Dana White Says Darren Till Chose To Fight Kelvin Gastelum

Darren Till is going to be making his UFC Middleweight Division debut at UFC 244, facing Kelvin Gastelum

UFC President Dana White says he talked to Till about whom the fighter wanted to face next and Till chose Gastelum.

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“We did [talk to him about it], he said ‘that’s the fight I want’. We went to him and said ‘are you sure this is the fight you want?’,” White said to MMA Fighting. “He’s moving up, are you sure Gastelum is the fight [you want]? He says that’s the fight I want. Love it.”

White did recently admit that Till may have been pushed to soon, but the fighter is facing the #4 ranked middleweight in his divisional debut.

The UFC President also believes that Till has gone back to the drawing board to improve himself as a fighter.

“I think Till went back to the drawing board. He’s a young guy. After the win over (Donald Cerrone), we may have pushed him too soon. Let him get back and work on the things he needs to work on. He’s going to be around,” says White.

UFC 244 takes place on Saturday, November 2 from Madison Square Garden in New York, New York with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow. 

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