Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight No. 1 contender, Darren Till, has not abandoned his move up to the middleweight division, but made weight so easily for his Tyron Woodley title fight, that he’s willing to stick around for another year or so to handle his business.
As of this writing, he’s getting closer to a Jorge Masvidal showdown at the upcoming UFC London event in March, following an international callout from “Gamebred” on Twitter. Sure, Leon Edwards would once again take a back seat, but it sounds like Till has bigger fish to fry.
Assuming said fish can find his balls.
“If I beat Masvidal, if I fight him, and then if Colby finds some balls, fight him maybe,” Till told Michael Bisping on “The Count’s” official podcast (via MMA Fighting). “We’ll see what happens. I’m not eager to straight away fight and then get a rematch with the champion. I just want to beat everyone. I want to beat everyone so there’s no questions left.”
That might take awhile.
Woodley is charged with fighting Kamaru Usman at the upcoming UFC 235 pay-per-view (PPV) event in March, after Covington had a falling out with promotion president Dana White. The expectation is that “Chaos” would battle the winner, assuming he remains inactive between now and then.
Those are the only three fighters ranked above “The Gorilla” in the promotion’s official rankings (see them here), though I would be willing to ignore the 170-pound ladder to watch Till slug it out with this disinterested menace.