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Darren Till UFC 292 Exclusive: O’Malley’s Coach Messaged Me After I Bet Against Suga & Lost; Aljo Aint Got Super Star Privilege; O’Malley Won’t Be As Big As McGregor

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In an interview with BettingSites.co.uk, ex-UFC fighter Darren Till, gives his exclusive opinion on UFC 292. Till reveals O’Malley’s coach taunted him, after The Gorilla bet against Suga to win on Saturday night.

The Liverpool fighter was all praises for ‘The Suga Show’ but doesn’t believe O’Malley will outshine ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor.

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Question: You bet on Aljo to beat Sean O’Malley, so what did you make of Suga’s devastating finish of him?

Darren Till: “Sean O’Malley’s coach actually tweeted me after that fight saying how do you feel now? I replied saying I feel like a sucker. Right’s right and wrong is wrong and I was completely wrong. I thought Aljo was going to dominate Sean but Sean O’Malley proved me and a lot of other people wrong. He’s the legitimate champ and he’s a f*****g very good champ. Do I like his style outside the octagon? No. With all the hair and smoking weed all the time but who am I to say anything because he’s the bantamweight champion of the world and I congratulate him.”

Q: Is Suga getting that sweet “Dana White Privilege” now he’s pulling in numbers?

DT: “If he is or he isn’t it doesn’t matter. If you’re the guy who’s bringing in the numbers that’s all that matters. For example when I last fought there were some superstars on the card, one in particular in Paddy the Baddy and other times when I’ve fought [on smaller cards] but regardless you can always look at my views and boom they always do massive numbers. If you’re bringing the views in then you’re going to get special treatment. There’s no other way round it. Dana White is not our friend. This is a business relationship. There is no Dana White privilege, for me it’s just superstar privilege. Aljo is a great guy but he just hasn’t got what Sean O’Malley has got.”

Q: Do you think Sean O’Malley will be a bigger name than Conor McGregor when he reaches his peak?

DT: “No. No one’s going to be a bigger name than Conor. Forget about that.”

Q: Do you think it’s right Dana White calls out fighters publically to retire? Aka Chris Weidman, Joe Lauzon

DT: “I don’t know if it’s good for UFC. Anytime Dana says anything I just take it with a pinch of salt. He’s a businessman so 90 percent of what he says must be good because the UFC is so successful. Maybe it’s reverse psychology. He’s trying to get them back in the ring?”

Q: Dana revealed after 292 that ‘wonderboy’ turned down fighting Ian Garry next, who do you think would be a good opponent next for Garry?

DT: “It’s tough because now they’ve got to direct all the up and coming stars in the right way. You’ve got Shavkat (Rakhmonov), Khamzat (Chimaev) and Ian Garry. Do you want to put them together now so early on? Probably not. So if Wonderboy is not willing to fight Ian Garry in what would be an amazing homecoming fight in Dublin, then they’ve got to find someone like Geoff Neal who pulled out of fighting him at UFC 292. I don’t know but what I don think is that Khamzat is going to be champion of that division very soon. Garry looked very good but I don’t know Wonderboy is turning fights down. He’s about 55!”

Darren Till

Born on December 24, 1992, in Liverpool, England, Darren Till's journey from a tough upbringing to becoming a prominent Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter started in 2013. In 2015, Till made his UFC debut, and it didn't take long for him to stand out in the highly competitive promotion. Notable victories over Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson and Kelvin Gastelum elevated Till's status within the UFC's welterweight division. Till left the UFC in March 2023 and has recently launched his own South African fighting promotion called Gorilla Fight Club.