UFC News: Darren Till accepts UFC 248 bout against Cannonier: ‘I’m gonna whoop killa!’

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Darren Till vs Jared Cannonier is back on UFC 248 card after last month news emerged that Darren Till had pulled out of the fight. Till is the replacement opponent for Robert Whittaker who was originally slated to fight Cannonier.

 

Darren Till and Jared Cannonier

Earlier it was revealed that Till had suffered an ankle injury. Till took to social media to announce that he was fit to fight on the March 7 card.

I’ve said yes ! I’m ready ! This fight will complete the March 7th card ! I massively respect killa but I’m gonna whoop him!,” The Gorilla wrote on his social media account.

Jared Cannonier is coming off of an impressive TKO win over Jack Hermansson. He is currently riding on a three-fight winning streak. His last three wins have come by stoppages and none of them has gone past two-rounds.

On the other hand, Darren Till is coming off of a unanimous decision victory over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 244 in November. He has expressed his interest in fighting the top guys in the division including the likes of Yoel Romero and Israel Adesanya.

Darren Till dreamed of fighting Israel Adesanya at Anfield

Following his victory at UFC 244, he made an appearance on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show. He then revealed that he dreamed about fighting the UFC middleweight champion in his hometown of Liverpool.

Yeah that cheeky bas**rd,” Till told Ariel Helwani when asked about Israel Adesanya eyeing him down. “Yes, it’s gotta happen….Israel is unbeaten, so there ain’t no blueprint to beat him. Me and Israel need to fight…I need to provide this blueprint and it’s not about the belt, it’s about destiny.

He knows, he will come to the studio and tell ya that me and him need to fight at some point and you know, we will see…If I get out of these crutches first but we are meant to fight.” He said.

I don’t know, I don’t want to rush things, I am on cloud nine from this last fight,” Till said when asked if he wants to fight Israel Adesanya next. “It’s not about rushing, now I wanna hone my skill set, I wanna get better, I have only been doing MMA 8 yeats, Ariel. I am getting better. It’s not about getting the belt, it’s about being a true martial artist,” Till concluded.

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya also wants to fight Till in near future.

We are cool, I like Darren. We already know we are going to fight one day, we will do it for the culture of fighting. That is a stylistic matchup that can’t be missed, not in this era,” Israel Adesanya said on Submission Radio. “It’s not going to get away from me. I like him, he’s a good kid. I think we get along very well.”

UFC 248 CARD

Israel Adesanya vs Yoel Romero – UFC Middleweight title

Weili Zhang vs Joanna Jedrzejcyzk – UFC strawweight title

Jared Cannonier vs Darren Till (Middleweight)

Emily Whitmire vs Polyana Vianna (Strawweight)

Danaa Batgerel vs Guido Cannetti (Bantamweight)

Neil Magni vs Li Jingliang (Welterweight)

Rodolfo Vieira vs Saparbek Safarov (Middleweight)

Alex Oliveira vs Max Griffin (Welterweight)

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