Given their longstanding Twitter beef, it looks like Ben Askren and Dillon Danis are finally open to competing against each other.
The pair have gone at each other’s throats for a while now, most recently engaging in a back-and-forth last week. However, for the first time, Askren has finally become receptive to the idea of facing Danis, even if it’s in a grappling match.
“At this point it’s my MMA career,” Askren said on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show this week about his main focus (via BJ Penn). “When I am done with that if I chose to take part in a grappling contest it would be Dillion Danis.
“Obviously, he challenged me to a grappling match. After my MMA career, that’s something I would definitely do.”
Danis would respond while Askren was on the air with Helwani:
“Biggest grappling match in the history of the sport Dillon Danis vs @Benaskren let’s f*cking do it!” he tweeted.
However, like Askren said, it’s unlikely to happen until after his mixed martial arts career is over. That’s because Danis is currently in Bellator and a cross-promotional bout with the UFC looks unlikely.
Things could change if Danis were to jump ship to the UFC later on, however.
Are you interested in seeing these two fight?