Darren Till: ‘There’s Not A Man In That Division That Can F***ing Beat Me’
Darren Till will face Tyron Woodley for the UFC welterweight title on Sept. 8 and the Liverpudlian is extremely confident that he will be taking the belt home to Liverpool.
Till has kept a relatively low profile since the announcement of the fight, but today sent a video message to ESPN’s Helwani show regarding his first ever title fight in six weeks’ time.
Speaking about his thoughts on the current champion Woodley, Till had nothing but respect, but assured the world that he’d be getting his hand raised come fight night.
“He’s the pinnacle of the division,” Till said. “Tyron Woodley is the champion and you don’t get to be the welterweight champion by beating nobodies, he’s beaten everyone.
“I believe that welterweight is one of the hardest divisions in the UFC and right now there’s not a man in that division that f***ing can beat me. There’s not a man and it’s certainly not Woodley.”
One casualty of the situation is the current interim welterweight champion Colby Covington. The American Top Team man won the belt back at UFC 225 in June but will be stripped of the title when Till faces Woodley. The Liverpudlian added that he felt sorry for Covington to an extent, but added that it was his own fault not for taking the fight at UFC 228.
“8th of September I’m going in there and I will become the champion,” Till said. “As soon as I’m done becoming the champion, Colby can have his shot at the title. Colby has missed an opportunity and I think it’s a sad situation and it’s unfortunate for Colby because he is the rightful holder of an interim belt. He beat dos Anjos, but sometimes, you can’t just have your cake and eat it and have everything on his terms. The UFC didn’t want that so he’s had to sit out now.
“You can just talk all of this shite about beating the champion in sparring or whatever and then the champion responds, Woodley responds, and then the fight just kind of fritters off into the air. It doesn’t seem to work like that you know. As soon as Colby beat dos Anjos, Woodley called Colby out so that was it, it was made and Woodley was game and it just doesn’t happen.”
Watch the full replay of the Helwani show – HERE
You can also check out our full interview with Till below: