MMA fans have been taken aback by UFC’s decision to cut former title contender Daren Till, Zubaira Tukhugov and Jose Johnson from their active roster.
Till, who is on a three-fight losing streak, was quick to address his axing from the company. The Liverpudlian explained that he asked Dana White to release him from his UFC contract.
He did not reveal what he plans to do in the meantime but assured his fans that he would soon return to the cage. In his tweet, he also assured that his relationship with the company’s chief is still healthy.
What’s happening everyone,
Me, Dana & Hunter are still cool as fuck.
I asked UFC 2 remove me just 2 sort some other shit for the foreseeable,
They happily agreed to release me out of contract which I appreciate.
I’m not going anywhere, got big plans to execute & I’ll be back. 🦍
— Frank Till (@darrentill2) March 1, 2023
In his last fight in December, Till lost to South Africa’s Dricus du Plessis via submission in the third round. Despite the loss, Dana White seemed impressed with Till’s performance at the post-match press conference.
Till was coming off a loss to Derek Brunson in 2021 and Robert Whittaker in 2020. The Gorilla last secured a win in 2019, where he beat Kelvin Gastelum in a three-round fight.
He got the judges’ nod on the scorecards as he overwhelmed Gastelum in the UFC 244 co-main event. As of now, Till is 18-5-1 as a professional. It remains to be seen when he will return to action again.