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Asked about the possibility of Chimaev facing Till in the Octagon, Cormier said: “If he goes and fights Darren Till, we’re gonna know exactly where he stands, because Darren Till’s a bad, bad boy.”
Till is currently ranked at No. 6 in the middleweight division, and a win over No. 4 Hermansson would likely see him climb higher.
The Englishman is 18-3-1 in MMA, though his three defeats have come in his last four fights.
He suffered the first loss of his career in 2018 when he failed in a bid to take the welterweight belt off Tyron Woodley, and he was knocked out by Jorge Masvidal in a shock defeat on home soil in March last year.
A return to middleweight proved successful last November when he beat Kevin Gastelum in a split decision, but he lost to Robert Whittaker via unanimous decision in July – on the same night Chimaev beat McKee.