Ex-UFC middleweight Darren Till pleads not guilty to three driving charges

With a professional record of 18-5-1, Darren Till’s most recent appearance in the Octagon took place at UFC 282 in December. He faced South African contender Dricus du Plessis and suffered a third-round face crank submission loss in the middleweight category. This marked Till’s third consecutive defeat, following losses to Derek Brunson and former undisputed middleweight champion Robert Whittaker.

Till was subsequently released by the UFC.

Former UFC middleweight contender Darren Till made a court appearance this morning to face three charges related to driving offenses. The allegations suggest that Till was driving while disqualified on Ternhail Road, Fazakerley, last month. Additionally, he faces charges of driving without insurance and obstructing a constable in the execution of duty.

Represented by Mr. Williams, Till only spoke to confirm his name, address, and age in court. Additionally, his attorney said he would be submitting not-guilty pleas to all three accusations made against him. Till has been granted unconditional bail and has been assigned a trial date for August 30.

Bisping previously complained about a crazy experience he had being driven around by Till and Chimaev.

“Terrifying. Oh my God, I was in the car with them, with Khamzat and Darren both taking turns to drive. I almost died,” Bisping saidon The MMA Hour. “They’re 28 and 26, I’m 43. I’ve grown up a bit. I’ve done a little bit of maturing over the years.”

“We went out to dinner Friday night. They picked me up from the hotel, which is very nice, and they drive me back to the hotel and got a little giddy. Khamzat’s driving like an absolute g****** maniac! And I mean a maniac. On the wrong side of the road, purposely, dodging traffic — I’m in the back, ‘Ahh! Ahh!’ Screaming, putting my seat belt on like, ‘Stop! Stop! Stop!’ They pull in the gas station, I went in to buy some milk for my coffee in the morning and I come out and they’re doing donuts like maniacs in the car park. I’m like, ‘Guys, you’re going to get arrested!’ I get in the car, Darren Till starts doing more donuts, just misses the fuel pump by about this much [holds his fingers two inches apart], and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, let me out of this car.’


In September 2018, Till challenged for the undisputed UFC welterweight gold in the main event of UFC 228. At the time, he held an undefeated record. However, he experienced a second-round D’Arce submission by Tyron Woodley.

In March of the following year, Till was brutally knocked out in the second round by Jorge Masvidal in a UFC FN London main event.

Earlier this year, Till announced his departure from the Octagon and the UFC. But he expressed his intention to return to the promotion in the future, with a focus on achieving champion status within the organization’s middleweight division.

Darren Till has recently launched his own boxing promotion called Gorilla FC.

The promotion will be based in Africa and is a joint project with South African businessman and politician Duduzane Zuma.

The goal is to take the brand to a global level and organize exciting events with global stars from various industries.

The concept combines sports and entertainment, bringing together popular global stars with a large fan base.

Till is reportedly the man behind blockasset crypto project – and is rumored to be more active on the business scene.