Gilbert Burns Left Impressed With Darren Till’s Skills on the Mic

Published 09/03/2021, 12:17 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)


Darren Till impresses the Brazilian welterweight fighter Gilbert Burns with his Portuguese. The Englishman speaks better Portuguese than a lot of other Brazilians, says Burns.

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The English fighter will return to the octagon after a long hiatus. Till will face Derek Brunson inside the octagon this weekend at UFC Fight Night. Having trained for his fighting career in Brazil, ‘The Gorilla’ learned a decent amount of Portuguese during his training period.

During his recent interview, Till spoke in Portuguese to a reporter which caught the attention of the Brazilian welterweight Gilbert Burns. The Brazilian took to social media to share the clip.

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Having been training for a long time in Brazil, Darren Till looked very fluent in the video.

Apart from being a fluent Portuguese speaker, Till is one of the prominent fighters in the UFC. The latter will soon return to action after a long time as he faces Brunson.

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Darren Till’s Fight Outside the Octagon

After his last defeat to Robert Whittaker in 2020, ‘The Gorilla’ stayed away from the octagon. The (18-3) record holder was one of the best fighters in the division. However, Till had to face hard tests during his time away from the octagon.

Recently, in an interview with MMA Junkie, ‘The Gorilla opened up about his injuries and troublesome time during his off period. Till said, “I’m just happy to be here. It’s tough. It’s tough to have injuries and go through camps after camps and spend a lot of money and, you know, obviously have to pull out.”

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He added, “I mean, the last fight was very unfortunate because it was only like two or three weeks before where I broke my collarbone. I mean, if it was 10 weeks before the fight and I broke my collarbone, I was definitely still fighting. But it’s just it reminds me a lot of like when Dominick Cruz was getting a lot of setbacks and injuries. You’ve just got to come through them, and you’ve got to come through them, and here I am a few days before, and I’m a very happy man.”

However, ‘The Gorilla’ will now face the #5 Derek Brunson and it will surely excite many to see how Till performs in his return. A win against Brunson will surely raise Till’s rank in the division.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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