Team Kaobon fighter Darren Till has vowed he is willing to fight on March 7th, despite UFC President Dana White claims he is unavailable due to injury.

Early reports suggested Till would replace Robert Whittaker and take on Jared Cannonier at UFC 248.

‘The Gorilla’ hinted at a March fight in Las Vegas in a variety of tweets across this month, but White said an ankle injury meant the UFC were looking at other options.

However, Till released a statement to Fighter’s Only Jim Edwards on Wednesday night, where he explained the current situation regarding his fighting future.

“When I heard Rob was injured, I was already working hard in the gym so we upped it a little bit knowing I could get the call for March 7th.

“I’ve had a few little niggles, as always, but I’m still willing and able.

“My management hasn’t got the right deal yet, but I’m hopeful we can still make it happen.”

Whether ‘The Gorilla’ will be a part of the March card is still unknown. A replacement for American Cannonier has yet to be sourced.

Till’s last fight came against Kelvin Gastelum last November.

A middleweight title fight between champion Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero is scheduled to headline the event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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