Seventh-ranked welterweight contender Darren Till last fought against Donald Cerrone at UFC Fight Night 118 in October. It wasn’t long before the rugged vet was stunned by the rising star, and Till proceeded to finish Cerrone in the opening round. He certainly made a name in the welterweight division.
But, Darren Till is still one of the hottest stars and has promised to prove his champion status by showing his rivals that he is pure evil.
Liverpudlian speaking with Jim Edwards in a recent interview by MMANytt over the weekend (transcript courtesy of MMA Fighting) explained his absence and said that he’s got bigger fish to fry. He is planning on to win the welterweight title and is thinking about his move up to the 205-pound division.
“I couldn’t give a s**t about the welterweight division. I could care less,” said Till.
“Listen, at the end of the day, the title is coming to me no matter what. It’s coming to me. I’m not worried about the welterweight title or the middleweight title. I’m worried about the light heavyweight title. I know I’m gonna get the welterweight title. That is my title, and they all know it, so I’m not really worried who I have to fight to get there.”
There had rumors runs not long ago, where SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh, said a welterweight fight between his charge Gunnar Nelson and Darren Till is possible to headline UFC Fight Night 127, which takes place March 17 at The O2 in London. But Till says he was dealing with an illness and couldn’t accept the fight on short notice.
“I’m not scared of anyone,” said Till. “I’m not scared of Gunnar’s grappling, 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, that’s what I am.
“In the next three weeks or so, I’ll be fit again and then after that I’ll be ready to fight,” Till explained. “So if they book me a fight in the next three weeks, I’ll be ready to go in six to seven, eight weeks. I’ll be ready. [UFC Dublin] sounds good. Then I’ll be fit and I’ll be able to get straight in the cage after the win. Win in May, win again, fight for the title.”
“I’m gonna f**king kill yous,” Till warned. “I’m gonna f**king kill yous. I’ve got bad intentions and I’m f**king evil. I want to beat them all so there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind. I’m the main guy and everyone knows I am and they know I am. I’m gonna destroy people. I am gonna destroy people.”
Darren Till is considering matchup with ‘Platinum’ Mike Perry and Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson in 2018 and is expected to make his Octagon return in the coming months.