Darren Till Knows He’s “Doing Something Right”, on Account of Israel Adesanya’s Callouts
By FCF Staff
Israel Adesanya has made it clear that he wants to fight Darren Till, and the latter sees that as a considerable, compliment.
Since Adesanya joined the UFC, the now, reigning middleweight champ has praised Till’s striking. In addition, the star has said several times that he’d welcome a fight with Till.
Fast forward to today, and Till is booked to fight Marvin Vettori on April 10th. While it remains to be seen what a victory for Till will lead to, given he’s coming off a loss to Robert Whittaker, talk about Adesanya versus Till continues.
Case in point, while talking to ESPN recently, the 28-year-old Till had this to say (quotes via MMA Junkie).
“I just feel like I’ve got the specifics to beat him (Adesanya), and I’m sure he’s up for the challenge and he thinks he’s got the specifics to beat me, so I think it’s going to be a good fight when it happens,” Till said. “It’s good to be getting called out by the champion. Usually, it’s the challengers calling out the champion. The champion’s calling me out. I must be doing something right.”
During the interview, Till (18-3-1) also had this to say about the striking game of Adesanya.
“Right now, I’m just focused on myself. I’m doing my own thing. But this is the thing: I think it’s one of these fights with me and Izzy, I think it’s magician vs. magician. Who’s got, like, the Kryptonite to beat the other guy’s striking, you know? I’ve said it for the longest time, I’m one of the best strikers in the UFC. And I think Izzy is definitely there. He could be ahead the way’s he’s been fighting – he’s ahead of me right now.”
Adesanya (20-1), meanwhile, is coming off his first MMA loss. The renowned kickboxer faced light heavyweight champ Jan Blachowicz at the recent UFC 259 card, and lost via decision.