Darren Till Says After UFC 228 Event No Mother f*cker Can Ask Me About Weight Again- Or Else They’re “Getting Slapped.”
Rising UFC Welterweight contender, Darren Till will make weight or not is making headlines since the bout announced against undisputed champion Tyron Woodley. ‘The Gorilla’ said at Wednesday’s UFC 228 open workout that he was 182-pounds means he needs to shed another 12-pounds by Friday to face Woodley on Saturday for a title. Till 25 also mentioned that he was 182-pounds on Wednesday ahead of his fight against Donald Cerrone last year, but his weight cut went down smoothly without any hesitation.
“So, we’ll see,” Till said. “Friday I’m not stepping on any heavier than 170. Hopefully under, so I can have me traditional Coke I’m used to having. We’ll see. But I’m not looking ahead — I’m not thinking about tomorrow, I’m not thinking about Friday. I’m thinking about today, open workouts.”
‘The Gorilla’ also missed weight in his last fight against Stephen Thompson by 3.5 pounds at UFC Fight Night 130, and then he also failed to hit the scale by five pounds over for his preliminary bout with Jessin Ayari at UFC Fight Night 109 back in May of 2017. Darren Till being honest than other fighters says weight cut isn’t great but vows to hit the mark before his showdown. (Via MMAFighting)
“I’m never gonna say it’s a great cut, it’s always hard,” Till said. “But listen, I’m lean, I’m focused. Weight’s OK. I never want to stand here and say the weight is great, this has been the best weight cut. Because the fighters do that and I just don’t agree with it. It’s a lie. Weight’s not great. I don’t want to speak to anyone. I just want to get me things done. It’s business. Business is business. And Saturday is business, Friday is business. My life is this business.”
Till (17-0-1) has the chance to win the title this Saturday when he’ll challenge Tyron Woodley, but before that, he needs to hit scale with 170-pound, with many eyes rolling if he or not will make weight on Friday. On that Till doesn’t want to be questioned is his dedication to the sport.
“I’ve put my life into this, so speed bumps along the way,” Till sad. “Not making weight, you get all this attention for it. It’s like you’re the only fighter who’s missed weight in the division, in the whole of the UFC. … It’s a mistake on my part, but Friday all the talk will be done. No mother f*cker can ask me about weight again — he’s getting slapped.”
UFC 228 is set to go down this Saturday, September 8th from American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.