BMF Champion Jorge Masvidal has faced a total forty right opponents in a professional MMA career that has lasted over seventeen years.
However, of those forty eight people that have stood across from Masvidal in the cage and/or ring, one has stood out as the hardest punches Masvidal has ever faced and that person is Darren Till.
“He never caught me clean in the fight but, I felt his raw power, and I was like, ‘Man this guy’s got good pop,’ was Paul Daley,” Masvidal said during a recent fan Q&A (via Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie). “Paul Daley had good pop, and I was also a little lighter in my career this time, but I remember he hit me in the arms a couple of times, and I saw his left hook coming and I could feel his thud. Till has the most power of anybody that I’ve faced so far. I remember his lead hand – he’s very well-balanced, it wasn’t just his straight left that’s powerful, his lead hand, when he hit me with a jab, it felt like a regular person’s right hand. Just like a regular right hand, it was like a thudding jab. It’s between the British fighters I guess – Till and Daley – but I’m gonna lean towards Till. Till definitely’s got a little bit more pop.”
Masvidal and Till met at UFC Fight Night London in May of 2019, with Masvidal scoring a second round knockout in their main event encounter. That victory over Till propelled Masvidal to new heights in the UFC, as he would capture the BMF Championship just two fights later at UFC 244 in November of last year.