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Marvin Vettori likely has his hands full this weekend (Sat. Sept. 3, 2022) at UFC Paris opposite former champion Robert Whittaker, but that doesn’t mean “The Italian Dream” can’t send a stray shot in Darren Till’s direction. Vettori is famously angry, and for whatever reason, Till is the latest target for his rage.
Per Vettori, Till is no longer a factor at 185 lbs. given his recent struggles inside the cage and out. More than that, Vettori questions his ability to come back and fight again at a high level.
“I don’t think I’ve ever even called out Darren Till. He’s completely irrelevant at this point, I think, in the division. He’s literally zero. Delusional also,” Vettori said (via Cole Shelton). “How are we even talking about him? We only talk about him because he’s helping Khamzat (Chimaev) get ready, but he hasn’t been fighting in a long time. He’s done. To be honest, I don’t think he’s ever going to come back. So that fight doesn’t make any sense (to me).”
Till responded earlier today on Twitter. While Till admits to a mild bit of trolling in the past, he still doesn’t understand why Vettori dislikes him so much.
I’ve only ever trolled @MarvinVettori on socials for a bit of beef nothing ever malicious or anything but every change @MarvinVettori gets to spit pure hatred he takes it
What’s up bro @MarvinVettori? Why you hate me and Izzy so much?
Good luck the weekend rooting for u as always
— D (@darrentill2) September 1, 2022
“I’ve only ever trolled @MarvinVettori on socials for a bit of beef nothing ever malicious or anything but every change @MarvinVettori gets to spit pure hatred he takes it. What’s up bro @MarvinVettori? Why you hate me and Izzy so much? Good luck the weekend rooting for u as always”
While Vettori may view himself as above Till at the moment, a loss to Whittaker could actually set Vettori up for a showdown versus “The Gorilla.” The duo were supposed to throw down last year, but a broken collar bone kept Till out of the cage. If Till can stay healthy and out of trouble, perhaps he can prove Vettori wrong.
Whittaker is the man, in case you didn’t know.
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“I don’t think there’s a better example of a clean athlete,” says Jeff Novitzky. pic.twitter.com/JyrSd5Gw6j
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WINNIE THE POOH: BLOOD AND HONEY ya tiene TRÁILER!. Un slasher oficial con el mítico osito convertido en un asesino junto a su amigo Piglet en una matanza con los dos animales desbocados a causa de la falta de comida en la universidad. Se estrena en 2022. pic.twitter.com/nXwMi5oj3N
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