Khamzat Chimaev and Darren Till seems like an unlikely duo, but here we are.

In a day and age where many fighters want to threaten and insult fighters in or around their own weight class, Chimaev and Till haven’t just broken bread. They’ve joined forces to become boys, through and through.

Through various live streams and social media posts, it’s become apparent this is a thing now. Till trained at Allstars in Stockholm, before the two recently made their ways out to Las Vegas to train at the UFC Performance Institute.

The pairing of one of the funniest fighters in the sport and one of the hottest rising stars just really works. Till’s boisterous personality seems to liven up Chimaev – a seemingly tough task, considering how serious he often seems.

One way or another, the duo really works. Opposites attract and if their symbiosis improves them as much in the cage, as it does their popularity out, UFC middleweights and welterweights should further be put on notice than they already are.

Ahead of his return at UFC 273, go behind the scenes in a recent video (above) released by Chimaev that shows what his daily grind with Till is like.

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