By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)
Yesterday night, UFC President Dana White announced his plan to move the promotion’s planned February 24 from Orlando, Florida, to Liverpool, UK. The intention, he said, was to pit Liverpool’s own Darren Till against Stephen Thompson on the card.
“I literally [switched] my whole schedule. I’m laying [stuff] out here I shouldn’t be talking about,” White told the LA Times’ Lance Pugmire. “We’re supposed to do this fight in Orlando. I’m pulling it from Orlando and I’m moving it out to [Till’s] hometown in England.”
Unfortunately, Stephen Thompson is not interested in this potential fight at all.
“No man, not at all to be honest,” Thompson told BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor when asked about his interest in the matchup. “I️ haven’t even thought of him. I’ve been thinking of Robbie Lawler or [Rafael Dos Anjos].”
“People ate that cake up real quick last night and I was like what the heck I never said I️ would fight him,” Thompson added.
Thompson’s most recently competed at UFC 217 last weekend in New York, where he defeated the always game Jorge Masvidal to a unanimous decision win.
Till, meanwhile, recently burst into welterweight contention with a first-round TKO victory over perennial contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.