English artist Darren Till couldn’t keep his weight steady for 170 lb. division, forcing the Gorilla to drop his previous fight. Now his fans’ eyes are set on him, as he is toiling hard to make an appearance in the upcoming UFC 228 in a welterweight title affair against opponent Tyron Woodley. This time around, if Till fails to lose weight again, he would be stripped off from the chance of fighting for the accolade.
While talking to the media about his upcoming fight, Till was honest about his horrific experience in managing his weight for welterweight division, something that he couldn’t do properly. However, this time things seem promising for the Liverpool native.
This is what the 25-year-old fighter said,
“It’s shit. It’s shit. It’s f*cking, I hate cutting weight, I hate making weight, I hate dieting. I’m gonna make this weight, so I can’t wait to [put up my middle fingers] when I step on them scales. I’m just, I’m in that moment now where I just, I don’t want to train anymore, I don’t want to eat good anymore. I just wish I had a hamburger in front of me, but it’s all sacrifices and I made a mistake last time. I just can’t wait to say f*ck you to everyone who just keeps babbling on about weight and, ‘He didn’t make weight, f*ck Till.’ F*ck them.”
Though he was working hard to meet his weight goals, the Briton did reveal that severe dieting was playing a toll on his mood.
“I’m just, this camp, as much as it’s been short, it’s been tough on me,” Till said. “So I think just these next few days, I’m just in a bit of a mood. Because as I said, back home, I get to the gym, I do my work, what needs to be done, and I leave the gym and I don’t see anyone until late in the night. Now it’s sorta like, I feel like the cameras are always on me, I feel like there’s people always just nagging me here, there, everywhere. And it is part and parcel. If someone brought me a McDonald’s right now I’d cheer right up, but it’s what it is. I’m not a moody person, I’ve just woke up in one of them moods. I’m tired. I just want the fight to be here. I’ve done all of my work. I’m ready for five rounds, I’m ready for one round. I’m fit. I’ve really put all of my effort into training, into dieting, into being the best me. So I’m just having a few off days.”
When questioned about UFC’s consideration of making Kamaru Usman a standby in case any of the competing artists had to drop the fight, the Gorilla said that it didn’t bother him much, as to whom he would be facing off or whom would be replacing him in the welterweight affair, in an event he missed weight again.
“To be honest, right, I don’t really care,” Till said of Usman. “I feel like I’m the only fighter who’s ever missed weight in the UFC, to be totally honest. I feel like anyone, when we talk about weight now, it’s Darren Till, Darren Till, all of this. I missed weight — people just need to get off it.”
The Briton went on to add,
“If Usman’s there and ready, and by some chance I miss weight entirely — Tyron said he wasn’t going to fight him, I saw, but it is what it is. They’ve got their back-up. Usman, they’ve told him, he’s doing what he’s told, so I’m just not arsed. I’m just focused on Friday, making 170, and then Saturday, going in and absolutely fucking destroying Tyron Woodley. That’s all I’m focused on right now.”
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