For the time being, Darren Till’s return in 2022 will have to wait. Due to an injury, the former UFC championship challenger has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled middleweight fight against Jack Hermansson. On July 23, the two were scheduled to clash in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 208 in London.
The news was confirmed by the English fighter, who took to Twitter to share a video of himself undergoing a medical procedure. He shares a video, captioning it, “Be back stronger. Thanks for messages of support everyone…“
This is the second time Till has been forced to withdraw from a fight against Jack Hermansson. The 185-pound duo was supposed to battle in December 2020, however Darren withdrew due to injury.
After hitting rock bottom Darren Till has an uphill climb
Till hasn’t fought since a third-round submission loss to Derek Brunson in September 2021. The 29-year-old disclosed after the battle that he had a ruptured ACL just ten weeks before his fight at UFC Vegas 36. Till is not only suffering from a string of injuries, but he is also out of shape.
Till’s loss against Brunson was his second in a row, adding to a slump in his career that has seen him win just one of his last five fights.
Losses to Tyron Woodley and Jorge Masvidal ended Till’s time at welterweight, which had been hampered by difficult weight changes. After defeating Kelvin Gastelum in a split decision in his middleweight debut, Till pushed former champion Robert Whittaker all the way in a 25-minute, with everything on the line, bout before losing to Brunson.