Darren Till calls for Anfield showdown with Conor McGregor

Darren Till

UFC welterweight contender Darren Till has previously discussed his dream of bringing the UFC to Anfield, a 54,074-seat football stadium in his Liverpool.

Speaking on Instagram over the weekend, the British striker once again floated this idea, and this time, he involved Conor McGregor.

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“[Conor McGregor] before your last retirement fight in [Ireland], Anfield, the true [gorilla],” Darren Till said on Instagram (edited for clarity).

Till also commented on this possibility in his Instagram story (screenshot via MMANytt).

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“Lets go [Conor McGregor] and sell it out!!”

Darren Till has not fought since September, when he was submitted by UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. This bout represented the first loss of his career, and ended a streak that included victories over Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Till is now 17-1-1 in sum.

Conor McGregor, meanwhile, is 21-4 in MMA. In his last fight, which occurred in the main event of UFC 229 earlier this month, the Irishman was submitted by undefeated UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov. This bout was McGregor’s first under the MMA ruleset since 2016, when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez to win the UFC lightweight belt. That said, he did compete in a massive boxing match in 2017 with undefeated legend Floyd Mayweather.

While it is certainly possible that Conor McGregor and Darren Till could fight at Anfield in the future, it does seem unlikely based on the size disparity between the two. Till is a welterweight who has recently flirted with a move to the middleweight division, while McGregor is a lightweight who previously fought at featherweight.

Do you think we’ll ever see Darren Till and Conor McGregor in the cage together?

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 10/26/2018.