Former UFC welterweight contender Darren Till recently shared his thoughts on the popular YouTuber ‘IShowSpeed’, expressing his dismay at the success of a content creator with unconventional behavior compared to professional MMA athletes.
Darren Jason Watkins, widely recognized as ‘IShowSpeed’ or simply ‘Speed’, has risen to internet stardom through his viral content. At just 18 years old, Speed began his content creation journey in 2017, primarily focusing on video gaming.
His engaging and humorous style, marked by quirky expressions and reactions, led him to shift his attention to live streaming on platforms like YouTube and Twitch. Here, he indulged in watching various videos and memes, offering his unique reactions. Speed’s popularity skyrocketed, amassing an impressive following of over 20 million subscribers on YouTube.
This unexpected rise to fame caught the eye of former UFC star Darren Till. However, Till’s reaction to Speed’s success has been far from positive. He finds it difficult to comprehend how a content creator known for his eccentric behavior can earn millions while professional mixed martial artists like himself struggle financially. Moreover, he blames society’s preference for amusing content over the excitement of MMA matches.
Till took to his social media to express his frustration, stating, “I hate this kid so much. How is this type of behavior earning him millions while I’m sitting here in the back bedroom, looking at what clothes to sell? Sad, honestly. I hate society.”
While revealing his financial struggles in one post, Till seemingly contradicted himself in another social media update just days ago. He boasted about purchasing a new car and mentioned his ownership of multiple vehicles.
Typically to get taxed at that rate in the UK you’d need to earn something in the range of $300,000.
It’s worth noting that Darren Till, who was once a prominent figure in the UFC, faced a series of setbacks with five losses in his last six bouts. Subsequently, the UFC announced his release from their roster. However, Till has reassured his fans that his departure from the organization is temporary, and he intends to make a comeback. Before returning to the UFC, he has set his sights on competing in a boxing match and is eager to face fellow former UFC athlete Mike Perry. In a recent interview with The MMA Hour, Till hinted at an enticing offer from Misfits Boxing, signaling his intentions to take his skills to the boxing ring.