Darren Till throws down the gauntlet to Khamzat Chimaev

‘I’ll give you a go at the big boys son!’: Darren Till throws down the gauntlet to Khamzat Chimaev with the undefeated rising star struggling to find a ranked opponent willing to take him on

  • Darren Till is open to taking on Khamzat Chimaev after his upcoming bout 
  • Undefeated Chimaev has sent shockwaves through the UFC with strong displays 
  • The 26-year-old is struggling to find a ranked opponent willing to fight him
  • And Till, 27, says he will fight him if he still does not have a bout by December 

Darren Till has offered to take on rising star Khamzat Chimaev, with the fan-favourite insisting ‘rankings have never mattered in the UFC’.

Russian-born Swedish fighter Chimaev has made waves since arriving in the UFC earlier this year, putting in flawless displays at both welterweight and middleweight to extend his undefeated record.

The 26-year-old’s three UFC wins in 66 days has seen his stock skyrocket among fans and has understandably become a favourite of UFC chief Dana White, who is lining up a bout against a ranked opponent next for Chimaev.

Darren Till has called out Khamzat Chimaev, with the undefeated star struggling for a fight

The undefeated 26-year-old (R) cannot find a ranked opponent willing to take him on 

However, White has struggled to find a ranked fighter willing to take on the fearsome star, with his devastating wins leaving many stars apprehensive of taking on the rising star.

Earlier this week, former welterweight title challenger Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson refused to take on Chimaev, so too did former middleweight champion Chris Weidman. 

And Till, who has enjoyed a similar rise in the UFC to Chimaev, has said he is open to taking on the undefeated star after his next bout.

Till says he will fight him after his bout with Jack Hermansson if he still does not have a fight

The fan-favourite tweeted the Russian-born Swede to say ‘I’ll give you a go at the big boys’

The Liverpudlian takes on Jack Hermansson in December, and while the winner is likely to be in line for a shot at Israel Adesanya’s title, Till says he would be willing to take on Chimaev instead.

‘Rankings have never mattered in the @ufc,’ he wrote on Twitter.

‘@KChimaev after I destroy jack in December, if you are still struggling to get a match. I’ll give you a go at the big boys son!!!’

White is likely to find an opponent for Chimaev before Till locks horns with Hermansson, but it would come as no surprise to see the devastating star take on the 27-year-old in the future.  




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