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.
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.