Printed Jan 15, 2020
Jan 15, 2020 IST
Many are questioning what the following step for Darren Until – who moved as much as Middleweight a number of months in the past at UFC 244. Co-headlining Madison Sq. Backyard, the Britisher confronted a harmful opponent in Kelvin Gastelum.
Many believed that it was a nasty match-up for him. Regardless of Gastelum coming off a loss, his inventory was excessive due to his all-time traditional towards Israel Adesanya for the Interim title again in April 2019.
Nonetheless, Until proved individuals improper and fought neatly, managing to safe a choice victory over the Mexican-American. After that, he acquired numerous reward from former Champion, Robert Whittaker. The 2 males referred to as one another out and appeared to agree on a headliner spot for UFC London.
Nonetheless, it was later introduced that Robert Whittaker will as an alternative face rising contender Jared Cannonier at UFC 248.
That left many questioning who Darren Until may face subsequent. Provided that Yoel Romero is predicted to face Israel Adesanya at UFC 248 in the primary occasion (it is not confirmed, however Adesanya advised Ariel Helwani that it is a “achieved deal”), there does not appear to be any high 5 contenders for him to face.
When requested about it by The Mac Life, Dana White stated that Until’s return is predicted in March and he’ll both be preventing in London or Las Vegas for UFC 248 (H/T MMA Junkie):
“We’ve been speaking to him and bouncing round with totally different opponents,” White stated. “We’ll have one thing for him very quickly. … It’ll both be London or Vegas.”
Jack Hermansson, who’s coming off a knockout loss towards Jared Cannonier, appeared like a logical opponent for Until. Nonetheless, that does not seem like the case, in accordance with Dana White:
“Most likely not (towards Hermansson),” White stated. “We’ll see how this factor performs out. Yeah, (it’ll be) one of many high guys.”
That is definitely going to be fascinating. Many consider Until deserves a high 5 contender. If he is preventing a lower-ranked opponent, then solely Derek Brunson is smart. Nonetheless, many would argue that Until deserves a greater combat after defeating a extra harmful contender in Kelvin Gastelum.
We’ll have to attend and see the way it performs out. Many consider that Until has a a lot increased probability of success within the Middleweight division as he does not need to compromise on an additional 15-pound weight lower.
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