Darren Till Defiant About Weight Cut But Admits It’s Been Tough

There’s been a lot of attention on Darren Till’s weight cut for his title fight against Tyron Woodley this Saturday night at UFC 228 given that he missed weight for his fight with Stephen Thompson just a few months ago.

Till is aware of the scrutiny he’s under, but he’s vowed that when it comes time to step on the scales on Friday he will be exactly where he needs to be to ensure the title fight goes ahead as planned.

“Friday I’m not stepping on any heavier than 170,” Till told MMAfighting.com. “Hopefully under, so I can have me traditional Coke I’m used to having. We’ll see. But I’m not looking ahead — I’m not thinking about tomorrow, I’m not thinking about Friday. I’m thinking about today, open workouts.”

That being said, Till also admitted yesterday that it has been another challenging cut.

“I’m never gonna say it’s a great cut, it’s always hard. But listen, I’m lean, I’m focused. Weight’s OK. I never want to stand here and say the weight is great, this has been the best weight cut. Because the fighters do that and I just don’t agree with it. It’s a lie. Weight’s not great. I don’t want to speak to anyone. I just want to get me things done. It’s business. Business is business. And Saturday is business, Friday is business. My life is this business.

“I’ve put my life into this, so speed bumps along the way. Not making weight, you get all this attention for it. It’s like you’re the only fighter who’s missed weight in the division, in the whole of the UFC. … It’s a mistake on my part, but Friday all the talk will be done. No mother f*cker can ask me about weight again — he’s getting slapped.”

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