Mike Perry Still Wants Darren Till Fight In 2018: ‘I Believe I Have His Kryptonite’
If you thought the feud between Mike Perry and Darren Till had simmered down, you better think again.
The two famously clashed following Till’s win at UFC Fight Night Gdansk when the Liverpudlian defeated Donald Cerrone in the main event. No sooner had Till struck the winning blow on Cerrone, Perry, who was sat cageside as a guest fighter, proceeded to shout at Till through the cage and challenge him to a future showdown. The two went back and forth, but with Perry already booked to fight this weekend, the two have yet to been able to settle their differences.
Perry’s scheduled fight takes place this weekend when he takes on Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC Fight Night Winnipeg. The American spoke exclusively to MMANytt.com earlier this week about the upcoming fight and he explained that he would still love to get a showdown with Till next year in England or in his backyard in Florida.
“Absolutely,” Perry said when asked if was still interested in a fight with Till. “I’m looking forward to what comes after this weekend, but UFC in London may not be until March. There’s UFC Orlando here at the NY Centre in my home of Orlando, Florida in February and I’d love to get on that.
“I don’t know if he would want to come fight me in my own hometown. If he doesn’t I want to fight in February, we will have to work that out. We will have to make some calls and do some business, but I got First Round Management on my side and Abraham Kawa is going to take care all that on the business end.”
While Perry is well aware there are other fights out there for him, he kept coming back to the same name. Perry wants to fight Till in 2018 and he’s focused on taking away his undefeated record.
“I want to fight Till,” Perry said. “We can’t forget that I called out Robbie Lawler and if beats Rafael dos Anjos that night we’re talking. There’s a lot of 170s gunning for the strap right now, the title. Sean Shelby has got his hands full with how he’s going to make the fights next.
“I’m sure he’s getting more and more confused as to what he’s going to do each time, but I definitely want to fight Darren Till. He called me out and a lot of people want that fight. Plus I want to take that ‘0’ from that man. I don’t want to let anyone else [do it], I don’t know if anyone else would take it. He’s a good fighter, but I believe I have his kryptonite.”