Darren Till And Robert Whittaker Left Speechless By The Most Confusing Questions Ever
The duo are set to square off in the main event of UFC Fight Night 4 on 'Fight Island' on Saturday and spoke to the media earlier this week.
An unnamed reporter first spoke to Whittaker and asked if the New Zealander would consider dropping down to welterweight and fighting someone like Conor McGregor.
Whittaker, who is a former middleweight champion, had a confused look on his face and replied, "I think you've got those mucked up a little bit."
The clip then cuts to Till and the reporter asks if the Liverpudlian would rather fight Israel Adesanya for the middleweight title or take on McGregor at Anfield, the home of Liverpool.
Till looks away from the camera and awkwardly replies: "The middleweight title, Conor McGregor is a lightweight, two weights below me."
Both fighters would have to cut at least 10 pounds to drop to welterweight or 20 to drop to lightweight.
Fans have reacted to the interview and they were quick to call out the questions being asked.
We can only pray this reporter is at every event asking these questions- Dan the Juice (@danthejuice) July 22, 2020
The facial expressions are killing me :joy::joy::joy:- MS (@UFC_Obsessed) July 22, 2020
cant tell if hes just trolling or if he really just is that ignorant and is covering the wrong sport :joy:- Anthony Lorenzen (@ALorenzen1227) July 22, 2020
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I kinda wanna see more of this tbh. Just have one guy ask a stupid question like "So is (x fighter who isn't in their weight class) next for you or...?" just to see their reactions.- Justin H. (@khromtx) July 22, 2020
Ahh man that was tough to listen to :joy:- Tam (@Tam_Osrs) July 22, 2020
Till : "Conor's a LW, 2 weights below me"- Shawn Steinberg (@WhyTouche) July 22, 2020
Reporter : "So you wouldn't be willing to drop down".
Till did reply to another question saying a victory over 'The Reaper' means a title match with Adesanya is 'the only way to go.'
"If I beat Robert Whittaker on Saturday night, the only way to go is to the title," the 27-year-old claimed per MMA Junkie.
"A lot of people say, 'Well, he's only had two fights,' but look at my two fights. This is why for every young fighter out there, or every fighter in the UFC, you shouldn't turn down fights.
"You have to take these big risks because they'll pay off.
"I didn't call for a title shot after I beat Stephen Thompson in Liverpool because I didn't quite feel like I deserved it.
"But if I beat Robert Whittaker on Saturday, which is a big ask and a big mountain to climb, the only fight for me is (Israel) Adesanya, but him and (Paulo) Costa are scheduled to fight. The only fight for me is a title fight.
"I beat Whittaker on Saturday and the only name I want to hear come out of people's mouths is Adesanya. That's all I want to hear."
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