Home Uncategorized Twitter: John Kavanagh Teases Idea Of Gunnar Nelson Vs Darren Till Fight In UK

Twitter: John Kavanagh Teases Idea Of Gunnar Nelson Vs Darren Till Fight In UK

ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - MAY 08: Gunnar Nelson (R) of Iceland celebrates victory over Albert Tumenov of Russia after their Welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night 87 at Ahoy on May 8, 2016 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

The welterweight division is arguably the most stacked with quality in the UFC right now. 

Tyron Woodley is currently the champion and in his most recent outings he has defended the belt against Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson (twice) and Demian Maia. Although not in the most exciting fashion, Woodley has stomped his authority as king of the division for the moment.

The ferocious Robbie Lawler is always a force to be reckoned with in the octagon and he is currently number one contender to the title he formerly owned.

UFC Fight Night Dublin McGregor vs. Brandao, The O2, Dublin 19/7/2014 Iceland's Gunnar Nelson celebrates winning Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Rodrigo Romos

Lethal fighters such as Jorge Masvidal, Rafael dos Anjos and the emerging Colby Colvington are all in the mix.

Then there is the prospect with a lot of hype surrounding him, particularly since his emphatic knockout victory over Donald ‘Cowoby’ Cerrone at the recent UFC Fight Night Gdansk, Darren Till.

Till went with the bold strategy of calling Wonderboy out since his recent burst into the stardome has really kicked in. However, Thompson’s coach and father has dismissed the idea that the rising Liverpudlian should be afforded a crack at the veteran that is Wonderboy so soon.

In the meantime, Gunnar Nelson has become somewhat of the forgotten man in the division since his loss to Santiago Ponzinibbio. That KO defeat was marred by an eye-gouging controversy.

If the UFC are looking for Till to be a headline act in his home country anytime soon, SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh says to look no further than his stable.

Now this would be a fight to get MMA fans this side of the Atlantic excited.


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