Popular UFC welterweight Darren Till is all set to fight another fan favourite UFC middle Jared Cannonier in what is being dubbed by the MMA media as a Gorilla vs. Gorilla showdown. However, the fight might be in jeopardy as the Liverpudlian cannot apparently get a visa to come and fight in the United States of America.
Darren Till has a professional MMA record of 18-2-1. His only two defeats have come at welterweight. He was first defeated by then UFC welterweight champion Tyron The Chosen One Woodley in a main event title fight at UFC 228 back in September of 2018. He lost the fight in the second round via submission due to a D’Arce choke. With his undefeated record snapped away, he was later defeated by the UFC’s now BMF title holder Jorge Masvidal in his very next outing at UFC Fight Night 147 again in the second round by a brutal knockout due to punches in front of his home crowd in London, England in March of last year.
However, Till’s career has again gone up the hill since moving to middleweight without all the draining weight cutting issues. He registered a massive split decision victory over former UFC interim middleweight title challenger Kelvin Gastelum in his middleweight debut at UFC 244 back in November of last year.
On the other hand, Jared Cannonier has a professional MMA record of 13-4. He is currently riding high on a three fight winning streak since moving down from the UFC’s light heavyweight division. He has since defeated noted fighters like Anderson The Spider Silva, David Branch, and Jack Hermansson.
Till and Cannonier are apparently supposed to fight each other at UFC 248 next month. UFC 248 is all set to take place next month on March 7th at the legendary T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
It should be noted that this is not the first time a UFC fighter from Europe has had to face troubles finding visa in time for a fight. However, this time Till decided to take a rather unique approach to solve this issue. He directly asked the President of the United States, Donald Trump, on Twitter to help him get a visa.
You can check out Till’s tweet down below:
— D (@darrentill2) February 12, 2020
President Trump is a huge fan of MMA and has been a long supporter of the UFC too. He even attended UFC 244 to witness the epic showdown for the BMF belt.