UFC: Leon Edwards has called out Darren Till

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UFC Fight Night 127 is now in the books and it is safe to say that the London event was a resounding success. The UFC’s first London PPV this year was highly exciting and the local, home fighters fairly won some huge fights. One of the British fighters who got a huge victory was Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards. During the post-fight press conference, Edwards was asked by a journalist about his views on fellow Englishman and welterweight contender, Darren “The Gorilla” Till. He revealed that he wasn’t too impressed by Till and instead called him out for a showdown.

 

GDANSK, POLAND – OCTOBER 21: (R-L) Darren Till of England punches Donald Cerrone in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Ergo Arena on October 21, 2017 in Gdansk, Poland. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Edwards has a MMA record of 15-3 and is currently on a five fight win streak. He fought and defeated Peter Sobotta at UFC Fight Night 127. On the other hand, Till is currently undefeated with a MMA record of 16-0-1. He last fought and defeated Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at UFC Fight Night 118.

Edwards isn’t apparently quite impressed by Till. During the post-fight press conference he told the reporters about his views on the former Kickboxer and then proceeded to call him out for a fight. Here’s what he had to say:

Like I said before: I’ve beaten top-ranked guys, guys better than Till fought on the come-up, somehow he leapfrogged me to get the (Donald) Cerrone fight. So it is what it is. I feel like I’m the No. 1 welterweight in the world. He thinks he’s the No. 1 welterweight in the world. So let’s prove it come May in Liverpool.

From what I’ve seen, Darren is good on his front foot; he’s only good when he’s coming forward, When you back him up he’s not as good. I’ve never seen him on his back, so I’ll test that out as well. … There’s nothing that’s amazing to me when I watch Till. Everyone else thinks he’s the second coming of God, but I don’t.

Five-fight win-streak, there’s not many guys in the welterweight division who are on a five-fight win-streak, 100 percent. If not Till, I’ll push for the July card; DC-Stipe in Vegas (at UFC 226). Get a fight in the states.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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