Darren Till To Online Critics: ‘Stop Being Trying To Be Offended’
Earlier this week, UFC welterweight title challenger Darren Till was in attendance at the UFC 227 media scrum to talk about his upcoming title fight against Tyron Woodley.
‘The Gorilla’ went on record to say he’s willing to go the extreme length to become a UFC champion even if it’s to ignoring the daughter who lives in Brazil, hasn’t seen her in a year, and current girlfriend who’s seven-month pregnant. Till said this so he can focus on being the best.
Those comments created some online backlash, Till responded to those critics said people misconstructed him his current focus is leading up to his next fight.
“It’s all about being selfish now until the eighth of September,” Till said (Via MMAFighting). “It’s funny, I haven’t even really read what people are saying but my girlfriend is sitting next to me right now.
It comes to sort of right to stuff like that when my girlfriend is laughing and it’s offending grown men and grown women. That’s just funny s**t. It doesn’t affect them.”
“Me girlfriend and me daughter, they know what’s what and she was right next to me when I was giving that interview and she was laughing. Some people just need to stop trying to be offended. All right, it might have come out as if I don’t give two s**ts but right now.
It’s all about me until eighth of September. I have to be selfish enough. And after the fight, everyone knows, downtime, holidays, going to see me daughter. It’s just people wanting to be offended.
“People just don’t know [what it takes to be an elite fighter]. In five week’s time, all my life’s work will have led up to that one moment. 15 years in the making. I couldn’t have got here without being selfish. I’m working so hard and I’ve had bumps in the road and there were many days where I didn’t.
There were some days I couldn’t eat – because I just gave me whole life to this fight and now it’s paying off. People just don’t understand how it works, high level fighting. They look for any opportunity to be offended. It’s just online trolls who just haven’t got a clue.”
Darren Till will meet Woodley on Sept. 8 at UFC 228, and this opportunity will represent the end of 15 years of sacrifice to be the best in the world. He added, without being self-driven and selfishness he wouldn’t be here in this position where he’s now. Liverpool native said his family understands his mentality and people don’t get what it takes to be great.