During a recent interview with CLICKON Sports, Liverpool’s own Darren Till proved that he’s as calm and composed as ever heading into a career defining fight against Donald Cerrone in Gdansk this weekend.
The 24-year-old has been grabbing all of the headlines in the last few months, as the unbeaten Scouser attempts to rise up through the UFC ranks all the way to a future title shot. Some would say that he’s ‘talked’ his way into this upcoming fight with Cowboy, but his skills inside of the octagon are nothing to laugh at.
“The UFC should be considering me to be the next big thing in MMA. Conor McGregor is on his yacht somewhere with a full belly, full of money. Jon Jones isn’t coming back. Who else is there? I think the only name on everyone’s lips should be Darren Till. That’s all there is to it.”
Plus, and arguably most importantly, he has yet to lose inside of the cage and that’s something that few men inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship can say.
Till’s last performance only took place back at the start of September in Rotterdam, but his lay-off due to injury led Darren to realise that he needs to keep busy if he wants to stay relevant in the minds of not only the fans, but also Dana White.
When you hear him speak it doesn’t take too long to realise that his work is reminiscent of a certain Conor McGregor, although some MMA experts are sceptical due to his lack of finishes by comparison to the Irishman.
“Right now, every day I wake up thinking of Donald Cerrone. I have his image in my mind. So when I go to bed at night, I think of Donald, and when I wake up in the morning I think of Donald. That’s the only thing that matters right now.”
Plus, there’s the looming factor of Donald Cerrone to consider, as the veteran is still one of the most effective fighters in the promotion to this day. There’s a reason why he’s been at the top so long and it isn’t just because of his fighting frequency, as he’s actually managed to pick up victories over some fairly notable names.
Whatever happens in Gdansk this weekend it’s fair to say that this has all of the makings to be a Fight of the Year contender, and come Sunday morning we could be hearing about the emergence of a brand new megastar in the form of Darren Till.