Darren Till thinks cornering after pull out is disrespectful

Darren Till is having a tough time with his reportedly ‘brittle’ body.

After extended layoffs, Darren Till has only been inside of the cage twice since 2019. He lost both – to Robert Whittaker and Derek Brunson.

Till has acknowledged that his most recent cancellation has made him sad. He compared his circumstance to Fury’s in 2017. Fury had gained weight as a result of mental health difficulties.

Till continued: “It’s just such a f***ing depressing time for me at the moment. Because listen, trolls don’t bother me. But it’s just these f***ing comments and all these, even fighters, like, ‘oh, he pulled out.’”

Of course, Till is neglecting to mention that his issues stem from a decision to not get surgery on his shredded ACL.

After that bout TIll’s coach Colin Heron revealed he completely tore his ACL nine weeks before the fight.

“It happened about nine weeks out, wrestling,” Heron told ESPN. “We got it scanned, looked at properly. The results came back as a completely torn ACL. So, he’s out, isn’t he? That was the advice from me and the doctors. Rest. You can’t do nothing. Surgery is a must. No running, no fast movement, no impact.

“Darren being Darren, he said, ‘Can we give it two weeks and see if I can start running and hit pads?’ And I’m like, ‘No, not really. A torn ACL doesn’t get better by itself. You’re talking surgery and then six months of rehab alone.’ But before you know it he’s talked me into it, as he does. I’ve really only got one option then: support him, whatever his decision is. If he’s not going to take my advice, I’ve got to stick with him. I can’t disown him. We made the best of it that we could.”

Typical recovery for a torn ACL usually ranges between nine and 12 months and involves surgery. But it appears Till never actually underwent surgery and instead opted to go without.

Till has since been spotted getting  Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injected into his knee. This is an experimental treatment that may reduce pain from osteoarthritis

But despite Chris Curtis asking him to corner – Till thinks it would be inappropriate.

“I won’t be cornering Chris this weekend at UFC London, I feel it would be disrespectful to the whole situation after pulling out of the fight to then turn up to the corner of the fight. I wish Chris the best of luck he’s a proper guy & we trained together & he can do good things, I also wish Jack the best of luck may both men have a good fight.”

” I also look forward to hearing what all the couch potato’s have to comment below this post I’ll be reading & laughing. To the people that messaged me saying keep my head up etc. it’s massively appreciated but the only problem right now is that my body is brittle through years of hard torment day in day out to the body.” Till tweeted out

Curtis isn’t too torn up about it either, having shared:
“Guys come on, Darren being in my corner was more just for the crowd. There isn’t a lot to learn in a week. I wanted you guys to have your walkout. Till made the right Decision in respecting Jack. I am definitely ok with it. Relax guys he did the right thing. Show goes on.”