It seems Darren Till might have entered UFC Fight Night 191 in a compromised state.
Till was submitted by Derek Brunson in the principle occasion this previous Saturday, however in line with Michael Bisping, the native of Liverpool, England, was not 100% heading into the battle.
Bisping informed BT Sport that Till (18-4-1 MMA, 6-4-1 UFC) informed him he tore his ACL 10 weeks previous to the battle.
“I went backstage to see Darren after the fight,” Bisping stated. “He was very disillusioned, after all, however he’s a person. He was holding it collectively. He was annoyed, and understandably so. I spent about half-hour with him and Colin Heron, simply speaking to him and giving him some recommendation. Perhaps I’m breaking man code right here, however there was an harm coming into that battle. He tore his ACL about 10 weeks in the past and he by no means talked about it.
“It’s an excuse, it’s a reason, whatever you want to call it. He never mentioned it, and I’m sure Derek had problems, as well. But certainly with that kind of injury – and he said he was having all kinds of medical treatment leading up to the fight – of course, with that injury, it would’ve hampered his performance. But still, you can’t take away from Derek Brunson on that night. Darren chose to step in.”
Before making the stroll Saturday, Till already had withdrawn from back-to-back fights in opposition to Jack Hermansson, then Marvin Vettori on account of a damaged collarbone. The dominant loss to Brunson marked his second straight setback and fourth in his previous 5. The former title challenger at present is enduring the roughest patch of his profession.