Darren Till Says He Doesn’t Care What Conor McGregor Has Become Because of Money

Published 12/19/2020, 11:04 AM EST
NEW YORK, NY – JULY 13: Conor McGregor speaks during the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour event at Barclays Center on July 13, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)


Conor McGregor never fails to attract attention, be it intentionally or unintentionally. The Irishman’s actions have always been subject to the scrutiny of the fans and critics.

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On the Anything Goes With James English podcast, UFC middleweight Darren Till recently discussed his feelings about the former UFC double champ.

A lot of people come to me a lot of time and they’ll be like what you think of Conor McGregor? He hit that old fella. And I go, I don’t really give a fu*k. He is a fu**ing unbelievable fighter. I don’t really care about it,” said ‘The Gorilla‘.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 12: (R-L) Conor McGregor of Ireland punches Jose Aldo of Brazil in their UFC featherweight championship bout during the UFC 194 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 12, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

It’s often said that McGregor is not the same hungry individual he was before all the fame and money. What’s more, the critics claim that his rise to prominence has affected his personality a lot; Darren Till concurs, but holding this change against the former Lightweight kingpin is something that he does not condone.

Mate, how can you not change? He’s had a 150 million thrown at him. He been the best in the world. He is one of the most famous athletes in the world. And that all happened in such a short time,” Till added.

The former welterweight title challenger believes that it’s only natural that one gets distracted after getting such fame in a short span of time.

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He also used himself as a reference on McGregor’s defense. Till says that he has also received his fair share of fame and has been involved in business and fancy stuff too much. This certainly had an impact on his fighting motivation as well. Till also added that McGregor faced his meteoric rise and fall in stride.

Conor McGregor set to return to the cage

Conor McGregor will make his highly anticipated return next month, taking on his old foe Dustin Poirier at UFC 256 at Fight Island, Abu Dhabi. The world will be watching as the fight game’s biggest star straps his gloves up yet again.

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Can McGregor get past Poirier? Is he still the same fighter who was crowned the UFC double champ?

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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