Darren Till did not win over Robert Whitaker in the UFC at ESPN 14, but still managed to attract the attention of the ruling UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.
Saturday’s main event eventually played over five rounds, with Whitaker receiving a nod from the narrowest margins. Adesanya then went on Twitter to say she still hopes to face Till in the future as she sends him a message of support.
“I still want to fight until one day,” Adesanya said. “It’s strikingly beautiful. Wait, Darren! “
I still want to fight until one day.
Its astonishing is beautiful.
̵1; Israel Adesanya (@stylebender) July 26, 2020
In response, Till could not help but laugh at some of the messages sent to him by Adesania, as he has become a superstar on social media in the last few months.
“Another good friend,” Till told Adesanya at the post-fight press conference. “I will have to postpone DM’ing for a while. All I do is yell at videos of him in Instagram videos. But I have great respect for Israel, he is a great fighter. “
With a knockout victory over Whitaker last October, Odesanya set himself the best average weight in the world. He continued to defend a car with a victory over Joel Romero, and his next match was already recorded against Paulo Costa in September at UFC 253.
As far as he knows, he will eventually make his way into a battle with Adesanya and his confidence is high in this stylistic match. In fact, he feels he has passed a tougher test at Whitaker because the former middleweight champion has been able to threaten to take him several times in five laps. He does not see the same danger coming from Adesanya.
“It’s not disrespectful [Adesanya]”I think it’s probably easier for me than for Rob,” Till said. “Because we will probably have a great battle. Rob is a little different because he confuses him. I know Israel. Israel is the champion.
“He is a great MMA fighter, but he is a pure striker. I think we will have a great battle. Rob stirred it a little. He’s wilder than me, Rob, as if he’s going to dress with his head. It was as if he caught me with a few crackers and I ate them for breakfast.
Despite losing Saturday night, Till does not feel defeated, as his battle with Whittaker could easily make its way into the final decision. It may take a few more victories to get this far, but he is sure that thinking with Adesanya is inevitable.
“Listen, Israel and I will fight one day,” Till said. “Just give me some time. I’ll come back, knock someone out and fight. Don’t worry, I’m still on top. “