LIVERPOOL, England – Darren Till has some concern that he will not be able to stay below 188 pounds for his second weigh-in on Sunday before his scheduled UFC Fight Night 130 event against Stephen Thompson.
After losing weight by 3.5 pounds this morning, Till was fined 30 percent of her total purse . In addition, he agreed to make a second weigh in the morning of his fight and can not reach more than 188 pounds. For one of the biggest welterweights in the world, that could be problematic.
In an exclusive post-weighing interview with MMAjunkie, Till said he had no excuses to lose weight. UFC officials said the problem stemmed in part from a family emergency that interrupted Till's weight reduction, but the Briton was not willing to hang up for that reason alone.
until he said he did everything in his power to gain weight. When it did not happen, he said he even offered Thompson his whole fight bag.
"There's never an excuse to lose weight," Till told MMAjunkie. "I always say it: when you fight, and you lose a fight, there's no excuse, you lose, the same with the battle with the scales, this time I lost, and there's no excuse, I know the UFC said why I got lost and gave it When I started cutting weight I received an emergency call, it was a family affair, I just had to go to the hospital there and go back in. I only had 11 pounds left, I usually have six, seven, I was running. I was trying to get into the sauna, I tried to get into the steam, I tried to take a bath, it just was not happening, it was dusty.
"I lost weight, and I'm really embarrbaded about it, but the fight is still going on. on hold. I have to weigh again tomorrow. We'll see how it goes. I know they are very firm. I have to weigh a certain weight. The Ball Is in his field.
"Listen, I offered 100 percent of my purse, money is not an object, money will come sooner rather than later, I offered 100 percent."
The majority problem of Up to now is solved around the conditions for the second weighing. He said that his weight has already started to rise after some basic rehydration methods, and it is likely to continue to rise throughout the day.
Until he said he can raise 210 pounds before reducing to welterweight, so keeping it below 188 will be a challenge. Still, Till said he will do everything he can to make this happen, even if it means having a hard training session the morning of his fight.
"They stood firm in that I had to weigh 83-85 kilograms (182- 187 pounds), which simply – is bad for me health," Till said. "We'll see what happens in the morning when I weigh in. I've already started drinking, I started filling up again, we'll see, I'm sure the fight continues, I'll have to pbad medical exams, and I'll have to train tonight or tomorrow, but I'm mentally prepared for anything Nothing comes to me in this life If I have to train in the morning to do the weight and cut again, I will do it
"Eighty-five kilograms tomorrow morning is not enough. It is not that it is not enough. I just put on weight so fast. I have a slow metabolism. I started drinking before, and that's how it was. Then, we'll see. It could be a mental game. If I have to do the weight, I will. "
He was even reluctant to share many details about the family emergency that forced him to travel to a local hospital in the middle of the weight cut, saying he compartmentalizes the problem and tries to concentrate only on his struggle.
] "I know what the UFC has said, but I do not want to be here with you, stand in front of the fans and stand where you want and say," Oh, that's why I lost weight, "said Till. own account. My own fault. But the family emergency, we'll see what happens. Tomorrow I just want to fight, finish with that and start my promotion again. "
Although he is embarrbaded and ashamed of what happened, Till said he will not distract him from the business in question He has a crucial fight for his career around the corner from the corner, and although things went off the rails a day earlier, Till said he will be completely concentrated when he enters the octagon.
"When I make my entrance and walk in that cage, that confidence has returned," he said. Till. "Honestly, I do not give one (expletive) about anything. I have not talked to my daughter in a week; I have not used FaceTime because my mind has been in this. I have not shown affection or love to anyone. My friends do not know me anymore because they just do not ask me. Tomorrow my confidence has returned, but for now, the humble Darren is here.
"I'm really spoiled, but all I can say to fans is not to hate me too much, because I know I'm going to hate now."
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