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‘I do know I may beat the champion’

Darren Until insists on returning to the UFC.

Until (18-5-1 MMA, 6-5-1 UFC) requested his launch from the UFC in March 2023. He’ll make his skilled boxing debut vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (53-6-1, 1 NC) in a six-round, 190-pound bout July 20 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The occasion, which is headlined by Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson, streams dwell on Netflix.

Whereas his present focus could also be on boxing, the previous UFC title challenger nonetheless has each intention of competing within the octagon once more.

“Yeah, that’s not over for me,” Until mentioned on “The MMA Hour.” “I’m going to win a UFC title. I do know I’m. I communicate to the UFC bosses on a regular basis. They only invited me to Manchester (UFC 304). … I’m going to return into this boxing scene in a storm, after which I’m going to return to UFC and get a title, after which I’m simply going to say, ‘Proper, I’ve finished it. I used to be among the best. So long, bye bye.’

“You may say I’m not going to, however I’ve solely bought my sights on making an entire lot of cash now, beating up just a few dudes, which I do know I’m going to 100% do. I don’t assume any of those dudes are going to have the ability to deal with me, I actually don’t.”

Until is 1-5 in his previous six UFC fights, together with his most up-to-date a submission loss to present middleweight champion Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 282. Until regarded fluid on the toes till the grappling exchanges slowed him down.

“Dricus is thrashing everybody, and I beat him up for 2 rounds earlier than he stopped me,” Until mentioned. “That pisses me off slightly bit. I do know I may beat the champion. Folks, once they see Dricus now, it’s like, ‘Oh wow, we thought Until was completed. Is he really completed as a result of he pieced the champ up?’”

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