‘Ur a F***ing Disgrace to the Sport’- Daniel Cormier and Darren Till Roast Ariel Helwani for Hyping up Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley Event

Published 08/29/2021, 11:05 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 30: Darren Till, mixed martial artist of England talks to the media during the UFC press confrence at BT Tower on January 30, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Luke Walker/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)


Ariel Helwani is one of the most reputed reporters in the world of combat sports. After ending his three-year deal with ESPN, Helwani moved on to being a free agent. The renowned journalist now works on multiple news networks covering the ins and outs of the sport. In his most recent assignment, Helwani was tasked with covering the boxing event between Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley.

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It is safe to say Helwani was enjoying the experience as he tweeted out, “This is the greatest. So much fun. Hope you are all enjoying!! I feel like I have died and gone to TV heaven.” His comments on the event faced some backlash from two familiar names. Daniel Cormier responded to the tweet saying, “Calm down, it’s alright but it ain’t that cool. I mean c’mon Ariel.”‘ The Gorilla’ Darren Till took it up a notch saying, “Ur a f***ing disgrace to the sport.”

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Darren Till is set to mark his return to the UFC this weekend 

The Gorilla’ Darren Till has not had the best of results. Till won five out of his first five fights in the UFC that paved the way for a title shot against Tyron Woodley at UFC 228. ‘The Chosen One’ completely dominated the fight and submitted Till in the second round of the fight. The Englishman then succumbed to another loss at the hands of Jorge Masvidal; this time around a second-round knockout in London, England. 

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Following the loss, Till moved up a weight class to 185-pounds. In his first fight, he secured an impressive win over Kelvin Gastelum. He then succumbed to a loss against Robert Whittaker in his most recent outing in July 2020. Till has been scheduled for a few fights since then. However, injuries forced him out of fights.

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This coming weekend ‘The Gorilla’ takes on Derek Brunson in an epic matchup. The champion Israel Adesanya has been extremely vocal about wanting to face Till. A win over Brunson will definitely open the doors for a title fight against ‘The Last Style Bender’. 

Do you think Darren Till can get the job done this weekend against Derek Brunson? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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