After months of speculation, UK up and comer Darren Till finally has his next opponent secured: he’ll fight Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson when the UFC rolls into Liverpool’s Echo Arena on May 27th. Already fans are anticipating an excellent banger of a match with two elite strikers going head to head, and you can count Till amongst those who can’t wait for it to go down.
“Everyone says I’m not worthy of him ... well, let’s just f**king fight,” Till told MMANYTT. “Because it’s getting me more lit up now inside. Let’s f**king do it. Let’s do it. Me and him. Show me how good of a striker you are, because I know I’m better, I know I’ll take his chin clean off. I know I’m better than him.”
Since knocking out Donald Cerrone in the first round back in October, Till has finally started to get some respect. And with the spotlight firmly on him as he headlines a hometown fight in Liverpool, he’s pulling out all the spots to make the most of the attention.
”I’m not scared of anyone,” Till said. “I’m not scared of Gunnar’s grappling and I’m not scared of Usman’s wrestling, I’m not scared of Woodley’s power and I’m not scared of Thompson’s karate. I don’t give a f**k about any of them. I’m not scared of any of them. They should be f**king scared of me because I’m a vicious little c**t.”
Till’s recent skills on the mic have people comparing him to Conor McGregor, and Darren went so far on the Obviously Fight podcast to pull a Mystic Mac and predict he’d knock out “Wonderboy” in the third round. But is Thompson too much of a step up? That’s just one of the questions that makes their match up so intriguing.