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Israel Adesanya Loses Out on Profits as $1.4 Million Lawsuit Puts Darren Till’s ‘Raw Dog’ in Trouble

Published 10/01/2023, 9:42 PM EDT

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Former UFC fighter Darren Till is known for his trash-talking. And while he may have exited from the UFC after losing five out of his last six fights in the promotion. He was also suffering from persistent injuries that have adversely affected his fighting career, but his trolling game is still strong.

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A few years ago, Till told former UFC star and current BKFC fighter ‘Platinum’ Mike Perry that he would ‘raw dog’ Perry’s girlfriend in the latter’s DM, which prompted ‘Platinum’ to block the Englishman on all social media. Ever the troll, Till made a website and started selling ‘Raw Dog’ merchandise. But karma, as they say, is a witch, and Till’s joke may cost him over a million dollars in an unexpected turn of events.

Darren Till sued for $1.4 million for Raw Dog gear


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After their aforementioned feud, Darren Till and Perry are on much better terms now. The Scouser appeared on Perry’s podcast, where he revealed that he was being sued for $1.4 million by an apparel company. Till said that he was talking to his team before being sued and told them that they needed to pay Israel Adesanya and Perry a percentage of the profits.

“I got sued for $1.4 million. So it was going well and I was actually saying to the guys we need to give Adesanya some percent, [give some percentage to] Perry. And then there’s a brand in England called G-Star Raw and it’s trademarked and they own the rights to the name raw. So they sued us and we couldn’t trade anymore. They sent us a cease and desist letter and that was the end of Raw,” he told Perry.


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However, he was sued by the G-Star Raw company who owned the copyright to the name ‘Raw’. Till told Perry that he had to pull curtains on his company after receiving a cease and desist letter from their legal team.


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Darren Till to fight Mike Perry in a boxing match

Perry is signed to the bareknuckle boxing promotion BKFC and recently got an $8 million extension from the promotion. He defeated former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold in his last fight at BKFC 41 in April this year and is on a three-fight win streak.

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And Perry will be hoping to extend his streak as the friends-turned-enemies-turned-friends will capitalize on their past feud to fight each other in a boxing match. However, they will not fight under the BKFC banner and Till will make his boxing debut on the card organized by ‘Misfits Boxing’ on October 14. Who do you think will win in the bout? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Written by:

Kanishk Thakur


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Kanishk Thakur is an MMA writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in political science from Delhi University, his love for writing and MMA made him want to be part of telling the story of the sport. His journalist mother and love for philosophy and research inculcated a staunch rationalism in him, and the need to substantiate every statement he makes with good evidence.
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Yeswanth Praveen