Fight fans weren’t the only ones who marveled at the size difference between welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and British contender Darren Till when UFC 228‘s championship duo faced off for the first time at the UFC’s recent 25th Anniversary press conference.
“The Gorilla” himself admitted that he was a “a little bit” surprised by the size advantage he commanded over the defending champion.
“A little bit,” Till replied this week at a media day in Las Vegas when asked if he was surprised by how much bigger he was than Woodley when they faced off.
Till claims that it’s his posturing that usually makes him seem so much bigger, but noted that he was definitely bigger than Woodley when they squared off for the first time in Los Angeles a few weeks back.
“I think, as I’ve said a few times now, I just make myself look big; I puff my chest out, I put my arms up in the air. It was that stance that made me look bigger. I was, on that day, significantly bigger than Tyron,” he said.
The Team Kaobon striking specialist also note that Woodley is a big customer himself. Till particularly referenced the champion’s chest, arms, and legs when sizing up him up for the gathered media.
“I just think, with his top off, Tyron is a big guy. His chest is buff, he’s got big arms and huge legs. In the Octagon there will be a slight difference, but not massively because he is a big dude,” Till said.