Jared Cannonier Names Kelvin Gastelum & Darren Till in Push For New Opponent, Latter Responds
By FCF Staff
After having a March 7th bout with Robert Whittaker fall through, Jared Cannonier has turned to social media in an effort to line-up a new opponent for UFC 248. More specifically, the powerful middleweight has called out Kelvin Gastelum and Darren Till.
Cannonier was originally booked to fight Whittaker at the Las Vegas event, but the former middleweight champ has withdrawn due to personal reasons. More recently, the surging Cannonier shared out the comments below:
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5 weeks out from UFC 248 and still no fight. @robwhittakermma can’t make it. @darrentill2 is still thinking about it. I’ve got people asking me left and right if they can go ahead and buy tickets and plan trips to Vegas @mickmaynard2 @danawhite @ufc if Darren won’t fight and @yoelromeromma can get a title shot on a 2 fight L streak, then give @kgastelum a contenders match on one too. This is me waiting to hear back.
According to a follow-up report from MMA Junkie, Till did respond to Cannonier’s post and said “just give the UFC some time to sort this out.”
Cannonier (13-4) is riding a three-fight winning streak, which includes wins over David Branch, Anderson Silva and Jack Hermannson. Till (18-2-1), meanwhile, is coming off a decision win over Gastelum in November.