Darren Till is headlining his first ever UFC event next month at UFC Fight Night Gdansk and his opponent is going to be Donald Cerrone.
While Till is happy for the opportunity against a ranked opponent, the fighter admits that he isn’t really intrigued by who he is facing.
“I wasn’t really intrigued,” Till said on The MMA Hour. “It’s just another guy in the welterweight division to go through. I don’t really care about his name I just want to go in there and knock him out.”
Till has already earned a total of three wins under the UFC banner, but Cerrone is going to be the first ranked fighter he has faced in his UFC tenure.
If Till is able to pull the upset over Cerrone, then he would like to see the UFC run an event in his native Liverpool.
“There definitely should be (a UFC event in Liverpool) because it should’ve happened years ago when my old training partners like Terry Etim and Paul Sass were fighting, but it never happened,” he said. “I feel like I’m on of the faces of UK MMA now and when I knock Donald out and I ask for a fight at the Echo (Arena), it will be a sellout. Scousers, we travel in armies. I remember Dana White saying there isn’t a place like Ireland, but he hasn’t been to Liverpool yet, mate. If he does, he’s going to know that us scousers take it to another level.”
UFC Fight Night Gdansk takes place on Saturday, October 21 from the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland with Donald Cerrone and Darren Till headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on UFC Fight Pass.