Darren Till Surprised With Stephen Thompson’s Assessment of His Striking

Stephen Thompson’s latest comments have taken Darren Till by surprise. Till and Thompson are set to meet inside the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. The welterweight scrap will headline UFC Liverpool on May 27. It’ll be Till’s second…

Stephen Thompson’s latest comments have taken Darren Till by surprise. Till and Thompson are set to meet inside the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. The welterweight scrap will headline UFC Liverpool on May 27. It’ll be Till’s second headlining spot and Thompson’s fifth. “The Gorilla” saw a nice boost in recognition thanks to a first-round TKO victory over Donald […]

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Stephen Thompson on Darren Till: ‘I’ve Faced Better Strikers’

Stephen Thompson doesn’t sound too worried about the striking of Darren Till. Thompson and Till are set to clash in the main event of UFC Liverpool. The action takes place inside the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England on May 27. Tickets have alread…

Stephen Thompson doesn’t sound too worried about the striking of Darren Till. Thompson and Till are set to clash in the main event of UFC Liverpool. The action takes place inside the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England on May 27. Tickets have already been sold out. Going into this bout, Till has a professional mixed martial arts record […]

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Quote: ‘I Didn’t Even Know Who Darren Till Was’

There is one title contender who was unaware who rising UFC welterweight prospect Darren Till was. That all changed once the Las Vegas-based promotion announced that he would be fighting Till. That title contender is Stephen Thompson. Till will take on former title contender at the upcoming UFC Liverpool event. It’s already been confirmed that […]

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There is one title contender who was unaware who rising UFC welterweight prospect Darren Till was.

That all changed once the Las Vegas-based promotion announced that he would be fighting Till. That title contender is Stephen Thompson.

Till will take on former title contender at the upcoming UFC Liverpool event. It’s already been confirmed that this bout will serve as the headliner.

Thompson was last seen in the Octagon at the UFC 217 pay-per-view event in New York City last November where he won via unanimous decision against Jorge Masvidal.

On the flip side, Till is coming off the biggest win of his pro-MMA career thus far by beating former title contender Donald Cerrone.

During a recent appearance on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, Thompson opened up on this fight, and in the interview, he claimed that he didn’t even know who Till was.

“To be honest, I didn’t know who this guy was, when I was approached. ‘Who is this Darren Till?’” proclaimed Stephen during a recent edition of The MMA Hour (transcript courtesy of MMA Mania). “He got a name after knocking out (Donald) Cerrone, which I don’t, Cerrone was on a three-fight losing streak. He was knocked out by Jorge Masvidal, who I just beat,” he added.

“So I was like, ‘Who is this number seven guy? Why is he jumping over everybody else to fight the number one contender? Why am I not fighting the number two guy?’ When I was coming up in the rankings, I had to fight up to number one to get that title. That was another reason I turned down the Till fight right away was because I wanted to fight ‘RDA,’ and that’s not happening.”

“So there was nobody else to fight but this guy Darren Till. And it’s in his own backyard? So I was like, ‘Why am I fighting this guy who I don’t even know, in his own hometown?’” added Thompson. “But he keeps asking for it and he is definitely going to get the best ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson come May 27.”

UFC Liverpool is set to take place on May 27, 2018, at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.

The main card will air on FOX Sports 1 at while the preliminary card will be split broadcasted on FOX Sports 1 at and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass.

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Darren Till Vows To Take ‘Wonderboy’s’ Chin ‘Clean Off’

Surging No. 7 UFC welterweight Darren Till burst into the spotlight when he stopped longtime vet Donald Cerrone in the main event of last October’s UFC Poland, but it’s been surprising to not see the Scouse star set foot back into the octagon since then. But even though the UFC and Till didn’t strike while […]

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Surging No. 7 UFC welterweight Darren Till burst into the spotlight when he stopped longtime vet Donald Cerrone in the main event of last October’s UFC Poland, but it’s been surprising to not see the Scouse star set foot back into the octagon since then.

