Santiago Ponzinibbio Reveals Who He Wants to Fight Next, Shoots Down Darren Till

Santiago Ponzinibbio knows he’s in line for a big fight following his knockout win over Neil Magny and he’s already got an opponent in mind. Following his fourth round knockout victory, Ponzinibbio initially called for a title shot against …

Santiago Ponzinibbio knows he’s in line for a big fight following his knockout win over Neil Magny and he’s already got an opponent in mind. Following his fourth round knockout victory, Ponzinibbio initially called for a title shot against champion Tyron Woodley but realistically he knows that Colby Covington is already in line for the […]

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Santiago Ponzinibbio Dismisses Fighting ‘Unprofessional’ Darren Till

Santiago Ponzinibbio didn’t hold back when asked about potentially fighting Darren Till.

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Santiago Ponzinibbio dismisses potentially fighting former title contender Darren Till in his next fight.

In the headliner of the UFC Argentina event on Saturday at Estadio Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina on FOX Sports 1, Ponzinibbio picked up an impressive win. In the fourth round of the fight, Ponzinibbio was able to sleep Neil Magny with a straight right hand. After the fight, he called out UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley for a title fight. Obviously, he’ll have to wait for that. Now, he’s looking forward in order to get his next fight lined up.

One of the obvious fighters that could be next for him might be against Till. This former title contender is coming off the first loss in his pro-MMA career but is looking ahead. As seen in the main event of the UFC 228 pay-per-view event in Dallas, Texas, Tyron Woodley was able to score a second-round submission victory over Till to retain his welterweight title.

Till earned this title shot with the last win of his pro-MMA career in the main event of UFC Liverpool. Till picked up a unanimous decision win over Stephen Thompson. Before that, he beat Donald Cerrone.

However, Ponzinibbio ruled out potentially fighting Till when asked about the potential fight due to his mindset about him.

“I don’t see him as a very professional athlete,” Ponzinibbio said (H/T to MMAJunkie). “I think he missed weight a few times. So there are other fights that I’m more interested in than him.”

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Darren Till Is Calling Out Anderson Silva

Timing is everything. And for Darren Till, his decision to move up to middleweight looks that much better with the recent addition of Ben Askren to the UFC’s roster. Moving up in weight means Till will have to give up his far-fetched dream of fighting Conor McGregor. However, new challengers are emerging. Former middleweight champion […]

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Timing is everything. And for Darren Till, his decision to move up to middleweight looks that much better with the recent addition of Ben Askren to the UFC’s roster.

Moving up in weight means Till will have to give up his far-fetched dream of fighting Conor McGregor. However, new challengers are emerging.

Former middleweight champion Anderson Silva will soon return from a 12-month USADA suspension. He tested positive for methyltestosterone metabolites and hydrochlorothiazide. Silva has been trying to build some interest in a McGregor fight. But that’s only because “Notorious” brought it up in the first place.

Till didn’t take too kindly to Silva trying to get a fight with McGregor and responded with some straight venom via Twitter.

It’s really a futile argument, as McGregor can’t even begin to entertain fight offers until NSAC considers whether or not to suspend him for his part in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

As for Till, if he does get Silva at the next UFC show in London in March of 2019, that fight would figure to be the main event or the co-main at the very least.

Either way, lets hope. Silva doesn’t follow the footsteps of so many great combat sports athletes before him. Let’s hope he will retire before he gets retired. We’ll see if Till will get a chance to be the one to do it. As of right now, it doesn’t seem likely.

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Darren Till Blasts Anderson Silva, Calls Him A ‘Baldy Prick’

Darren Till is surprisingly picking a fight with Anderson Silva. It’s no secret that Till is eyeing big fights despite a lopsided loss in his last outing. “The Gorilla” challenged Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight titl…

Darren Till is surprisingly picking a fight with Anderson Silva. It’s no secret that Till is eyeing big fights despite a lopsided loss in his last outing. “The Gorilla” challenged Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title holder Tyron Woodley for the 170-pound gold back in September. Woodley submitted Till in the second round. Darren Till […]

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Ben Askren Calls For London Fight Against Darren Till

Ben Askren has put down the challenge of fighting Darren Till in London.

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Ben Askren calls for a showdown against former title contender Darren Till in London England.

The former ONE and Bellator welterweight champion spoke on the Rudis Wrestling podcast that he co-hosts about various topics. This included his move from ONE to the UFC where he mentioned who he’d like to face first. This is where Till’s name came up.

Askren made it known that he would like to fight Georges St-Pierre or Khabib Nurmagomedov in his promotional debut. However, he’s a realist and knows that won’t happen.

Instead, he’ll have to prove himself to not only the fanbase but the UFC. Thus, he’ll have to take on a tough challenger. This is where Till steps in.

“Obviously, my number one and two would be GSP [Georges St-Pierre] and Khabib [Nurmagomedov] but I know there’s no way in hell I’m getting either one of those two first round,” Askren said (H/T to MMAFighting). “So I’m hoping to get matched up with this Englishman named Darren Till.”

Till is coming off the first loss in his pro-MMA career but is looking ahead. As seen in the main event of the UFC 228 pay-per-view event in Dallas, Texas, Tyron Woodley was able to score a second-round submission victory over Till.

As a result, he retained his welterweight title. Askren brought this up and reasoning he wants this fight.

“He just fought for the world title, he’s ranked number two. I had a little Twitter fight with him. I think he’s significantly overrated. So I would like to fight him. I’m willing to go to London to fight him, so we will see what happens with that,” Askren said.

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Darren Till Doubles Down On Conor McGregor Fight

Darren Till has followed up on his callout for a fight against Conor McGregor.

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Darren Till doubles down on his challenge to former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor. Earlier this week, the former title contender took to his official Instagram account where he laid out the first challenge. He wants the fight to take place at Anfield, a football stadium in Anfield, Liverpool, England that has a seating capacity of 54,074.

Although he has considered making the move to the middleweight division, if this fight were to happen then it would likely go down at welterweight. This is, of course, a weight that McGregor has fought at before.

Moving along, Till recently explained why he thinks this fight makes sense when writing a recent blog entry on Paddy Power. Till brought up how McGregor has said in the past about having his final fight at Croke Park.

“Anfield has just confirmed the rights to have boxing and music events for the first time ever. I lost my last fight. Conor lost his. We’re both from Europe, he’s a Liverpool fan, I’m a Liverpool fan. I’ve spoken in the past about how I want to sell out a stadium in my home town. He spoke about Croke Park. But I think Croke Park will be for the final fight of his career, his retirement fight.”

Till also brought up how the winner of this potential fight could get a title fight at welterweight. This means that they would challenge the winner of Colby Covington vs. Tyron Woodley.

“But until then, he’s spoken about wanting to fight for the welterweight belt. I obviously want my rematch so if I fight Conor, then the winner could potentially get a shot at the belt after Colby and Woodley fight or Woodley and Usman fight. I’m still the number two in the division. Conor has fought at 170lb before.”

At the end of the day, the former title contender believes that they are the two biggest stars in Europe. Thus, it makes perfect sense to book this fight.

“Why couldn’t we get on? The two biggest stars in Europe, both experts in striking at one of the most iconic stadiums in the world.”

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