Darren Till came into the UFC picture with an impressive record of 17-0-1, but as soon as he stepped inside the UFC octagon his journey hasn’t been so pleasant.
He lost his title fight to Tyron Woodley, and then moved up to the middleweight division to win a less than exciting fight against Kelvin Gastelum only to lose against Robert Whittaker next. He was scheduled to face Jack Hermansson but couldn’t compete because of a knee injury.
He was still very much relevant in the title picture, and was scheduled to face the rising prospect Marvin Vettori, set for April 10th at UFC Vegas 23. But unfortunately, he had to pull out from this fight because of a collar bone injury.
He recent posted an update on his Instagram and wrote, “I’ve been sat here for a good few hour debating how to say this & put into words what I’m feeling & im just going to say it straight… I’VE BROKEN MY COLLARBONE!!! I’m out my fight next week against Marvin. Every person who is around me or who has been around me knows I train on a daily basis with fucked up knees, lower back, shoulders, hands & the list goes on.”
“Yesterday while drilling I fell, & straight away I knew I’d broken something. To say I’m fucking destroyed by it is an understatement. I’ve literally put my heart, soul, mind, physical body, cash, nutrition, sleep, recovery & then some into making sure I went out there next week & took his head off. And I was 100% sure I was going to… and with ease!!!
I’m sure he was thinking the same but ahh well…
I am sorry @marvinvettori I hope you get a new opponent and we can do this sometime soon in the future, I respect you highly as a competitor.”
“Funny story while we are on a subject of injuries, me and @stevengerrard have got the same doctor to fill us full of needles when we are going through severe pain or we did have the same because he’s retired now & the Doctor laughs every time he sees me and says it reminds me of him, no cartilage left but still willing to do anything to perform not letting injuries get in the way. & that is exactly how I am, that’s why I’m disgusted when I see half of these so-called fighters crying off little ankle or toe injuries, get Fucked.”
“Mark my words I will do anything and everything to become Middleweight world champion, Peace, see you all soon,” says Darren Till
“I want to say to all my supporters, I fucking love your support banter & the love you show me, it doesn’t go un-noticed. My team I love you all @teamkaobon. My management @mtkglobal & Daniel kinahan. What these do as a management & friendship is untold. Big thank you as always to @danawhite & Hunter they do not get enough credit for the lengths they go to & beyond
One thing, I know who doesn’t support me in this sport & I want you to keep that same energy as the new generation say.”
“Mark my words I will do anything and everything to become Middleweight world champion.
Peace, see you all soon.
Even got the UFC to change the times of the Vegas event 4 the 1st time in history for us Europeans, Power moves.”