Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently revealed its plans to make its mixed martial arts (MMA) debut in Liverpool, England, headlined by none other than local hero and undefeated welterweight contender Darren Till.
More on that news here.
During last weekend’s announcement, Till told the fans in attendance for the UFC London weigh ins that his goal was to fight former division title contender Stephen Thompson, which led to a feeding frenzy on the message boards.
Too bad nobody told “Wonderboy.”
I just spoke to former UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson who informed me that the UFC has NOT reached out to him about fighting Darren Till at UFC Liverpool in May. #UFCLiverpool https://t.co/2VWAy4gxoR— Chris Taylor (@CTaylor_96) March 16, 2018
Wonderboy told me that he is back in the gym, but added that his hand is not yet fully healed. I would say there’s a good chance he could participate on May 27 if offered. #UFCLiverpool https://t.co/vegvfH1nGQ— Chris Taylor (@CTaylor_96) March 16, 2018
Till (16-0-1) scored his biggest win to date by turning away longtime veteran Donald Cerrone last October in Poland. Thompson (14-2-1), meanwhile, has been arguing with this fellow contender about who deserves the next crack at Tyron Woodley’s crown.
Then we have the division’s class clown somewhere in the mix.
Since the UFC Fight Night 130 event is booked for May 27, the promotion doesn’t have a lot of time to make up its mind about Till’s opponent, so expect to hear something in the next few weeks, if not days.