When Darren Till makes his middleweight debut he will take on Kelvin Gastelum who just fought for the interim middleweight champion. It will no doubt be a tough fight for the Englishman who is on a two-fight losing streak.
For Michael Bisping, he agrees and thinks this is a really tough fight for Darren Till that is a big risk/big reward fight. If he wins he will be a top-five middleweight while if he loses he is now on a three-fight losing streak.
“Gastelum [is] no joke, tough fight,” Bisping said on his Believe You Me podcast. “Middleweight for Darren Till, that’s the right thing to do. Going down and killing yourself getting down to 170 isn’t a smart thing to do. But it is a tough fight. It’s a ballsy fight for Darren Till because if he beats Gastelum, he’s an immediate contender at 185. But if he loses to Gastelum, he’ll have lost three in a row. So there’s a lot to gain and there’s a lot to lose. There really is.
“Three in a row, I mean Darren Till’s got no fear of this, but three in a row sometimes people can get cut,” Bisping continued. “They’ll be out of the organization. Till won’t. He’s exciting, he’s got a massive following, he’s a huge star so he’s fine. But still, three in a row isn’t good for stock.”