Darren Till, a former UFC star, has been officially removed from the UFC roster. The announcement was made by the promotion’s Twitter bot account ‘UFC Roster Watch.’ Many fans were surprised by the decision, and there have been discussions about it online.
Some fans believe that the UFC’s decision to cut Till is due to his recent poor performance, while others think it’s reasonable due to his injury-prone knee. Till himself has confirmed that his removal is temporary, and he plans to return to the UFC soon.
Till’s downfall began in 2018 when he challenged Tyron Woodley for the welterweight belt and suffered a loss.
He then suffered another defeat against Jorge Masvidal before moving to middleweight.
He won against Kevin Gastelum but lost three consecutive bouts against Robert Whittaker, Derek Brunson, and Dricus du Plessis. Till has been experiencing knee injuries, and he had to cancel five outings since his match against Whittaker in 2020.
“What’s happening everyone, Me, Dana & Hunter are still cool as f*ck. I asked UFC [to] remove me just [to] sort some other sh*t for the foreseeable, They happily agreed to release me out of contract which I appreciate. I’m not going anywhere, I got big plans to execute & I’ll be back.” Till wrote.
Till’s close friend, Khamzat Chimaev was quoted saying:
“Darren has a lot of problems nobody knows about. He needs to take care of them. He needs to fix his knee. He needs a knee surgery, but he takes fights instead. I said to him, ‘hey, do the surgery first then fight’. We will see. He knows what to do. I have been helping him in every way I could and I will keep doing so.”
Darren Till drops Robert Whittaker with a nasty elbow 👊 pic.twitter.com/fv4vdPcFFw
— insa1nt (@the_insa1nt) July 15, 2022