Ex-UFC Star Darren Till Pleads Guilty to Multiple Driving Offenses in Liverpool Court

Till pleaded guilty to driving without insurance and driving while disqualified in Liverpool Magistrates' Court on Wednesday

Darren Till
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Former middleweight standout Darren Till has pleaded guilty to multiple charges after being pulled over by police in May.

On Wednesday, Till appeared in Liverpool Magistrates’ Court for trial after the fighter initially entered a plea of not guilty on multiple charges, including obstructing a constable in the execution of duty. That charge was ultimately dropped by the prosecution when Till pleaded guilty to driving without insurance and driving while disqualified.

Till will be ordered to pay an undisclosed fine and he will not do any jail time. 

Debuting for the promotion in 2015, Till was a mainstay in both the middleweight and welterweight divisions under the UFC banner, but in more recent years, ‘The Gorilla’ has struggled to find the win column. After scoring six straight wins upon entering the promotion, Till earned his first shot at UFC gold, competing against then-welterweight world champion Tyron Woodley. Till lost the bout via a second-round submission and never truly recovered from the defeat. 

Darren Till Accepts a Challenge from ‘Platinum’ Mike Perry

He would go on to lose four of his next five bouts, though, to his credit, the losses came against some veritable killers, including Jorge Masvidal, Robert Whittaker, Derek Brunson, and top-ranked contender Dricus Du Plessis. After dropping three in a row, Till requested his release from the promotion in order to seek out other lucrative opportunities. 

Thus far, Till has not taken advantage of any offers thrown his way, but recently, ‘The Gorilla’ accepted a fight with another former UFC standout, ‘Platinum’ Mike Perry. The pair have been at odds with one another dating back to a 2018 sparring session behind closed doors. Since then, the two have been chomping at the bit to stand toe-to-toe whether it be in a ring or a cage. 

Mike Perry is currently enlisted as a backup for the highly anticipated clash between Logan Paul and Dillon Danis in Manchester on October 14, should either man find themselves unable or unwilling to compete. But if things go Perry’s way, he’ll get to strap on the eight-ounce gloves regardless for a fight with his rival, Darren Till. 

Published on August 30, 2023 at 5:38 pm
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