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Darren Till: “I’m going to have a little time off from the UFC”



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UFC middleweight Darren Till. Photo USA Today

At UFC 282, Darren Till suffered one of the heaviest losses in his career as he got submitted by Dricus Du Plessis in the third round. He is now 1-5 is his last six UFC fights.

After the fight, the Liverpudlian commented on the loss on Instagram.

“You don’t always get what you want in this life,” Till said. “It’s tough. I’m fucking 29 now. I’ve been at the top of the sport since 2017, entered in the UFC in 2015.”

“I’m not retired, this is not a retirement speech. I’m 29, that would be stupid to decide. I’m on a bit of a losing skid at the moment, I really am. I ain’t finding my right way at the moment, and it’s crazy because when I’m in the gym sparring with the best guys in the world, I really am in my element, and then I step in the octagon and I just can seem to put things together. Then I have moments — like the second round — when I’m untouchable, and then certain things happen.”


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Darren Till: “A little time off from the UFC”

The Liverpool fighter declared that he needed some time away from the promotion to get his head around things.

“I just want to say whether you love me or hate me, I’m sorry,” Till said. “I tried to put a show on, I never cut no corners. I do really train, maybe I train too much. I train like a fucking man demented. The past 18 weeks I’ve given me all, and I’ve always given me all to this sport. So now, I don’t know what to do properly, but I think I’m going to have a little time off from the UFC, I don’t know, and just rethink stuff.”

“I’m not retired, I want to fight, I want to fight soon next year, but now I just want to spend Christmas with my family, have a good time with my friends, and everybody who supports me properly, my team back home.”

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