Darren Till is coming off the biggest win of his professional MMA career after defeating Donald Cerrone via first round TKO at UFC Fight Night Gdansk.
The welterweight contender is interested in a fight with Stephen Thompson, but claims that “Wonderboys” daddy won’t let the competitor take the bout.
“No, his Daddy won’t let him,” he said on The MMA Hour. “I don’t know (why Thompson won’t take the fight). Maybe I have jumped a few spots, but so what? If I am whatever (they say I am), why won’t he just fight me and knock me off my perch? If they think I don’t deserve it then come and show me that I don’t deserve it because I know I do. He’s looking for the title again, but he’s been beat twice. Now he’s moved onto RDA. He knows he’s going to beat RDA because I feel Wonderboy could really hurt RDA. Me and him could make a great fight – I’ve got a chin and he’s got a chin. I know I can knock him out. I know for a fact that I could knock him out if I fought him.”
Till and Thompson were rumored to be fighting a few months back, but Thompson and his team quickly shot down the fight.
One reason that Till wanted to fight Thompson is to see who was the superior striker inside of the Octagon.
“It’s because he’s a world-class striker. That’s why ( I want to fight him). His striking ability is so good. I know with me coming from a Muay Thai background and him coming from karate, I can nullify everything he’s does and prove that I am the most superior striker in all the UFC. I know that,” says Till.
Thompson has stated recently that he is interested in fighting former UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael Dos Anjos, while Till doesn’t have anything scheduled at the moment.