While Darren Till’s main event clash with Stephen Thompson tomorrow (Sun., May 27, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 130 in Liverpool, England, is still scheduled to take place as of now, missing weight by 3.5 pounds is not a good look for the young Englishman.
Not only does Till have to hand over 30 percent of his fight purse to “Wonderboy,” who weighed in on point at 171 pounds, but he also has to weigh no more than 188 pounds tomorrow morning in order for the headliner to move forward as planned.
Considering Till has been known to walk around at upwards of 210 pounds, making 188 pounds after a full day of eating and drinking is no small task. That’s why UFC president Dana White was so disappointed in Till after learning about the young contender’s botched weight cut.
“Not the situation I was expecting to be in right now, especially in his hometown,” White told MMAjunkie following UFC Fight Night 130 ceremonial weigh-ins. “You shouldn’t be missing weight in your hometown. Now we’ve got to sweat this thing all night, because he’s got to weigh 188 pounds tomorrow at 1 o’clock when he gets on the bus. So, not a good position to be in.”
White added that should Till weigh more than 188 pounds it will be up to Thompson’s team to work out terms for a new agreement. That is no guarantee, so fight fans may wake up to bad news tomorrow.
Hopefully Till can keep the weight off this glorious Memorial Day weekend because anything outside of a “Wonderboy” vs. “Gorilla” showdown would be very disappointing.
Stick with Mania for ongoing updates on the situation.