Rising welterweight Darren Till missed weight earlier today (Sat., May 26, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 130’s weight- ins, for his main event clash with Stephen Thompson by 3.5 pounds.
Till was granted an extra hour to make the 171lb limit for the headline bout but still came in over the limit. Despite scale fiasco, the fight is still set to go ahead.
As per John Morgan of MMA Junkie, Till must forfeit 30 percent of his purse to Wonderboy, who weighed in on point at 171 pounds. Till will weigh-in for last time on Sunday and must not exceed 188lb. If things go smoothly by tomorrow, then we’ll have the scheduled main event on our hands.
Fight is on. Till can’t weigh over 188 at 1 pm tomorrow, forfeits 30 percent of purse, all to Wonderboy.
— John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) May 26, 2018
UFC president Dana White expressed his frustration after learning Till’s botched weight cut:
“Not the situation I was expecting to be in right now, especially in his hometown,” White told MMAjunkie after UFC Fight Night 130 ceremonial weigh-ins. “You shouldn’t be missing weight in your hometown. Now we’ve got to sweat this thing all night because he’s got to weigh 188 pounds tomorrow at 1 o’clock when he gets on the bus. So, not a good position to be in.”
White said, if Till weighs more than 188 pounds by tomorrow, the final decision lands on Thompson.
“That’s going to be up to ‘Wonderboy’ and his team,” White said.“‘Wonderboy’ is incredible, and there’s never been debating that,” White said. “He’s had two title runs, and I was telling his dad earlier today: Sometimes you’ve got to remind people why you’re the No. 1 guy in the world. Going to Liverpool, taking on a tough up-and-coming scary guy like Till. It’s not a bad thing.”
Till is unbeaten (16-0-1) hasn’t fought since his victory over Donald Cerrone in Oct. 2017, while former two-time title challenger Thompson who scores a decision win over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 217 last year.
Do you think Till will manage to make a weight for tomorrow’s welterweight clash against Wonderboy?