Darren Till could be the answer to Conor McGregor’s dream of fighting in a stadium. The UFC welterweight just called out ‘The Notorious’ to a fight and he wants Anfield to play host for this intriguing match-up…
The British striker witnessed Liverpool’s dominant 4-1 win over Cardiff City last Saturday and it seems that the electric vibe at Anfield gave him the idea of starring in a fight against the Irishman in the 55-000 seater stadium.
Darren Till Vs. Conor McGregor At Liverpool FC’s Anfield ? Make sense ? pic.twitter.com/l0miV3mtME
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‘Let’s Sell It Out’
Both fighters came up short in their previous UFC bouts.
McGregor failed to reclaim the lightweight strap after being submitted by the defending champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in the fourth round of the UFC 229 headliner. The defeat gave the former two-division champion the fourth loss of his career and his first since returning to the Octagon after a two-year hiatus.
Till suffered the same fate last September when UFC welterweight kingpin Tyron Woodley delivered a nasty second-round submission in the main event of UFC 228. It was the lone loss in Till’s UFC record and the end of an impressive winning streak, which includes victories over Stephen Thompson and Donald Cerrone.
Recently, the British mixed martial artist has expressed his desire in taking on McGregor at least before ‘The Notorious’ calls it a career. In an Instagram story, he posted this:
Then in a separate post, Till uploaded a photo of Anfield along with the caption “Conor McGregor before your last retirement fight in Ireland, Anfield, the true gorilla.”
Nothing is confirmed yet about what’s next for the UFC’s biggest box office draw. However, in a lengthy social media post, McGregor said he will face the next in line and will be back fully prepared and with high confidence, following a sorry loss at UFC 229.
Will the promotion punches its way for the Till-McGregor showdown at Anfield? The answer could, most probably, be a resounding NO as Conor is likely staying in the lightweight division to earn another shot at Nurmagomedov for an exciting rematch that will surely break numbers.
As for Darren Till, he better starts working to become the next UFC welterweight champion. And maybe, just maybe, McGregor would be glad to fight for his third UFC title in different weight class.
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