Darren Till Outlines Why he Thinks Kamaru Usman Will Edge “Idiot” Colby Covington
Recently Darren Till was asked to weigh-in on the upcoming fight between Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman, and the British fighter believes the champ should emerge from the bout with the title.
Darren Till is no longer in the UFC’s welterweight division, but recently the British star was asked to weigh-in on the upcoming fight between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington. Although Till clearly isn’t a fan of the latter, he believes “Chaos” will provide the champ a solid test at UFC 245.
Till praises Covington…as a fighter
Till has traded verbal shots with Covington in the past. But, in advance of Till’s bout with middleweight contender, Kelvin Gastelum, he had this to say about the abilities of “Chaos” (quote via MMA Junkie):
“Look what he’s done to (Robbie) Lawler. A lot of people said Lawler wasn’t the same; I don’t feel like that,” Till said, while referencing Covington’s one-sided, decision win over Lawler in August. “I feel like Colby was just too much for Lawler, so when you break a fight down … because people hate Colby so much and take what he says so personal, they just want (Kamaru) Usman to win. They’re not looking at Colby. Colby is actually a terrific fighter. Forget all the (expletive) he says, because he’s just an idiot. He’s actually a terrific fighter.”
Yup. Even if you’re not down with Covington and his “Chaos” persona, and have been angered by various things he’s said, there’s no denying he’s a very talented fighter. But, can he beat Usman?
Till’s call for Usman – Covington
Well, Till was also asked to weigh-in on the upcoming, December 14th bout between Usman and Covington. Here’s what the Liverpool fighter had to say:
“I think if you put them both together, they’re the same fighter,” Till said. “I think Usman has everything that Colby has, just a bit better. I think he’s got more power. I don’t know who’s got the bigger gas tank. I know that Colby has an unbelievable gas tank, so I think Usman just edges it.”
Till’s not the only person to voice this take on the upcoming scrap. Currently the odds makers have Usman has the favorite to win at UFC 245, with odds in the range of -145 to -175. So, not a huge favorite, but a clear one nonetheless.
Here is the line-up so far for the very stacked, UFC 245 card, which will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada (via MMA Mania).
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