Former UFC welterweight title challenger Darren Till has pulled out of his fight against surging middleweight contender Marvin Vettori which was scheduled to take place on April 10 in Las Vegas.
The news was reported by Ariel Helwani of ESPN.
Darren Till vs. Marvin Vettori on April 10 is off, per sources. More shortly.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 30, 2021
As per Nolan King of MMAJunkie, Darren Till had suffered a collar bone injury.
While Darren Till pulled out of the fight, another top middleweight contender Kevin Holland has offered to fight Marvin Vettori on short notice.
Here’s how Marvin Vettori reacted to the news of Darren Till pulling out.
Always do my part 100% and these bunch of pussies can’t make it.
Im next in line for the title, whoever has something to say show the fuck up in 2 weeks so I can whoop your ass and shut you off for good
— Marvin Vettori (@MarvinVettori) March 30, 2021
“Always do my part 100% and these bunch of p*ssies can’t make it,” Vettori wrote on Twitter. “I’m next in line for the title, whoever has something to say show the f*ck up in two weeks so I can whoop your ass and shut you off for good.”
It didn’t take long for Kevin Holland to respond to Vettori’s tweet.
— Kevin Holland (@Trailblaze2top) March 30, 2021
Darren Till gives an update on his injury
Darren Till took to Instagram to give an update on the injury that forced him out of his fight against Marvin Vettori.
“I’ve been sat here for a good few hours debating how to say this & put into words what I’m feeling & just going to say it straight… IVE BROKEN MY COLLARBONE,” Till wrote. “I’m out my fight next week against Marvin.
“Every person who is around me or who has been around me knows I train on a daily basis with fucked up knees, lower back, shoulders, hands and the list goes on,” Till added. “Yesterday while drilling I fell and straight away I knew I’d broken something. To say I’m fucking destroyed by it is an understatement. I’ve literally put my heart, soul, mind, physical body, cash, nutrition, sleep, recovery & then some into making sure I went out there next week & took his head off. And I was 100% sure I was going to… and with ease I’m sure he was thinking the same but ahh well…
“I am sorry @marvinvettori,” Till continued. “I hope you get a new opponent and we can do this sometime soon in the future, I respect you highly as a competitor…
“I want to say to all my supporters, I fucking love your support banter and the love you show me, it doesn’t go un noticed,” Till concluded. “My team I love you all @teamkaobon.
My management @mtkglobal & Daniel Kinahan. What these do as a management is un told.
“Big thank you as always to @danawhite & Hunter they do not get enough credit for the lengths they go to and beyond. One thing, I know who doesn’t support me in this sport and I want you to keep that same energy as the new generation say: Mark my words I will do anything and everything to become Middleweight world champion. Peace see you all soon. Even got the UFC to change the times of the Vegas event for the 1st time in history for us Europeans. Power moves.”