Darren Till has revealed he called out Yoel Romero when he was ‘blind drunk’ after celebrating his UFC 244 win over Kelvin Gastelum.
Till (18-2-1) made his UFC middleweight debut at UFC 244 when he defeated Gastelum by split decision in a somewhat uneventful fight. Regardless the win meant Till shot up to fifth in the middleweight rankings, and questions were already being asked to who the Liverpudlian would face next.
Talking recently to MMAUK, Till told a funny story about how he called out Romero whilst out drinking with some friends at a bar in Liverpool.
“I was blind drunk. Yes, so my friend opened up a great bar in Liverpool, we got invited to the opening and I was celebrating the win,” Till said. “I was with the guys and I said, I had a few beers and said, ‘watch this.’ So, I went onto Google, I’ll get an image of Yoel, cause he is a scary dude, I said I’ll post that. He was like really bro? I said why not, let’s start a little controversy. So, I tagged him let’s go and it just blew up.” (Transcription via BJ Penn)
“I remember the next morning I woke up and my girl was sat on the couch, because I slept on the couch, and she was like you called Yoel out,” Till said. “So, I went onto Google and got the monkey eyes and told my guy to add when you wake up and realize you called out Yoel. Everyone knows when I’m going on a tirade on Twitter it is because I’m having a drink. It is never normal. I’m having fun.”
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Although a lot was made of a potential fight between Till and the former title challenger Romero, it’s unlikely the UFC is going to make the fight. Instead, Till and former champion Robert Whittaker have recently been exchanging words on Twitter as the two seem keen to fight each other at UFC London in March of next year.