Daniel Cormier: Darren Till Lost The Fight Because He Hurled A Combo That Only works Well For Two Division Champion Conor McGregor
Things didn’t go the way rising contender Darren Till planned as UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley sent ‘The Gorilla’ to the canvas with a right hand early in the second round and submitted him via D’arce in the main headliner of UFC 228 earlier this month.
Well, that vicious choke finishing sequence originated with a right-hand counter to the jaw from Till’s lead right uppercut. That punch dropped Till tumbling to the ground, then saw ‘The Chosen One’ rain on ground-and-pound securing a fight win by submission.
Two division champion Daniel Cormier who was a partner with a broadcast team during the fight that night, ‘DC’ said ‘Gorilla’ made a very crucial mistake as he tried a risky combination that he shouldn’t pull off. (Via BJ Penn)
“Darren Till threw one shot,” Daniel Cormier said. “When he finally decided to go — I’ve always hated this combination. The only person that should ever throw a lead uppercut, punch down the middle is Conor McGregor. He’s the only person that has successfully done that time and time again. Conor goes uppercut, straight left hand. Everybody else: stop! No I’m serious. Everybody else, stop! Chuck Liddell almost got killed against Rashad Evans because [he did] that. And now look at Darren Till! You can not throw that. It’s a flawed technique. Because when you do this, and you’re loading that counter-hand, when you’re loading that second punch… You are so exposed [to the counter].”
Cormier particular point out that combination can only be pulled off by Conor McGregor.
Till’s unblemished record now tarnished with one loss in his professional record of 17-1-1 (with 12 victories by stoppage).
Do you agree with Daniel Cormier’s analysis? Do you think Darren Till was wrong in throwing a combination?
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