Rising welterweight Darren Till is set to face Stephen Thompson in the main headliner of UFC Fight Night 130 inside Echo Arena on May 27, 2018. The card will air on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) with early Prelims kicks on UFC Fight Pass.
Ahead of biggest bout of his career Till took part in sparring session, on Tuesday he posted that footage on social media which shows, ‘The Gorilla’ dominating his sparring partner and knock him out with a left hand.
The footage sparked a backlash from some fans, many felt that Till was hard on his sparring partner, but Liverpudlian was quick to hit back at the criticism.
Later, he posted another footage which shows he was receiving the hard shots in training during a December session.
“For all you dumb cunts commenting on my previous video talking shit, saying that it’s bullying,” Till said in this statement. “Giving my training partner shit saying he is not worthy to be in there with me! We had a good few rounds together were he gave me a smack and I gave him one, it was a hard day and I feel I gave it my all and that previous video was a good clip of me landing some shots. All you internet fighters haven’t got a fucking clue so stick to internet fighting and leave the real fighting to us! Here is a video which I posted last December of me taking a smack! I post when I’m hitting and I post when I’m taking a smack, so keep talking shit!”
Till put himself on many fans’ radar with a first-round TKO win over Donald Cerrone in October at UFC Fight Night 118. He holds 16-0-1 overall, the only blemish that was being a 2015 draw against Nicolas Dalby.