Darren Till believes in a win over Adesany and believes he is a better fighter at the moment. Nevertheless, he showed respect and made it clear that he respects himself and other fighters. He says that he is not touched by comments on social networks and that he is focused on himself “I know when the time comes I’m going to beat Israel Adesanya,” Till said.
“Invite the hate, but (I) cannot take nothing away from that performance: utter masterclass, utter confidence. I can take inspiration from it even though we’re rivals." ,as quoted by mmajunkie "To be able to do that shows a level of maturity that I can do that.
Costa just needs to come back, whatever he needs to do. But it was an utter masterclass”. “I’m never going to hate him, or any other fighters,” Till added. “I like to think I’m smart enough to know anything they say or do doesn’t affect my feelings.
I’m not really sensitive in that way. I can make jokes about myself, I can make jokes about me family." " I’ve seen a tweet the other day like, ‘What’s the limit, what’s not the limit?’ For me, I don’t really see people talking about family or other stuff like that.
It doesn’t affect me, but I can see how it disrespects other fighters. I’m not really one of them to just hate someone because they said something."
Till on hating
He says that he has never hated anyone and that he is not such a person.
If he needs to hate someone, it will only be in the case of a cage fight because he has a huge desire to win. “We’re going to fight, whether they want to fight on the streets or the cage, it’s more sensible in the cage, but I’m not going to hate on that person,” Till continued .
“I’m not going to hate on Izzy because he’s doing well or because he’s got this or he’s got that. I hate him for the fight. If we’re going to fight, yeah I’ll hate him. As a person, as a human being, if you’re a guy that’s hating, you’ve got some serious problems with yourself inside yourself.
I can’t hate on anyone, I hate myself”. When asked by Dana White who is next to fight Adesanya she replied “I don’t know. It doesn’t depend on what I want, it depends on what they want to do. Adesanya is a champ, he’s really coming into his own, and you can tell he knows this is his house, and he comes and acts like it,” White said.
“I think he wants the winner of Whittaker and [Jared] Cannonier, and then we’ll see what happens after that”.