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Darren Till Wants To Be Nick Diaz's Opponent For UFC Comeback

Darren Till Wants To Be Nick Diaz's Opponent For UFC Comeback

Darren Till has expressed his interest in being the opponent selected for Nick Diaz's UFC comeback.

After a four-year hiatus, Diaz is "100 per cent" returning to the Octagon in early 2021 according to his manager Kevin Mubenga and after completing a 14-week diet and training programme, looks to be in incredible shape.

Diaz, whose last fight was against Anderson Silva at UFC 183, is said to be "keeping a close eye on the big welterweight fights" and will no doubt have plenty of suitors - Till being one of them to stake his claim.

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'The Gorilla', a former title challenger, took to Twitter to make a case for why he is the most logical opponent for the elder Diaz brother "outside the Middleweight champ".

Till has flipped between both welterweight and middleweight in recent times, with mixed results.

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He was submitted by Tyron Woodley in their title bout at UFC 228 before Jorge Masvidal set himself on a path to stardom when he knocked him out in their main event at the O2 Arena in London in March 2019.

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Having moved up a weight to 185lbs, the 27-year-old then won a split decision against Kelvin Gastelum on the Masvidal-Diaz UFC 244 card, before former champion Robert Whittaker beat him unanimously on points on 'Fight Island' in July.

Image: PA
Image: PA

He's now expected to headline a UFC Fight Night against Jack Hermansson in is next fight on December 5.

Diaz also has another potential opponent in former British UFC star Dan Hardy going off his reaction on Twitter. The first British fighter to compete for a UFC title, Hardy has been retired in 2012 and has transitioned into an analyst role covering fights.

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Topics: UFC News, MMA News, Nick Diaz, UFC, MMA, Darren Till

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