UFC London: Darren Till Doesn’t Believe He’ll Ever Get “Past” Loss to Tyron Woodley
By FCF Staff
As Darren Till gets set to face Jorge Masvidal Saturday at UFC London, the welterweight contender’s admitted his loss to Tyron Woodley still stings.
Till faced the now former champ in September, and was submitted by Woodley in the second round. It marked the first and only time in the British fighter’s career that he’s been defeated.
While discussing the loss recently, Till had this to say (quote via MMA Junkie):
“I don’t think I’ll ever move past it,” Till said. “I’m not ashamed to say it still hurts every day if it comes to mind. I’ve watched the fight many times, and it’s just something inside of me. Even if I get the rematch with Woodley and beat him, the first fight will still be a thorn inside of me.
“I’ve always said that openly, you can’t really go through this life – a normal life or the fighting life – with it all being highs. The lows do come, and I always said that a loss would come. A loss may come again. A loss may happen Saturday. I’m not scared to talk about it because it’s all reality. I am a realist.”
Till (17-1-1) went 5-0-1 in the Octagon before facing Woodley at UFC 228. Masvidal (32-13) hasn’t fought since November, 2017, when he lost via decision to Stephen Thompson.