Darren Till picked up what may have been the biggest win of his professional MMA career when he defeated Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC Fight Night Gdansk.
The welterweight has high hopes for his UFC run and he would like to hold three titles in three different weight classes.
“This has been a thought of mine for a few years now, for the last two or three. Just because of how big I am I know I can’t stay at welterweight forever and the way you see a guy like Conor getting the two. To me, now, that’s already been done, so now I need three. I need to beat him in that because when I say I want to be the greatest, I don’t want people to question it and go, ‘Well hang on, GSP, Jon Jones…’ I just want people to say, ‘Darren’s at the top, and they’re all below Darren.’ That’s what I see and that’s what will happen,” Till said on The MMA Hour.
Several fighters-- Conor McGregor, BJ Penn and Randy Couture have held two titles in two different weight classes in the UFC.
Till wants to achieve the three title goal and many more so he can be recognized as the best ever in the UFC.
“You get guys saying they’re the best, but people know when I say it it’s f**kin’ true and I believe it,” he said. “I’m talking about the Echo Arena, and after the Echo Arena, I’m talking Anfield. I know all of this will come true. This is what I know. It’s no bullsh*t. I know. When I say I’m going to beat these guys, I know it. When I say I’m going to be champion in numerous divisions, I know it’s going to happen.”
Thus far in the two-plus decade history of the UFC, nobody has held three titles in three different weight classes.