Darren Till, he is one of the big talking points in the world of MMA currently, because the guy is incredibly talented, only 24 years old, is undefeated and has a unique charisma which comes across as a cool, nonchalant and confident attitude towards fighting and life in general, this is common for many fighters from Liverpool, England.
Everyone at 170 pounds in the UFC wants to fight Darren Till right now, because he is a fighter who’s drawing power is steadily on the rise, as well as his skills progressing at an accelerated rate.
But Darren Till was always ahead of the curve as far as MMA was concerned, Darren never fought bums, he tested himself from day one in his career and when you are fighting decent competition outside of the UFC and your unbeaten before you have your first UFC fight, that can often be the sign of a very talented fighter.
I mean before Till even had a fight in the UFC he was 12-0 in MMA and yeah sure there has been a bit of padding in that record, but that’s good for a young fighters development and since joining the UFC in 2015 he is 4-0-1, so he clearly is really mature as a fighter and is making big waves.
Heres an awesome highlight video of Darren Tills best moments in the octagon –
How did his stars align?
Look I love a story that shows the power of destiny, fate – Darren Till’s story is something straight out a movie, from the street fights in Liverpool, to the moving to Brazil for years to train and escape crime etc. His story came to a
beautiful crescendo when Darren Till knocked out longtime high level fighter Donald Cerrone back in October at UFC Fight Night 118.
I will never forget it, and I know Darren Till will never forget it either – I knew he would win the fight months before it was officially announced and as soon as I saw him walking out to the iconic track Phil Collins “In the Air Tonight” It was such a beautiful moment as a fight fan for me, It gave me goosebumps –
It was one of the best walkouts in MMA to define what fulfilling your destiny really means, I mean you could literally see Till with his assured confidence knowing this was his moment, with a smile on his face, knowing this was his moment, literally feeling it calling in the air tonight.
Then he goes out there and shows everyone again just how good he is by stopping such a respected veteran like Donald Cerrone with ease in 1 round.
Now that Darren Till has taken his moment with both hands, his confidence and belief are sky high, which is helping him to train more effectively, improving all areas of his game rapidly.
What does the future hold?
Well the world is his oyster right now, and as I just mentioned when your undefeated, young and talented your confidence and skill levels can expand unbelievably fast, so I truly believe that every time we see Darren Till in the octagon from this point on will be the best version of Darren Till that we have ever seen.
In my eyes he is going straight to the top to be the first scouser to claim a UFC title against whoever is the champion, I think he could beat current champ Tyrone Woodley, but Till has said himself that he wants nothing given to him, he wants to earn a shot by just beating whoever is in front of him – he speaks with the confidence of a man who knows that his talent and his youth = time and a lot of it so he knows he will fight for the title sooner or later.
Speaking of which Mike Perry would have been a great next fight for Darren Till, given the heat the two men have, but now that Mike Perry has lost to the Argentinian wrecking machine Santiago Ponzinibbio, the Perry vs Till fight doesn’t seems a likely next step for Darren Till.
He may end up crossing paths with Mike Perry at some point, but I feel that someone like Stephen Thompson, Jorge Masvidal or Colby Covington perhaps. But regardless of who it is, Darren Till could sell out any UK arena right now, especially in Liverpool.
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