We haven’t seen Darren Till since his incredible and lightning fast finish of Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at UFC Gdansk in October of last year, but you can’t hold that against the Scouser. He’s had a long list of potential opponents that’s getting longer including Gunnar Nelson, Stephen Thompson, Santiago Ponzinibbio, and Kamaru Usman. Now you can add former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos to the list.
“[I want to fight Rafael dos Anjos] just because of his fan base there and I’ve obviously lived there. I’ve got a lot of fans there, and I can speak the language. It would be a good sell in Brazil, if he’s willing to do it. I know he’s waiting for [Tyron] Woodley but Woodley doesn’t seem to want to come back. The Americans need to see the new breed. I think ‘Wonderboy’ is still gonna avoid me. Apart from Conor [McGregor], everyone is anticipating my comeback more thank anyone else. It will be big.” — Darren Till speaking to MMA Fighting.
People asking when am fighting again, I want to get back in there as soon as possible now! Right now I’m just waiting for the @ufc to book me in and Ide love to get it on with… Usman, Gunnar, santiago, WONDERBOY & anyone else. #WarTime 🦍🙌🏻
— Darren Till (@darrentill2) March 4, 2018
According to the last reports and from coach John Kavanagh’s social media, it seemed like a fight with Gunnar Nelson was pretty solid for an upcoming Dublin card. However, things must have fell through. Either that or Darren Till is just trying to not put all his eggs in one basket, due to how things have been going finding fights. He’s right, dos Anjos seems dead set on waiting for Tyron Woodley, but how long can he and Till both set out?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/7/2018.