Israel Adesanya is still keen to defend his UFC middleweight title against Darren Till, despite Till’s defeat to Robert Whittaker.
Till put up a brave and determined performance against former champion Whittaker in the main event of the final card staged at UFC’s Fight Island.
Whittaker was taken the distance by the Liverpudlian and earned scores of 48-47 by all three judges despite having to get off the mat in the final round. He won his first bout since dropping the title to Adesanya in October 2019.
There is likely to be clamor for Whittaker (22-5-0) to earn another crack at Adesanya, who himself took to social media to state his desire to one day go up against Till.
“I still wanna fight Till one day,” he posted on Twitter. “His striking is beautiful. Stay up Darren!”
I still wanna fight Till one day. His striking is beautiful. Stay up Darren!