Formerly undefeated UFC welterweight Darren Till suffered a second round submission defeat to still reigning division champion Tyron Woodley back at UFC 228. Speaking in a recent interview, two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier has now come forward to reveal that he believes the Liverpool native was attempting to copy UFC megastar Conor McGregor.
As reported by Bloody Elbow, Daniel Cormier recently revealed his thoughts on Till’s UFC 228 performance.
“Darren Till threw one shot. When he finally decided to go — I’ve always hated this combination.”
“The only person that should ever throw a lead uppercut, punch down the middle is Conor McGregor. He’s the only person that has successfully done that time and time again. Conor goes uppercut, straight left hand. Everybody else: stop! No I’m serious. Everybody else, stop!”
“Chuck Liddell almost got killed against Rashad Evans because [he did] that. And now look at Darren Till. You can not throw that. It’s a flawed technique. Because when you do this, and you’re loading that counter-hand, when you’re loading that second punch… You are so exposed [to the counter].”