniacs in the car park. I’m like, ‘Guys, you’re going to get arrested.’ I get in the car, Darren Till starts doing more doughnuts, just misses the fuel pump by about this much, oh my god. Let me out of this car. If they make it to the fight, if they don’t die, I’m gonna be very, very impressed.”