The UFC may have a new star in welterweight prospect Darren Till, but does he have what it takes to pass up the likes of Conor McGregor on the UFC's all-time greats list? Till sure thinks so.
In McGregor's time in the UFC he has shot his way into the main event scene, downed one of the greatest fighters of all time in Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds, become one of the few men in UFC history to have held titles in different weight classes, and is the first and only dual-weight champion in UFC history.
Till has just now burst onto the scene in the UFC after his recent first round dismantling of former UFC lightweight title challenger Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone. Till has high expectations for himself moving forward, and fans see a ton of potential in him as well.
During a recent interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, Till claimed that when it's all said and done he'll go down as a more accomplished fighter than even Conor McGregor (quotes via Bloody Elbow):
“When I say I’m going to beat these guys, I know it. When I say I’m going to be champion in numerous divisions, I know it’s going to happen,” Till said, per MMA Fighting’s Peter Carroll.
“My mind doesn’t say, ‘Oh hang on, let’s question that.’ My mind also believes it as I’m saying it. Every thing about me believes it.
“This has been a thought of mine for a few years now, for the last two or three. Just because of how big I am I know I can’t stay at welterweight forever and the way you see a guy like Conor getting the two.
“To me, now, that’s already been done, so now I need three. I need to beat him in that because when I say I want to be the greatest, I don’t want people to question it and go, ‘Well hang on, GSP, Jon Jones…’
“I just want people to say, ‘Darren’s at the top, and they’re all below Darren.’ That’s what I see and that’s what will happen.”
What are your thoughts on Till claiming that he will pass up McGregor's UFC accolades when it's all said and done? Do you think that he has the capability to be one of the greatest the UFC has ever seen? Or will the Irishman's accolades be too hard to pass by? Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments section below!
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://gms.to/writeforgms
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms