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Darren Till aims to outdo Conor McGregor’s UFC title haul: ‘I need three’

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Surging welterweight Darren Till believes he can become the greatest fighter in the history of mixed martial arts and is adamant that he will outdo Conor McGregor’s title haul of two UFC belts.

Till has been talking about securing his place among the greats of the sport since his emergence on the UFC roster.

Although his early claims may have fallen on deaf ears, his first-round knockout of Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC Gdansk has shot his stock into the stratosphere.

On the back of the biggest win of his career, the 24-year-old feels a lot more people believe he is capable of achieving greatness.

“You get guys saying they’re the best, but people know when I say it it’s f**kin’ true and I believe it,” he told Ariel Helwani on the latest edition of The MMA Hour.

“I’m talking about the Echo Arena, and after the Echo Arena, I’m talking Anfield. I know all of this will come true. This is what I know. It’s no bullsh*t. I know.

“When I say I’m going to beat these guys, I know it. When I say I’m going to be champion in numerous divisions, I know it’s going to happen.”

Many have compared Till to McGregor, and although the Team Kaobon fighter revealed that he uses similar manifestation tools as the Irishman, he thinks they are different in every way.

“My mind doesn’t say, ‘Oh hang on, let’s question that.’ My mind also believes it as I’m saying it. Every thing about me believes it,” he explained.

“When I get fights booked, and when I think about things, I just know it’s all going to happen. We can talk about the Conor McGregor manifestation, I probably do the same.

“I’m not like Conor in any way, shape or form, he’s his own man and I’m my own (man), but I believe everything I say. And when I say it I do it. I train harder than anyone. I put the work in.”

Knowing that winning UFC titles in two different weight classes has already been done, Till says he is now targeting becomes a three-time champion under the UFC banner.

“This has been a thought of mine for a few years now, for the last two or three. Just because of how big I am I know I can’t stay at welterweight forever and the way you see a guy like Conor getting the two.

“To me, now, that’s already been done, so now I need three. I need to beat him in that because when I say I want to be the greatest, I don’t want people to question it and go, ‘Well hang on, GSP, Jon Jones…’

“I just want people to say, ‘Darren’s at the top, and they’re all below Darren.’ That’s what I see and that’s what will happen.”