Darren Till

Darren Till praises Colby Covington: ‘He’s a terrific fighter’

Darren Till is not a fan of Colby Covington’s antics, but he does believe ‘Chaos’ is one of the best fighters at welterweight.

During a UFC 244 pre-fight media day at the UFC Gym in England, Till was asked about Colby Covington and praised the welterweight contender for his dominating performance over Robbie Lawler.

“Look what he’s done to [Robbie] Lawler. A lot of people said Lawler wasn’t the same; I don’t feel like that,” said Till (via MMA Junkie).

“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 s**t he says because he’s just an idiot. He’s actually a terrific fighter.”
Although Darren Till believes Colby Covington is a terrific fighter, he isn’t sure ‘Chaos’ will beat Kamaru Usman. The two, of course, are headlining UFC 245 where they are fighting for the welterweight title.

“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.”

Darren Till, meanwhile, is set to make his middleweight debut in the co-main event of UFC 244 against Kelvin Gastelum. Should he win that fight, it would put him in the title picture at middleweight and could be one win away. But, he also recently said he wants to return to welterweight as there are a few people he still wants to fight and has unfinished business there.

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Cole Shelton
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime