If you watched UFC Fight Night 118, then you know after the card’s headliner it certainly looked like Darren Till has Mike Perry in his sights. But, after their verbal exchange, Till offered some clarification as to why he mentioned Perry at all.
Till took on Donald Cerrone in the card’s main event, and he went on to stop the popular fighter in the opening round with strikes. Perry was in attendance for the Gdansk, Poland card, and after Till mentioned “Platinum” in his post-fight speech, a heated, verbal exchange ensued. Since both Till and Perry have been making headlines recently, as a result of their performances, there was plenty of talk about the two fighting, at some juncture, this past weekend.
Well, at the post-fight presser, Till had this to say about the comments he made, and Perry (quotes via MMA Junkie):
“I didn’t call him out,” Till said. “(Perry) said ‘Cowboy’ was going to beat me on Twitter, and I said he wouldn’t. I was, in my mind, going to call out Mike Perry. But he got the fight booked with Santiago Ponzinibbio, who I want to fight as well. So I don’t really care about (Perry) now.”
“The fight can happen if he beats Santiago, which I don’t think he will do, and then we can get it on. But he has a fight right now, so I don’t really care.”
Now, if Perry does get by Santiago Ponzinibbio on December 16th at UFC on FOX 26, you know there’s going to be widespread calls for him to fight Till. After all, they’re two of the welterweight division’s rising commodities, and both men like to stand and throw hands.
But, you could say the exact same thing about Ponzinibbio, so as Till alluded to, the winner of the December 16th contest could be next for the British fighter.
There’s also a chance, however, that the UFC will look at someone else for Till, so they can keep him active. Since Perry – Ponzinibbio is almost two months away, there’s certainly a chance that Till could get booked for another fight, before UFC on FOX 26 goes down.