UFC 228: Darren Till Promises He’ll Face Devastating Defeat “Head On”
By FCF Staff
Although Darren Till was dominated by Tyron Woodley at UFC 228, and was handed his first defeat in pro MMA, the rising star doesn’t sound fazed by the setback.
Till didn’t offer much offense in the bout’s opening round, and in the second frame, he was dropped by the welterweight champ and then submitted with a ‘D’Arce choke. According to Fight Metric, Till landed just one striker in the bout.
Following the event, however, Till had this to say about his mindset moving forward (quotes via MMA Fighting):
“A loss has to come to everyone I believe, no matter what you do,” Till said. “There is certain people that do get away with that, Floyd Mayweather some other guys that get away without that loss. I’ve lost very few times in my life, you didn’t know me before MMA. I lost three times, I actually lost for a world title in Canada and that was just horrible for me. It’s one of them things, I’ll face it head on. It’s all ups since I made my comeback next year, you’ve got to remember I only came back last year after an 18-month layoff. Fought in Sweden, Rotterdam, Poland, and then I fought in Liverpool, and now Texas. It’s been a ride for me. The losses came tonight.
“Listen, there will probably be another loss. But as I say, I am still going to be the greatest fighter of all time, I know I am. This doesn’t change anything. It’s just I can’t lie to you right now. I’m upset, I’m broken. I’m hurt tonight, I’m a hurt person.”
Till was booked for the championship fight after earning a decision win over longtime contender, Stephen Thompson this past May.