News Robert Whittaker Would Like To Fight Darren Till In London

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  1. Guard

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    https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2019/11/ufc-robert-whittaker-wants-darren-till-fight-london

    Robert Whittaker isn’t looking for an easy route back to the top.

    Whittaker, the former UFC middleweight champion, lost his title to Israel Adesanya at UFC 243 via second-round TKO in front of his hometown Melbourne, Australia, crowd. And while it was a bitter pill to swallow, Whittaker (20-5 MMA, 11-3 UFC) already has his sights set on his next opponent.

    He wants Darren Till in London.

    “That’s the fight I’m currently interested in,” Whittaker told The Daily Telegraph. “Plus I’ve never been to Europe before, so what better reason to go?”

    Till (18-2-1 MMA, 6-2-1 UFC) is coming off a split decision win over Kelvin Gastelum in his 185-pound debut at UFC 244, narrowly edging the former interim middleweight title challenger who took Adesanya to the brink at UFC 236.

    With the UFC most likely heading to London in March 2020, Whittaker hopes the “stars align,” and he gets to headline the show vs. the former 170-pound title challenger, Till.
     
  2. usernamee

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    Sounds good.

    Send the contract Bald Goof.
     
  3. Ying Li

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    LOL... Poor Till.
     
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    "Robert Whittaker isn’t looking for an easy route back to the top."

    Well.. That kind of is taking the easy route. Cannonier and Gastelum are both more dangerous matchups.

    Actually, everyone in the top 7 is a more dangerous matchup than Till imo
     
  5. DabraKajitsu

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    Oh shit! If this fight happens Whittaker would literally tear through Till!!!!!! We know Till don't have the head movement of Adesanya so there is no chance he'll be able to dodge the ICBMs!
    At this point, if I'm Till I'll want Cannioner over Whittaker!!!!
     
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    Thats the fight to make. Winner should get the shot after Romero.
     
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    He sees that as the closest thing to a tune up fight as he’s gonna get. Now that Till is ranked, he sees Till as the weak link in the top 5.
     
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    Till hasn't put on very good performances when fighting in England in the past. That's the place to fight him if you're gonna call out Till.
     
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    Isn't it a great time to be an mma fan?
     
  10. Sijara Romero

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    Till is known for his pressure, but range control too, something Whittaker needs to learn on how to deal with.

    Till also has some amazing clinch game, which will give Whittaker a new lesson vs kickboxers/Muay Thai fighters.
     
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    Will watch.

    Book it, Dana!
     
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    I'll allow it.
     
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    Nah he needs to fight Romero again.
     
  14. Asako

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    Till did a great job of controlling the distance with Gastellum, I think he'll do the same with Whittaker and win by decision.
     
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    He's looking for an easy win
     
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    makes sense
     
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    Lol at calling till an easy win
     
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    Make it happen interesting matchup Bobby knuckles will smoke him imo <13>
     
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    Get in line Bobby, Till wil gift you your shot when he's done with a Romero! ;)
     
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    Bobby Knuckles needs to fight Kelvin, that's the fight we were robbed of initially.

    Makes more sense to have a loser vs. loser fight with a former champion + former contender, as it makes one of them an insta-contender. A fight with Till could lower Whittaker's stock if he doesn't sleep him and could tarnish Till as a potential contender (I don't see Till getting a highlight reel KO, so dangerous fight for him to take....then again he's asking for Romero, so maybe Whittaker would be nice instead!).

    I'd prefer to see Till vs. Cannonier in a main event of a fight night.
     
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