Michael Bisping has stressed his belief that his fellow Englishman Darren Till will be able to overcome this recent rough patch and regain his form.
Till truly was one of the most electric rising forces in the game throughout 2018, a recognizable face that was drawing in some serious crowds on the English scene – making him the perfect injection into the island with the career of Michael Bisping winding down.
Now, after two consective defeats, the second even more brutal than the first, Till is on something of a decline in the eyes of the public.
After UFC president Dana White admitted that he and the promotion had made something of a mistake in their management of Darren Till, Bisping took to his official podcast Believe You Me to express his belief that Till will be able to mount something of a comeback in his career.
Citing his young age and clear talent, The Count pegged him for a return to form once he takes an ample amount of time off to regain his focus.
“He had all the makings of being a champion. And then not to mention, he followed that win [Donald Cerrone] with a win over Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson.
“It was very close, but Tyron Woodley had two incredibly close fights with Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson. ‘Wonderboy’s’ definitely there, he’s at that level. He’s one of the best in the world and a very tricky customer and a tricky style.
“And if Till and Tyron fought another five times, I guarantee the outcome would be different. I’m not saying Till would beat him, I’m just saying I doubt it would be so one way.
“And then of course he followed it up with a loss to Masvidal, which really hurt his stock. But the thing for Till, what is he? I think he’s like 26. He’s still very, very young. So let him take some time, recover, take some time off. He’ll be back.”
In the last week or so, Till has reappeared in the public eye, speaking to Fighters Only, going into detail about his recent arrest in Tenerife and what exactly happened in regards to the taxi that ended up in him and his friends’ possession.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena