Darren Till missed weight for his fight against Stephen Thompson at UFC Liverpool. To save the main-event, he had to weigh-in again the next day and make the catchweight limit of 188 pounds. He then went on to have one of the most brutal weight-cuts of his life, which resulted in the temporary loss of his vision. Mike Mazzulli, the head of the Association of Boxing Commision, a.k.a. ABC, recently watch the video of Till’s weight-cut and is angered and ‘appalled’ by it. Here’s what he had told MMA Junkie:
I was appalled seeing seven people sit there and push this kid to the point where he lost his vision. They should suspend those corner people that tried to help him cut that kind of weight, first of all,
(Griffiths) said to me, ‘Thank god,’ He came down to my weigh-in in a towel, walking through a hotel.
They think it’s OK to do what they did to that kid? They’re going to get him killed. Right now, I am so upset at this whole industry.
You’re going to be sitting there with a girlfriend, with parents, who lost their kid to something so stupid, for no apparent reason. What’s going to happen is you’re going to have a mother and a father losing their child over weight-cutting to fight – not in a fight.