Conor McGregor called out for super-fight at Anfield
Conor McGregor has been called out by Darren Till for a showdown at Anfield.
McGregor is currently suspended for his part in the riot that followed his defeat by Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.
And Till is plotting a route back into title contention following his defeat by welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.
The home of Liverpool has recently been granted permission to hold boxing and music events, and Till wants to take on McGregor in front of more than 60,000 fans.
"I lost my last fight, Conor lost his. We’re both from Europe, he’s a Liverpool fan, I’m a Liverpool fan. See what I’m saying?," Till told Paddy Power News.
"I’ve spoken in the past about how I want to sell out a stadium in my home town. He spoke about Croke Park in Dublin, but I think he’d fight there for the final fight of his career, his retirement fight.
"But until then, he’s spoken about wanting to fight for the welterweight belt and I obviously want my rematch so if I fight Conor, then the winner could potentially get a shot at the belt after Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley fight, or Woodley and Kamaru Usman fight."
"I’m still the No.2 in the division, and Conor has fought at 170lb before. Why couldn’t we sort something out?
"Yes, we’ve both just had defeats but we’re by far the two biggest stars in Europe. I’m not talking about a Vegas fight, the T-Mobile arena or anything like that. I’m talking about Anfield.
It’s not about the money with Conor, it’s about two of the biggest stars in Europe, the two best strikers in the UFC fighting at one of the most iconic stadiums on earth. Why wouldn’t we sell it out?
Anfield could hold 70-75,000 people. The site crashed when I was fighting at the Echo Arena – it had 70,000 ticket requests! I’d sell it out myself, but with a powerhouse name like Conor, we’d sell that out in seconds. In fact, no arena is big enough for us two."
Till is also considering a move to middleweight after struggling to make weight in the past.
But he is confident he would have the better of McGregor at 170lb.
"I know I’d have Conor. It’s not a question of ‘I think I’d have him’ – I know I would for a fact," he added.
"I haven’t spoken to his camp at all, though I know them well. I know Owen (Roddy), I know Cian Cowley, Peter Quelly, James Gallagher and I know Artem (Lobov).
"This is just me being a straight shooter, calling him out.
"He’s going to want to do it – there’s no way he’s not, I don’t see why he wouldn’t. It could and should happen. I see no reason why not.
"He’s not afraid of a fight, and neither am I. He’s a man of manifestation and so am I, so why can’t we manifest it into a reality?"
Darren Till was speaking exclusively to Paddy Power News. To read more, visit news.paddypower.com
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