Darren Till says next fight 'probably' at middleweight

There’s been a lot of speculation in regards to which weight class Darren Till will compete at next.

Speaking to BT Sport, Till continued to hint at a move up to middleweight – and he says he’d be ready to go in a month’s time if his next fight were to be at 185 pounds.

“Most probably, yeah,” Till said. “Like, I think it’s important to implement a few other, like I say, tweaking, and I’ve been lifting a little bit, just a tiny bit. As I say, I’ve been improving my nutrition and other things by 5 percent. I’m ready to go in four weeks for the fight. No one trains like me, they just don’t. I know they don’t.”

Till (17-2-1 MMA, 5-2-1 UFC) has had issues making the welterweight limit in the past, which continued to be the topic of discussion during his fight weeks. While he’s not 100 percent sure that middleweight is next, he just wants to focus on being healthy before he and his coach, Colin Heron, decide the best path.

“Right now, what I want to do is get myself in some kind of shape where I see what I’m like lean, and I want to go from there, and I know that’s what Colin wants, as well,” Till said. “We’ll see. As I say mate, down the line, somewhere, I’m going to be champion. I’ve got a lot of time to do that, so we’ll see.”

While he doesn’t know when or who he’ll fight next, Till vows to be back before the end of the year, as he’s itching to return.

“Before Christmas, I’m definitely out, I definitely want to fight,” Till said. “I can’t wait to get back in and move around and stuff like that, so we’ll see.”

His back-to-back setbacks to Tyron Woodley and Jorge Masvidal haven’t changed his mindset in the long run, but for now, Till said he will just look to take things day by day.

“I truthfully believe I’m still the best fighter in the world, I do,” Till said. “I know I’ve got the skillset and the mindset for that, but maybe it’s approaching certain things sometimes in different ways. Maybe it wasn’t going into a fight being like, ‘I’m the best in the world.’ Maybe just go into that fight, I just want to beat this guy. Everything else comes after it, you know what I mean?”

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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