“Colby Covington is One of the Best” – Darren Till And Mike Perry Give Their Honest Thoughts on the Former Interim Welterweight Champion

Published 02/16/2021, 10:02 PM EST


The MMA world isn’t short of its comedic bits, but Darren Till and Mike Perry are the men for you if you want to be entertained. Till has been in the news for his incessant trolling of Mike Perry and almost everyone else; Perry has had a pretty colorful life.

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As a result, when Mike Perry and Darren Till got on Instagram Live together, the result was hilarious. TheMacLife uploaded the full video of their conversation on YouTube.

They started off by talking about weight cuts and how Geoff Neal cuts down to 170 from 212 pounds. Here, Till said that he weighed 210 pounds as well. The conversation rambled along with some friendly banter and a debate about their sparring match.

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Mike Perry brought up Colby Covington and said, “You are one person who always spoke highly of Colby Covington. I haven’t gotten to train with him yet, but he is over there at MMA Masters.

Listen, Perry, you know, Colby Covington is one of the best,” Till replied, and Mike expressed his agreement. He also added that ‘Chaos’ went five rounds with Usman, who just beat Gilbert Burns via TKO at UFC 258. ‘The Gorilla’ agreed that it was a close fight.

SINGAPORE – JUNE 17: Colby Covington of United States (front) reacts after his fight with Dong Hyun Kim of South Korea (back) in the Welterweight bout during UFC Singapore Fight Night at Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 17, 2017, in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)

Till mentioned how Colby trained really hard, and Mike said that he wanted to go some rounds with him. “This is why guys take away so much time from their family cause you gotta go, you gotta warm-up, you gotta eat right, you gotta have the right diet, and when you’re training, you gotta do the rounds with people,” Perry added.

Darren Till invites Mike Perry over to England

Later in the chat, the former UFC welterweight championship challenger invited ‘Platinum’ to train with him as part of his next camp. At this point, the conversation was extremely amicable, with both of the fighters joking around and teasing each other. Subsequently, Till gave Perry a tour of his house.

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)

It was a lighthearted conversation from start to finish, and the kind of relationship Perry and Till have is rarely seen in MMA. They both seem to hate each other, but also express brotherly care towards each other in this video.

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Maybe this will be the beginning of a new friendship where both fighters will help each other, or maybe we will see them face each other in the Octagon or “The Ultimate Fighter”. At this point, who really knows.

What do you make of this bewildering conversation?

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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