Darren Till 'Glad' To Have 'Laid Blueprint' For Conor McGregor's Devastating Win Over Donald Cerrone
Darren Till is taking some credit for Conor McGregor's first round victory over Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 last night.
'Cowboy' was beaten in 40 seconds at the T-Mobile Arena courtesy of a deadly start to proceedings from McGregor, who produced some brutal shoulder strikes which broke Cerrone's nose early on.
He then followed it up with a brutal head kick and ground and pound to bring about the stoppage from referee Herb Dean, who had no choice but to intervene and award McGregor the TKO victory in a very straightforward first fight in 15 months.
And Till, who also beat Cerrone at welterweight in the first round back in 2017, reckons he played his part in the Notorious' triumph.
He took to Instagram to remind fans of his prediction for the bout.
The big difference, however, was that Till's win, at Fight Night 118, was achieved in the fourth minute of the round. McGregor spent more time making his entrance than he did inside the Octagon.
It was a genius strategy from McGregor and his coaching team - and one that Cerrone did not see coming whatsoever.
"He got me with an elbow straight away and then he headkicked me," Cerrone said post-fight, as per Metro.
"I have never seen anything like the shoulder shot he hit me with. I was disorientated. Then he stepped back, I was bleeding and he head kicked me.
"But I love this sport and I am not stopping yet."
McGregor talked post-fight about wanting to continue at welterweight and name-dropped BMF champion Jorge Masvidal, who was sitting ringside with his belt for the bout.
But he also expressed his interest in having a trilogy with Nate Diaz, who had quite lot to say about McGregor's return fight on Twitter.
Conor on trilogy fight with Diaz. pic.twitter.com/kJmIVuNtFH- Jed I. Goodman (@jedigoodman) January 19, 2020
"Let's go Nathan, let's go brother!" he told reporters in his post-fight presser.
"Number three, it's always here, so, we're right here Nathan."