Darren Till Is Focused On His Career And Very Selfish Until September 8th!
Darren Till is a man who knows how dangerous distraction can be. After being stabbed in the nightclub as a teenager, his coach advised him to move to Brazil and focus on his career. Still, The Gorilla has proven he is a distraction making specialist!
Darren Till was present last weekend at UFC 227, where he held a media scrum. When he was asked about his family, he was clearly saying he didn’t care for his daughter and pregnant girlfriend! He is focused on legacy and success. (via MMAFighting.com)
“You can’t have worries outside of this game,” Till told reporters. “I’ve got a girlfriend who’s seven months pregnant, I don’t really care. I’ve got a daughter in Brazil who I haven’t seen for a year, I don’t really care. I just care about legacy and greatness. That’s what I’m in this for.”
This controversial statement has probably made many of his fans angry. Yet, on the most recent episode of the Obviously Fight Talk podcast, Darren Till provided the different explanation. He says it was only a misunderstanding! The Gorilla says he is interested in the fight and nothing else until September 8th!
“It’s all about being selfish now until the eighth of September,” Till said. “It’s funny, I haven’t even really read what people are saying but my girlfriend is sitting next to me right now, laughing. 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.”
And now the most shocking part! Darren Till states his family understands his mentality and supports him! People made a big deal from his comments! The readers and listeners are mean, not him! They are not capable to understand what is required to become a legendary fighter!
“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 is scheduled to fight Tyron Woodley on September 8 at American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas, for the UFC Welterweight title. What are your thoughts on his statements? Do you think The Gorilla sounded rude?