Jared Cannonier Understands if Darren Till’s Holding Out For More Money
By FCF Staff
Recently there’s been speculation that the UFC is looking at having Jared Cannonier fight Darren Till next, but the fight has yet to get signed. Cannonier has heard that Till could be holding out for a more lucrative contract, and if that’s true, the middleweight understands.
Cannonier (13-4) has yet to be booked for his next bout, since he stopped Jack Hermansson in September. More recently it was confirmed he will be the alternate for the March 7th bout between Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero.
The heavy-handed fighter was on hand at UFC 247 this past weekend, and while discussing the possibility of Cannonier fighting Till, he said the following (quote via MMA Junkie):
“Initially, it came out that it was his ankle, but then he came out and debunked that thing altogether when he said, ‘It’s not my ankle; I may have a few niggles,’” Cannonier said. “But I heard he’s holding out for contract issues. So he wants to get paid more, and we know how that goes. The sport’s still young and we can make as many excuses as he wants, but he should be getting paid.
“He’s fighting top five guys in the middleweight division. He fought for the title. He should be getting paid.”
Till (18-2-1), meanwhile, is coming off a split decision win over Kelvin Gastelum in November.