WATCH: WBA Champion Conor Benn Applies Rear Naked Choke on Darren Till

Published 12/23/2020, 4:57 AM EST


Conor Benn is one of the many boxers who have recently teased their potential in the MMA world.

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Looking at the ongoing scenario, umpteen pugilists have been spotted training with UFC fighters and Conor Benn also joined the tide alongside Darren Till.

The Brit boxer was pleased to train with the welterweight/middleweight sensation at the Tam Kaobon’s gym.

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Both Till and Benn posted videos and pictures of their MMA session. Here, the WBA (Continental) welterweight champion applied a rear-naked choke on the ‘Gorilla’.

Conor Benn involved himself in a ground game with Till. Although he successfully trapped the UFC fighter in a choke, it’s clear he got a couple of hits too in the session.

Till tagged ‘The Destroyer’ as a maniac who prefers being hit on the face. He wrote in his Instagram caption, “(Conor Benn) fit right in at (Team Kaobon). He enjoys getting hit in the face, a real life maniac like all of us. I LOVE IT…” 

The Brits had a great time together and Till was successful in bringing a boxer into the MMA world, even though at a mere gym session.

Conor Benn comes after ‘The Gypsy King’

A year ago, much before the Conor Benn-Darren Till saga, WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury entered the cage with Till.

It was when ‘The Gypsy King had hinted about entering the UFC roster. He claimed that he wanted to train with Conor McGregor earlier.

But later it was Darren Till who assisted the WBC champion in the MMA practice. Fury went for a complete session and displayed commendable groundwork.

The heavyweight-welterweight/middleweight pair gave us immense insight into the sport. Boxing is a part of MMA and boxers need to get hold of the whole fighting process in it.

Nevertheless, Fury is a great heavyweight, and he seemed pretty comfortable inside the cage. Following the trend, Claressa Shields is also training for her MMA trial now.

She has signed a multi-fight deal with PFL and will compete in both- boxing and MMA for a while. She is at Jacksonwink MMA. Former UFC champions- Jon Jones and Holly Holm are guiding her through the new journey.

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It’s incredible to witness the boxers enter the MMA world. But, do they really have a chance in this new format? What’s your take?

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What did you make of Benn’s attempt at a rear naked choke?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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