Undefeated Liverpool prospect and #1 ranked welterweight contender Darren ‘The Gorilla’ Till will get his big shot next week as it takes on champion Tyron ‘The Chosen One’ Woodley in the main event of UFC 228 next week.
For someone as young as Till getting ready for his first big show, there might be a plethora of reasons to worry about. However, for Till it’s that one issue which has concerned him the most, the gruesome weight cut which ranges about 35 pounds.
“I just (expletive) hate it,” Till (17-0-1 MMA, 5-0-1 UFC) said. “I hate it. I could be three kilos from right now, and I just hate it.”
“This is probably the leanest I’ve ever been two weeks out,” he said. “Usually, two weeks out, I carry baby fat. Right now, I’m lean. I’ve got more muscle than my last fight.”
Till then revealed his intentions, which many people from the MMA community suggested him, a move up to middleweight.
“So you’ll be looking at two, three fights at welterweight, and that’s me done,” he said. “I’m 25. I’m not putting my body through this for much longer.
“As I get older, I’m starting to see that it’s just not necessary. It’s a lot of weight to cut, and I don’t need to do it.”
“In two weeks, I can be making that goal a reality, and then after that, I want to defend, and it’s probably me going to middleweight,” he said. “That’s how I see my future playing out.”