For those who are wanting to see Darren Till back in action, they may get their wish soon. The UFC are coming back to Dublin in May and coach John Kavanagh dropped a big hint at what the main event might be. It looks like Till may finally get to fight Gunnar Nelson on May 27th. Not only is Till not worried about the potential fight, but he wants to put two — yes, two — divisions on notice that they should be terrified of his evil self.
“I couldn’t give a sh-t about the welterweight division. I could care less. At the end of the day, the title is coming to me no matter what. It’s coming to me. I’m not worried about the welterweight title or the middleweight title. I’m worried about the light heavyweight title. I know I’m gonna get the welterweight title. […] I’m not scared of Gunnar [Nelson]’s grappling, I’m not scared of [Kamaru] Usman’s wrestling, I’m not scared of [Tyron] Woodley’s power, and I’m not scared of [Stephen] Thompson’s karate. I don’t give a f-ck about any of them. I’m not scared of any of them. They should be f-cking scared of me because I’m a vicious little c-nt, that’s what I am.”
If UFC were coming to Dublin late May 😉😉😉 how would you the fans feel about a Gunni v Till main event?
— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) February 23, 2018
“In the next three weeks or so, I’ll be fit again and then after that I’ll be ready to fight. So, if they book me a fight in the next three weeks, I’ll be ready to go in six to seven, eight weeks. I’ll be ready. [UFC Dublin] sounds good. Then I’ll be fit and I’ll be able to get straight in the cage after the win. Win in May, win again, fight for the title. I’m gonna f-cking kill yous. I’m gonna f-cking kill yous. I’ve got bad intentions and I’m f-cking evil. I want to beat them all so there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind. I’m the main guy and everyone knows I am and they know I am. I’m gonna destroy people. I am gonna destroy people.” — Darren Till speaking to MMA NYTT.
It would seem nearly 30,000 are going to be happy 😊
— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) February 26, 2018
Unfortunately, Darren Till has never been able to capitilize since his startling finish over Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at UFC Gdansk. If he’s able to put together a similar performance in that big of a spotlight against Nelson, then he’ll be well on his way to a serious contender fight at welterweight. Until there is an official announcement, we’ll have to go by Kavanagh’s tweet and the 30K nearly people who voted.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 2/27/2018.