The fight everyone has been waiting for is officially on. Darren Till and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson will square off in the main event of UFC Liverpool.
Thebrought an end to the speculation on Thursday following all the rumors that spread earlier this month. Till earned his way up to top five by knocking out Donald Cerrone in October. A fight which put Till in the spotlight ever since.
Has Till bitten off more than he can chew by calling for “Wonderboy”? Well, according to the Liverpool native, he believes he is on the same level as Thompson in the striking game. Till also believes his wrestling caliber is superior as well.
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 —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.
Till is so confident about his skills that he even made a prediction. The Team Kaobon fighter finished the interview by stating that he will knockout Thompson in the third round.
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