Robert Whittaker may be a former UFC middleweight champion and highly regarded striker, but his opponent in the main event of UFC On ESPN 14 this weekend, Darren Till thinks that his own stand-up skills are on a different level.
“I think Rob is potentially, probably more of a seasoned wrestler, a little bit better in that department,” Till said at the UFC On ESPN 14 media day. “Jiu-jitsu wise, I don’t know. Striking wise he ain’t even close to [my] level, but I’m saying that and he could come in and show me something new and, ‘boom, boom,’ and that’s how it is.”
Naturally, ‘The Reaper’ sees things differently and told the assembled press at the media event that Till’s striking style is far more one-dimensional than his own.
“His biggest threat is his left hand and he knows that as well,” Whittaker said. “That’s where I think I match up so much better against him than he does with me because my biggest threat is too many of them. I have so many dangerous shots, I’m so creative. I have so many angles I can exploit. He’s got his left hand. That’s all he’s got. Everything else I got covered.”