Former UFC welterweight title challenger Darren Till appeared in a Liverpool Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday afternoon to answer for a slew of driving offenses.
Per a report from Liverpool Echo, was charged with driving while disqualified, driving without insurance, and obstructing a constable in execution of duty. Till was granted bail without condition and given a trial date of August 30.
Darren Till headed to trial after pleading Not Guilty to multiple charges including obstructing of Justice in Liverpool England. pic.twitter.com/YuUbTa8QS7
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Till, 30, was released by the promotion following his third-straight loss inside the Octagon in December against budding contender Dricus du Plessis. Making his UFC debut in 2015, ‘The Gorilla’ went 5-0-1 before getting his first opportunity at UFC gold. Till faced Tyron Woodley in September 2018, but suffered a second-round submission. Coming up short in his welterweight title fight matched with a history of struggling to make the 170-pound limit, Till jumped up to middleweight and was met with disappointing results.
Till lost four of his last five bouts, all in the middleweight division, with three coming by way of finish.
Darren Till’s recent trouble in Liverpool is not the first time he has faced legal issues. Back in 2019, ‘The Gorilla’ made headlines when he was arrested in Tenerife for causing damage to a hotel room after being asked to leave. On top of that, he was charged with stealing a taxi while the driver was busy loading his luggage into the trunk. It seems that Till has had a few run-ins with the law, and his actions have landed him in trouble more than once.
In July 2022, he was detained by Swedish police for driving while intoxicated and was said to be more than three times the legal limit.