On October 21, in the main event of the UFC’s anticipated return to Poland, rising British welterweight Darren Till will face the biggest test of his career in Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Should Till defeat Cerrone, he plans to make an immediate callout of another ranked welterweight: “Platinum” Mike Perry.
“I THINK THAT’S A GOOD FIGHT TO MAKE RIGHT NOW BECAUSE MIKE COMES TO FIGHT AND HE COMES TO TALK SH*T,” TILL TOLDMMAFIGHTING’S PETER CARROLL.
“I COME TO FIGHT AND I DON’T BACK DOWN TO NO ONE, SO ME AND HIM WOULD MAKE FOR A GREAT BUILD UP TO A FIGHT WHETHER IT’S IN AMERICA, LIVERPOOL OR WHEREVER.”
Till continued, explaining that he believes Perry will be attending this Polish Fight Night in person.
“I THINK HE’S GOING TO BE IN POLAND,” SAID TILL. “AS SOON AS I KNOCK DONALD OUT I’M CALLING HIM INTO THE CAGE TO SEE IF HE’S GOT THE BALLS TO DO THAT, TO COME IN AND FACE ME.
“THAT’S DEFINITELY THE FIGHT TO MAKE NOW. HE’S GOOD, HE’S YOUNG AND HE’S HUNGRY. HE’S KNOCKING GUYS OUT AND YOU’VE GOT TO RESPECT IT. LET’S GET IN THAT CAGE AND LET’S DO IT.”
If Till is able to defeat Cerrone and Perry, he believes he’ll be sitting right near the top of the UFC welterweight rankings.
“LET’S BE HONEST RIGHT NOW, BEATING DONALD CERRONE AND THEN BEATING MIKE PERRY, THAT IS PRETTY F**KIN’ SICK IF I DO SAY SO MYSELF AND THAT’S WHAT I WILL DO, YOU KNOW,” TILL SAID. “BOTH GUYS COME TO FIGHT AND BOTH GUYS ARE KNOWN TO GET INTO WARS. MIKE PERRY’S GOT A HELLUVA CHIN AND DONALD’S BEEN IN THERE WITH EVERYONE. SO, YEAH THEY’RE TWO BIG FIGHTS THAT WOULD F**KIN’ SKY ROCKET ME TO THE TOP OF THAT DIVISION.
“THAT PUTS ME CLOSE TO A TITLE SHOT. I’M GOING TO MANIFEST ALL OF THIS AND I CAN SEE EVERYTHING HAPPENING. I CAN SEE DAN HARDY COMING INTO THE CAGE AND INTERVIEWING ME.”
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This article first appeared onBJPenn.comon 10/12/2017.