Mike Perry Rips Darren Till for Training with Leon Edwards Ahead of His Bout with Derek Brunson

Published 08/19/2021, 2:21 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)


For a long time, Darren Till was at loggerheads with fellow Englishman Leon Edwards. However, ever since he made the decision to move up to middleweight, both fighters have been working together in order to perfect their craft and learn from each other.

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In fact, over the years, Darren Till has been quite vocal about being open to working with other fighters. Most notably, his long-time social media trolling partner Mike Perry.

And although Mike Perry never really took Darren Till up on that offer, apart from a closed-door sparring session. It seems like ‘Platinum’ is back with his incessant trolling of the Liverpool native.

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The 29-year-old shared a tweet implying Leon Edwards and Darren Till were in love with each other. This, only a few hours after Till mentioned working alongside Leon Edwards and his brother in an interview with Ariel Helwani.

Both Till and Perry have been on each other’s case for a considerable amount of time, with fans hoping the odd friendship would come to a dramatic end with a showdown inside the octagon. However, considering both of their trajectories, a fight between the two seems like a distant dream.

Rest assured, fans can sit back and continue to enjoy this odd and amusing friendship the two prizefighters seem to have developed ever since their first meeting.

UFC Fight Night: Darren Till vs Derek Brunson  

Following his loss to former middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker, back in July, Darren Till is getting ready to face veteran Derek Brunson in a five-round matchup on the 5th of September.   

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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)

A win over the no.5 ranked Brunson will most likely grant the Englishman a title contender fight. And although Till will enjoy the advantage on the feet, Brunson’s grappling and wrestling will remain a concern for him going into this fight. Furthermore, with an active champion like Israel Adesanya, ‘the Gorilla’ will hope to make his way to a title fight with ‘the style bender’.  

A ferocious striker with knockout power in both hands. Darren Till has the skills and the personality to become one of the biggest stars in the UFC.  

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What do you think? will Darren Till get the win over Derek BrunsonLet us know in the comments.  

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David Andrew

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David Andrew is an MMA author at EssentiallySports with a background in English Literature from St. Stephens College. Prior to his current role, David, who combines his passion for writing and combat sports, contributed to the MMA divisions at Sportskeeda and The Sportsrush.

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