Undefeated UFC welterweight prospect Darren Till will be facing Stephen Thompson at the UFC Liverpool main event. It is an important fight for the entire division and Till is confident of producing a crowd pleaser.
Although he got quick finishes in his recent outings in the octagon, Till is expecting a long fight against Thompson.
“The type of fight that me and Stephen are going to have is a fight that fans will appreciate, no matter what. If this does turn into five rounds of tippy-tapping – which it won’t, because I don’t tippy-tap; when I throw a punch, I try to punch a (expletive) hole in someone’s face, so there’s a difference – it will be an appreciated fight,” Till noted in an interview with MMA Junkie.
The Chess match
The undefeated Till secured a huge win over Donald Cerrone in his last fight via a stoppage. He understands that Thompson will be a completely different opponent and is ready for the challenge.
“I think it’s going to be a bit of a chess match. Who hits first? Who’s willing to risk? Stephen believes I’m a very aggressive fighter, but I’m not that fighter at all. Just because I came out and starched ‘Cowboy’ in the first round doesn’t mean I’m that kind of fighter. He’s going to get a surprise, and I just think I’ve got a little bit more than him in my head. It’s not about physical or who punches hard. It’s all about (mentality), and I think I’ve got a little more. As much as he is 10 years older than me, I just know I’ve got something more than him,” Till added.
The 25-year-old Till is currently 16-0 in his career. Former challenger Stephen Thompson, meanwhile, holds a record of 14-2 to his name and defeated Jorge Masvidal in his last fight.