“All the tough fights against the (Rafael) dos Anjos, Colby (Covington), (Kamaru) Usman, (Santiago) Ponzinibbio, (Demian) Maia and (Jorge) Masvidal – if I can’t fight them and beat them, then I’m not a real fighter,” Till told MMAjunkie. “This is not a chance for me to beat someone easy. To be honest, I’m going to shock the world when I fight ‘Wonderboy.’ A lot of people are going to see. This is just another time I’m going to be doubted but I’m going to prove people wrong. I don’t want the guarantees, but I know what I’m going to do. I’m going to shock a lot of people.”

“I don’t think ‘Wonderboy’ is scared,” Till said. “He’s beat everyone, and the only guy he’s lost too is the champion. I just think he had no option other than to fight me. I don’t think anyone wants to see a third fight with Tyron. Then I called him out and a lot of people wanted the fight. Then he said, ‘I’m going to give this up and coming guy a shot.’ So he’s giving me my shot and I’m going to take full advantage of it.”

“A lot of people can say I jumped the rankings or whatever,” Till said. “But with the way I win, not only with ‘Cowboy,’ but with every guy I’ve beat, I’ve beat them convincingly. People shouldn’t hate too much on my record.”

“He’s a karate master, but with my feel about how the fight is going and how I see every movement and every opportunity, I’m going to catch him,” Till said. “He’s going to throw a lot of different, difficult strikes at me, but I’m going to be able to get him and put my game on him. It’s all good when people say stuff out of the cage, but when you’re in the cage with me you realize there’s no one of my caliber. It’s a different game with me. I truly believe in my striking. I believe it’s the best in the world.”

“If someone else feels they deserve it before me then let them have it,” Till said. “I’m not too worried about it. I’m just worried about being the best in the world, then titles and all that (expletive) comes with it. … A lot of people think I don’t deserve my ranking. I will be up there and close to the title shot. If they give it to me I’m not going to decline it, but if they give it to someone else, then they can just have it. I couldn’t give a (expletive), because whoever has the title when I get to the title, there’s no way their leaving with it. That title is mine.”