Darren Till Hoping Mike Perry Wins Tonight So He Can ‘Knock Him Straight Out’
Mike Perry faces Max Griffin tonight at UFC on Fox 28 and surprisingly one man who will be cheering him on will be UFC welterweight, Darren Till.
Till and Perry were involved in an altercation following the Liverpudlian’s win at UFC Fight Night Gdansk last year when Till defeated Donald Cerrone in the main event. No sooner had Till struck the winning blow, Perry, who was a guest fighter in Poland that week, jumped on the side of the cage and two got into a verbal confrontation before Till even had his hand raised.
Water has passed under the bridge since then with Perry going on to lose his next fight against Santiago Ponzinibbio in December, but a win tonight for the American could put in the mix at 170-pounds and speaking today with MMANytt.com, Till admitted that he was hoping to see Perry get his hand raised so their feud could be reignited.
“I dunno, why can’t that be the next? Why can’t they do March and do UFC Liverpool? Till said. “Let’s hope that Perry wins tonight and Dana reconsiders and gets the fight on.
“It’s good. I just think the build-up, me and Perry, he’s not going to back down and I’m not going to back down. He’s going to try and talk s*** and I’m going to talk s***. We’re going to fight and he’s going to try and, you know, come and bring it and he’s going to get knocked straight out. It’s going to be memorable and after that who knows? Wonderboy? Gunnar? Usman? Any of them.”
While Till may be promising to knock Perry out cold, he went on to admit that he’s grown to respect the American and the way he carries himself. Colby Covington, however, isn’t a man that Till has respect for.
“I dunno if I should say this, but I’ve come to like… he’s grown on me,” Till said. “He’s genuine. A perfect example, a guy like Colby [Covington], I know what Colby is doing. I know what he’s wanting to do. Everyone is talking about him, but does he want to be remembered as the guy he’s going to remembered as? No one likes him. I’m getting messages daily like ‘f*** him up.’
“I know what he’s doing. He’s playing the bad guy role, but there’s a better way to play it, I feel. Obviously, we’re talking about him right now, but if he was going to do the bad guy role, do it a little bit more genuine like. I took a look on his Instagram and it’s just pathetic. I think it’s pathetic Instagram. You know, just the way he’s going about things. It’s not banter, it’s cheesy. It’s nerdbash this and that. He called the police on Werdum. I could never imagine doing that. He’s a fucking snitch, isn’t he?”
Full interview with Darren Till coming on Monday,