Darren Till, in a recent interview on The MMA Hour, while talking to Ariel Helwani, said that he will be at Khamzat Chimaev’s corner in his upcoming bout against Gilbert Burns expecting him to do the same.
He confirmed that he will corner Khamzat Chimaev in his upcoming bout against Gilbert Burns at UFC 273. He was also seen in Heavyweight sensation Tom Aspinall’s corner recently at UFC London. He’s currently in Sweden training with Chimaev.
Further in the conversation, Darren also revealed that he has completed the formalities and signed over the documents required.
“I’ve just signed the legal documents. I just signed the legal documents to be in his corner for Jacksonville.”
Chimaev will set foot in the UFC octagon on April 9 in Jacksonville in his bout against former welterweight title contender Gilbert Burns.
This fight can serve as a potential title eliminator bout, with the winner moving forward to face either Kamaru Usman or Leon Edwards.
On the other hand, Darren is currently on a rough patch in the UFC. The former welterweight title contender has lost thrice in his last four bouts, with the latest one being against Derek Brunson in 2021.
Why did Darren Till start training with Khamzat Chimaev?
The duo scraped a lot of attention from fans on the internet. Both have skills that they can share to hone their skills. The question is, what made Darren train with Khamzat in the first place?
Speaking to Front Kick in an exclusive interview, here’s what Darren talked about how he was invited by Khamzat to train after losing his bout against Derek Bruson in September -:
“Basically, when Khamzat had his first UFC fight I thought ’who is this guy?’”, Till said, “So I messaged him on Instagram and I was like, ‘Hey bro, you wanna fight?’ And he was like, ‘Yeah, yeah, I wanna smash you brother,’ and I was like, ‘Okay’. We did an Instagram live as well and he was like pulling a knife out, and I was like, ‘This guy is like the Swedish Darren Till, he’s crazy!’ But I liked him, I liked his attitude. I watch a lot of his videos where he was working hard and I was like, ‘I like this guy.’ So we stayed in touch, you know?
Darren was in touch with some people from the All-Stars gym and was feeling demotivated after losing his Vegas fight. that is when Khamzat extended Darren an invitation to train with him providing him support and motivation. Darren readily accepted the invitation after speaking to his team and they began training again.
Fans can expect some blood-rushing fights with the duo pairing up and helping each other level up their game.