Darren Till Wants ‘Childhood Hero’ Robbie Lawler For December MMA Comeback

British mixed martial artist Darren Till is still undecided about his next move in his career, but he has expressed interest in fighting the former champion, Robbie Lawler.

Since losing back-to-back for the first time in his career, there have been talks that Darren Till might be leaving the welterweight class and will move up to the middleweight division.

Till was first submitted by the then-champion Tyron Woodley at UFC 228 last September before suffering a stunning loss to Jorge Masvidal in front of his fans at UFC London last March.

For a moment, the whole MMA world stopped after seeing Till lose consciousness from a scary knockout by Masvidal.

The London crowd was silenced as their local hero absorbed a shocking defeat in brutal fashion.

More than four months removed from UFC London, Till is now eyeing a potential return later this year and is willing to square off with his “childhood hero,” Lawler.

Great Fight

The British sensation, who is currently 17-2 in his professional career, told the MMA Fighting Eurobash Podcast that he is targeting to return to action this December.

Asked about a potential clash with the former welterweight champion, Till said it would be a spectacular matchup.

“That’s a great fight, mate,” Till said, per MMA Fighting.

“I called Robbie out not so long ago and he’s a childhood hero; I grew up watching him. That would be spectacular, mate. It really would.”

“One hundred million percent, [I’ll fight] before Christmas. I’m ready to go right now one hundred percent [I’ll be back] before Christmas.”

Lawler, who won the welterweight strap in 2014, is on a three-fight losing streak, with the most recent loss coming from Colby Covington at UFC Newark last August 3.

His last win came two years ago, defeating Donald Cerrone at UFC 214.

Training Hard

In a previous interview with Fighters Only, ‘The Gorilla’ provided an update on his current status, saying he is now working hard to regain his deadly form.

“I’m not saying I’m back, but I’m just in my happy place,” said Till.

“I feel like the Darren Till before he was fighting in Rotterdam.”

“I got back from Brazil and I was just in this world of going to the gym, training really hard.”

Till also revealed that he wants a rematch with Masvidal.

“He’d come to me after the fight and I was – not crying, but I had my head down and someone tapped me on my shoulder and it was Masvidal, and he shook my hand.”

“He was like, ‘You nearly had me in the first (round).'”

“I want that (expletive) rematch. I want that rematch.”


Is the Till vs Lawler bout a good fight to make? What do you think of this potential matchup?

(Featured Image Source: YouTube/MMA Junkie and Instagram/Robbie Lawler)

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