‘I’ll Be Beating You Mate, You Fu**ing Know It’- Darren Till and Israel Adesanya Get Into a Banter

Published 08/17/2021, 12:41 PM EDT
ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – SEPTEMBER 02: Darren Till of England celebrates victory against Bojan Velickovic of Serbia after their Welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at Ahoy on September 2, 2017 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)


Darren Till was being touted by many as one of the brightest prospects in MMA. However, the fighter has suffered 3 losses in his last 4 UFC fights to leave many wondering about his talent. Currently, the fighter is ranked No.7 in the UFC middleweight rankings and will face Derek Brunson next.

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With a victory over Brunson, ‘The Gorilla’ will look to get back to winning ways and move up the division. Till’s eventual goal will be to move up the division and challenge for the title. Currently, the middleweight champion is Israel Adesanya, and Till shares a friendly rivalry with ‘The Last Stylebender’.

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Therefore, during his interview with Ariel Helwani, Till had a message for the champ. He said, “Listen, good luck, good luck Izzy on your journey. He’s a fan of me, and I’m a fan of him. But I will be beating you, Izzy. I will be beating you, mate. You f**king know it.”

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Apart from Adesanya, Till believes he can beat various other top UFC fighters as well. He said, “I know I’ve got the tools to beat Robert Whittaker, Israel Adesanya, Marvin Vettori, Paulo Costa, Derek Brunson, Uriah Hall, Sean Strickland. All these guys, I know it.”

Israel Adesanya says Darren Till needs to ‘get in line’

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After Till, Israel Adesanya was also a guest on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. Therefore, when asked about his reaction to the comments made by Till. Adesanya replied, “Ah, Darren, Darren, in case I didn’t know. We don’t talk all the time, but we talk often. We’re cool. But he just has to win first.”

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“I’ve laid it out to him so many times, and he just keeps flopping. Like, Jesus Christ, get it f*cking together, Darren. So he can’t talk unless he wins first, and to win the way I’ve been winning in this division is not an easy task. So pick a number and get in line, son.”

Who do you think will win a fight between Darren Till and Israel Adesanya? Let us know in the comments.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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