Darren Till made a successful middleweight debut at UFC 244 by defeating former title contender Kelvin Gastelum by decision. Since then, “The Gorilla” has been riding that wave of confidence.
“People forget the fighter I was, what I done to the best striker in the UFC, Stephen Thompson, where I calm and calculatedly beat him, nearly knocked him out,” Till said in a recent BT Sport interview. “Look at the performance he’s just had, or before that (Donald Cerrone), or before that all the European stars I was just taking out, or before that when I was in Brazil just taking names, or even before that. So now they’re all just calling me out. I’m the money man in the division.
“I’ll just see who I want to fight because they’re all calling me out for a reason, so obviously I’m holding all the chips,” he added.
Number eleven-ranked Uriah Hall got wind of these statements and issued a response via Twitter.
So I heard @darrentill2 said something about he’s happy that all the middle weights are calling him out lol and he’s the money fight.. bro you’re like the guy that skip’t the line at Starbucks we just all want to beat your ass for it— U R I A H H A L L (@UriahHallMMA) December 5, 2019
When asked how he thinks a fight with Till would go, Hall had this to say.
Your boy definitely do not want these hands https://t.co/OsManW0Y7N— U R I A H H A L L (@UriahHallMMA) December 5, 2019
“Prime Time” is on a two-fight win streak. He last fought in September in Vancouver, where he defeated Antonio Carlos Junior by split decision.