Former UFC welterweight champion Darren Till is currently in discussions for a comeback bout against Russian star Magomed Ismailov.
Journalist Chisanga Malata claims that negotiations are underway for the former UFC welterweight champion to face Magomed Ismailov in a middleweight match. Given that they are in advanced conversations, he said the talks are encouraging.
He wrote: “BREAKING…Darren Till is reportedly in talks to face Russian middleweight and internet star Magomed Ismailov…The former UFC welterweight title challenger is said to be in the “advanced stages of negotiations” – according to @RedFuryNYC on Instagram…Thoughts?”
The 30-year-old last competed in UFC 282 in December, where he faced a submission defeat by Dricus du Plessis in the third round. This match earned both competitors a Fight of the Night bonus. However, Till was later granted his release from the promotion in February.
The former welterweight championship contender hasn’t had much success lately. Apart from losing by submission against du Plessis, he also suffered defeats by unanimous decision against former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker and by third-round submission against Derek Brunson.
The potential matchup between Darren Till and Magomed Ismailov is generating significant interest. It remains to be seen whether the bout will be officially confirmed and whether Till’s time off from competition will ultimately work in his favor.
Since both Darren Till and Mike Perry are no longer with the UFC, Till has expressed interest in a boxing bout against Perry.
During an appearance on The MMA Hour, Till acknowledged ongoing discussions regarding a boxing match against Perry. He affirmed that Perry’s statements about his interest in BKFC were accurate, emphasizing that he is not avoiding the former UFC veteran.
Till stated: “oh he’s completely right! Till tells no lies, Ariel, but there’s a reason behind it…but that doesn’t mean I’m fuc*ing scared, cmon son.”