Michael Bisping reveals what Darren Till told him about training with ‘inspiring’ Khamzat Chimaev, says Liverpudlian can still become UFC champion


Michael Bisping says he firmly believes Darren Till can still become a UFC world champion.

Additionally, the UFC Hall of Famer believes training with Khamzat Chimaev helps the Liverpudlian immensely.

Bisping regretted dating Chimaev, left, and Till, right in Las Vegas recently

Till, a former welterweight title contender, has lost four of his last five UFC fights, but all to high profile opponents.

The 29-year-old recently decided to start training with UFC wonderkid Chimaev in a bid to end his meltdown and Bisping says his compatriot got lyrical about the experience.

“Darren told me [working with Chimaev has helped him]. Khamzat trains so hard and he is so inspired by it,” Bisping told talkSPORT.

“To see the work ethic he has and how hard he pushes himself and it’s great for Darren to be there.

Michael Bisping reveals what Darren Till told him about training with 'inspiring' Khamzat Chimaev, says Liverpudlian can still become UFC champion
Up to [right] decided to take Chimaev [left] on its training offer

“Of course, Khamzat is a terrific wrestler, so he’s going to learn elements of that and every time you go to train at a different camp, you pick up different things, so it’s a learning process.”

Till challenged Tyron Woodley for the UFC welterweight title in 2018 and was beaten for the first time in 18 fights.

Since then, Till was knocked out by Jorge Masvidal and moved up to middleweight. Despite an impressive opening win over Kelvin Gastelum, things didn’t go his way.

However, Bisping has had many setbacks en route to his middleweight title glory and he believes that if Till stays the course, he too will wear UFC gold.

Michael Bisping reveals what Darren Till told him about training with 'inspiring' Khamzat Chimaev, says Liverpudlian can still become UFC champion
Michael Bisping [right] strongly believes in its business partner Till [left]

“I still believe Darren can be a champion one day. I firmly believe that. He is only 28 years old. It took me until I was 37 or 38 to do that.

UFC London goes down this weekend but Till is not on the card. UFC boss Dana White told talkSPORT he doesn’t know when Till will fight again and those talks have yet to take place.


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