Israel Adesanya has slowly started making a huge fan following amongst the MMA fans. As much as fans like him, there are fighters in the UFC that loath him.
However, Darren Till isn’t one of them. Speaking recently on MMAFighting’s Eurobash podcast, the former welterweight title challenger revealed that he and Israel Adesanya talk regularly.
The whole talk of Israel Adesanya came up when he was asked if he knew that the Kiwi had called him a p***y. Adesanya called him that when Darren Till jokingly tweeted that he wasn’t afraid to fight anyone except Yoel Romero.
“Did he, yeah?” Till replied. “Who the f*ck is he talking to like that?”
“It’s all good,” he said. “Of course…of course, he’s keeping me close. We speak every day, me and him, we message every day. It’s all good.
“You know, Israel knows that I’m not scared of Yoel. He’s just doing that. He knows what he’s doing, and so do I. Look at the way I’ve marketed this whole thing now with Yoel and everything. (I’m a) f*ckin’ genius, you know what I mean.”
Darren Till dreamed of fighting Israel Adesanya at Anfield
Till is coming off of a unanimous decision victory over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 244. Israel Adesanya was present cageside at UFC 244 and was eyeing Till as he made his way to the cage.
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.
Who do you guys think wins in a fight between Israel Adesanya and Darren Till?