Darren Till suffering a tough loss in his shot at the UFC welterweight title. Despite having declared a move to the middleweight division, Till is still open to fighting at 170 pounds.
Darren Till faced off against reigning UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley back at UFC 228. However, Woodley put on a largely dominant performance over the formerly undefeated fighter. Ultimately, Woodley earned a submission victory within the second round.
Till would go on to announce an interest in moving up to the middleweight division following the fight. However, the Liverpool native also recently spoke on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show and revealed that he has not been entirely deterred from competing within the welterweight division once more.
“It was a difficult one, it was a tough one, but you can’t just have a look on life where everything is positive, there are negatives. 228 was a negative for me. I’ll just face it head on. It was what it is and Tyron was just the better man.”
“It’s only just been a year since I beat Cerrone and that year has been a very big year. There’s been a lot of people depending on me and people are so confident that you’re going to be the champion and then you get that chance and you fight for the belt, and, it’s not that I lost, but it’s the way that I got beat. I didn’t feel like I was able to showcase myself.
“As I say mate, I got beat fair and square. I just wanted to have a few weeks to think, reflect and plan my next move.”