UFC London could possibly be headlined by Gunnar Nelson vs Darren Until, based on the Iceland hero’s coach John Kavanagh.
The Irish MMA guru – and Conor McGregor mentor – says his Straight Blast Fitness center Viking has agreed phrases to struggle Liverpool’s welterweight star and are ready on affirmation.
On Twitter, Kavanagh in contrast the match-up to Nelson’s 2015 win over Brandon Thatch, making their confidence clear.
He mentioned: “So @ufc have supplied @GunniNelson v @darrentill2 important occasion #UFCLondon we have agreed so hoping to listen to affirmation quickly.
“how do you guys just like the match up?
“I am reminded of the Thatch struggle, large robust striker however I feel Until is harder problem. One strategy to discover out…”
And in a follow-up message, Kavanagh added: “Right here to assist…though Until has not ‘formally’ agreed. I am guessing (nearly) hometown important occasion slot will probably be fairly engaging although.”
And the Dublin MMA pioneer says Until could be unwise to attend for a hometown present, saying: “With no scheduled card in Liverpool you’d simply wait indefinitely?
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“Main event in his home country. 7 weeks to prepare for a fight he tweeted asking.
“Tills choice at this stage. Main card a UFC event in your home country with 7 weeks notice. Sounds good eh?”
Nelson called out Till back in November and the rivalry has been steadily building since.
And British MMA legend and former UFC middleweight champ Michael Bisping has also got UK fight fans excited after teasing his return to the octagon for a retirement fight.
Tickets to UFC FIGHT NIGHT® LONDON go on general sale on Friday, February 2 at 10 a.m. GMT via AXS and Ticketmaster.