But even though the UFC and Till didn’t strike while the proverbial iron was hot, they may have found an even better spot to showcase Till’s enamoring skills when it was recently announced he would be taking on former title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson in the main event of the UFC’s first trip to Till’s hometown of Liverpool on May 27.

Since the pivotal fight broke, Till has predictably been making bold prognostications for the awaited match, a trend he continued to MMANYTT (via MMA Mania), insisting he knows he’s better than the 35-year-old striking specialist before offering his foretelling of a brash outcome in his favor:

“Everyone says I’m not worthy of him … well, let’s just f**king fight. Because it’s getting me more lit up now inside. Let’s f**king do it. Let’s do it. Me and him. Show me how good of a striker you are, because I know I’m better, I know I’ll take his chin clean off. I know I’m better than him.”

It may have taken several months for his next bout to get booked, a time during which he went back-and-forth with several rising welterweight contenders such as Kamaru Usman, who was recently scheduled to fight Santiago Ponzinibbio in the main of UFC Chile.

Usman accused the Liverpudlian of being scared to face him, something he’s done to a large portion of the 170-pound rankings of late. But Till insisted he isn’t scared of the dominant wrestler’s mat game, just like he’s not scared of anyone in the division’s main strengths:

”I’m not scared of anyone,” Till said. “I’m not scared of Gunnar’s grappling and I’m not scared of Usman’s wrestling, I’m not scared of Woodley’s power and I’m not scared of Thompson’s karate. I don’t give a f**k about any of them. I’m not scared of any of them. They should be f**king scared of me because I’m a vicious little c**t.”

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Darren Till Offers Bold Prediction For ‘Wonderboy’ Fight

Fight fans were delighted to hear that two of the best strikers in the welterweight division will throw down at UFC Liverpool on May 27, and everyone seems to be offering their predictions on how the fight will go down. Darren Till offered his own prediction regarding his upcoming fight against Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson, and […]

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Fight fans were delighted to hear that two of the best strikers in the welterweight division will throw down at UFC Liverpool on May 27, and everyone seems to be offering their predictions on how the fight will go down.

Darren Till offered his own prediction regarding his upcoming fight against Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson, and the Englishman didn’t hesitate to assert his confidence heading into the biggest fight in his MMA career:

“I think it’s going to be the most interesting fight I’ll ever have in my life, just because of his fight IQ and mine. Let’s see who wins, lets see who’s the best in the division. Now it’s time to see.”

“Striking-wise, I don’t think it’s too early because I’ve been striking my whole life and so has he. I wouldn’t say [it’s early] in terms of that and even in MMA, I wouldn’t say his wrestling caliber is any better than mine, or his ground game.

“I know he’s got some good training partners — Chris Weidman and that — but I don’t see where he is better than me anywhere. I just think my striking is better than his and I’m going to beat him.”

As for how the fight will go down, Till expects a knockout in the later rounds, and should his prediction come true, he expects fight fans will finally see Till as more tha just a hype train:

“Third-round knockout… As soon as I beat Stephen everyone will know that I’m the best striker in the welterweight division. As soon as I beat him on the 27th then people can stop talking about my hype train.”

Till and Thompson will throw down in the main event of UFC Liverpool on April 27.

Do you think Till’s prediction will come true? Or will ‘Wonderboy’ throw a wrench into those plans?

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Tyron Woodley Picks Stephen Thompson to Defeat Darren Till

Tyron Woodley doesn’t see many welterweights getting past Stephen Thompson. Woodley and Thompson are no strangers to one another. While the two are friendly outside of the Octagon, it was the total opposite when gold was on the line. Woodley defe…

Tyron Woodley doesn’t see many welterweights getting past Stephen Thompson. Woodley and Thompson are no strangers to one another. While the two are friendly outside of the Octagon, it was the total opposite when gold was on the line. Woodley defended his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title twice. The first fight ended in a […]

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