Till: I’m Not Gonna Say No to Title Shot
Darren Till is arguably one of the most up-and-coming, and exciting, welterweights the UFC has. But Till has come under some criticism from the MMA community.
First, Till missed weight for his UFC Liverpool bout with Stephen Thompson, which Till won by decision. Now, he gets the next crack at welterweight champ Tyron Woodley at UFC 228 in September. Colby Covington, who won the interim title at UFC 225, was stripped when sinus surgery prevented him from competing at that time.
Many feel Covington should be next in line and not Till, though Covington will get the first crack at the winner of the September showdown. Till responded to what he called “toxic” fans by saying he simply can’t refuse a title shot if offered it.
“[UFC President Dana White] gave it to me,” Till said. “What do you want me to do? Just say no? Go, ‘Dana, it’s fine, I don’t want that title shot. Give it to someone else if they deserve it.’ If Dana’s offering the title shot, I’m not going to say ‘no, mate.’ This is what we do. MMA is good, and MMA fans are so amazing. But also, they can be toxic at the same time. Not just MMA fans — the fighters and people in general.”
Till added to his comments by responding to the weight criticism.
“Everyone keeps going on with the weight, the weight, the weight,” Till said. “I’ve never seen someone get so much [expletive] for not making weight one time. It’s like I’ve never made weight. I can’t wait to come back and make the weight to be the new UFC welterweight world champion.”
Original Story: MMA Junkie