Darren Till Challenges Conor McGregor To UFC Super-Fight At Anfield In Front Of 70,000 Fans
In what would arguably be one of the most highly-anticipated UFC bouts of all time, Conor McGregor has been called out by Liverpool's finest, Darren Till, in an extrodinary interview.
Till, who lost his last fight against Tyron Woodley, is convinced he could 'sort something out' between McGregor and his team to fight in front of 70,000 people at Anfield - a place that means so much to both fighters.
He posted the following image on Instagram earlier, with the caption:
The 25-year-old spoke to Paddy Power about the possibility of going head-to-head with the 'Notorious' one at 170lbs, and he's very confident
"I lost my last fight, Conor lost his. We're both from Europe, he's a Liverpool fan, I'm a Liverpool fan. See what I'm saying?," he said.
"I've spoken in the past about how I want to sell out a stadium in my home town. He spoke about Croke Park in Dublin, but I think he'd fight there for the final fight of his career, his retirement fight.
"But until then, he's spoken about wanting to fight for the welterweight belt and I obviously want my rematch so if I fight Conor, then the winner could potentially get a shot at the belt after Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley fight, or Woodley and Kamaru Usman fight."
"I'm still the No.2 in the division, and Conor has fought at 170lb before. Why couldn't we sort something out?"
Till went on to declare Anfield as a potential venue, as well as claiming he knows the McGregor camp 'well' - so why not?
"Yes, we've both just had defeats but we're by far the two biggest stars in Europe. I'm not talking about a Vegas fight, the T-Mobile arena or anything like that. I'm talking about Anfield.
"It's not about the money with Conor, it's about two of the biggest stars in Europe, the two best strikers in the UFC fighting at one of the most iconic stadiums on earth. Why wouldn't we sell it out?
"Anfield could hold 70-75,000 people. The site crashed when I was fighting at the Echo Arena - it had 70,000 ticket requests! I'd sell it out myself, but with a powerhouse name like Conor, we'd sell that out in seconds. In fact, no arena is big enough for us two."
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"I know I'd have Conor. It's not a question of 'I think I'd have him' - I know I would for a fact.
"I haven't spoken to his camp at all, though I know them well. I know Owen (Roddy), I know Cian Cowley, Peter Quelly, James Gallagher and I know Artem (Lobov).
"This is just me being a straight shooter, calling him out. He's going to want to do it - there's no way he's not, I don't see why he wouldn't. It could and should happen. I see no reason why not.
"He's not afraid of a fight, and neither am I. He's a man of manifestation and so am I, so why can't we manifest it into a reality?"
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(H/T: Paddy Power)