Darren Till: Woodley bout was probably my last at welterweight

After losing out for the first time ever to Tyron Woodley in their Welterweight title bout, Darren Till admits it might be time for him to move up…


I’m a big dude for welterweight to be honest, so that’s probably going to be my last fight at that weight.

Welterweight isn’t fully gone for me, but I’m going to be happy going up to middleweight now and I’ll be strong at that weight not having to cut as much weight.

I’m at the pinnacle of my fighting career now, I’m one of the biggest names in MMA right now.

I’m fighting the best and I am one of the best.

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I’ll have a few fights at middleweight and you never know, down the line if Woodley is still about then I can have another go at him, that’s a rematch I want.

The future’s bright, I’ve got another ten years in this sport.

It’s not that I can’t make the weight. I’m just a big lad so I just have to be on such a strict, regimented diet and being honest, I don’t like doing it.

People might say ‘he’s not disciplined enough’, but because I have to cut so much weight I can only eat the bare minimum of food and that’s not how I want to be training.

I want to be eating nice, healthy, big meals and training hard, smashing my training.

The move up will help me keep my head more relaxed over the weight cut and I’ll be training more with a smile on my face, so I’m looking forward to going to middleweight.

I was always the big guy at welterweight and now I’ll be the little guy at middleweight, so I’m getting a taste of my own medicine I suppose.

However, I’ll be faster than those guys and we’ll see how it plays out.

Anfield fight nights

Hearing the news about Anfield is open for fight nights is the dream for me – that’s what I want.

I believe I had a part to play in helping push this through, so I’m going to take a bit of credit for that.

I’m in this game to make history and that would be a career-making moment for me.

One million percent, I want to fight at Anfield.

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