Darren Till has announced he has requested he be released from the UFC – but vowed to return in the future. Check out why he removed from ufc.
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Till was born in Liverpool, where he would frequently get into altercations. He began training in Muay Thai at the age of 12.
He dropped out of high school at the age of 14 to focus on the sport, turning professional a year later and beginning to train in MMA with Team Kaobon at the age of 17.
During his teenage years, he would live in different places such as his gym and relatives’ houses after an incident he had with his mother which got him kicked out of the family home.
In August 2012, he was stabbed twice in the back after confronting a large group of men at a party. The knife missed his main artery by 1 mm, with doctors calling him lucky to be alive.
Darren Till removed from ufc
Darren Till has confirmed UFC granted his release but vowed he is “not going anywhere”.
Till last fought in December, losing via third-round submission to Dricus du Plessis. He was removed from the middleweight rankings on Wednesday (March 1).
Posting on Twitter, the 30-year-old confirmed he had the release from UFC, in which he has fought since 2015.
“What’s happening everyone,” Till posted. “Me, Dana [White] and Hunter [Campbell] are still cool as f***. I asked UFC to remove me just to sort some other s*** for the foreseeable.
“They happily agreed to release me out of contract which I appreciate. I’m not going anywhere, got big plans to execute and I’ll be back.”
Till was unbeaten in his first six fights before challenging Tyron Woodley for the welterweight title in September 2018. He lost via second-round submission and, following a knockout defeat to Jorge Masvidal, moved up to middleweight.
The English fighter won his first bout at the weight against Kelvin Gastelum but has since struggled, failing to win any of his last three fights, losing to Robert Whittaker and Derek Brunson prior to his most recent defeat against Du Plessis.
Darren Till has been released from the UFC, insisting it was his own decision having vowed to return in the future.
The 30-year-old enjoyed a superb rise to the summit of MMA 2018 but has been unable to shake a disappointing losing streak which has seen him lose his last three fights and five of his last six in total.
That form has seen him slip out of middleweight title contention and on Tuesday, he was removed from the division’s rankings, sparking speculation over his future with the promotion.
While he has confirmed his release, Till insists the decision to remove him from the rankings was a mutual one and insists he remains part of the UFC’s future plans.
Till joined UFC in 2015, beating Donald Cerrone and Stephen Thompson to earn himself a shot at long-reigning welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in May 2018 only to suffer a submission defeat on his biggest night.
Till sought to bounce back at UFC London in March the following year only to suffer a shock defeat against Jorge Masvidal in the capital, knocked out cold in the second round with Masvidal’s career taking off as a result.
Returning to middleweight against Kelvin Gastelum in November 2019, the Liverpudlian returned to winning ways but next came up short in a thriller with Robert Whittaker, dropping a split decision.
Seeking to get back on track against Derek Brunson in September 2021, Till’s plans were derailed as he was submitted again. It was later revealed he had suffered an ACL injury 10 weeks before the fight.
Darren Till net worth
Till has a net worth of approximately $500,000. His biggest-ever fight purse was against Kelvin Gastelum in November 2019, at UFC 244.
For a split decision win over Gastelum, Till made $245,000. That is one of the few nights the Liverpudlian made $100,000.
On debut, against Wendell de Oliveira, Till won via. KO. He made $20,000 that night. For his last fight against Robert Whittaker, Till earned $135,000, despite losing the fight.