Liverpool’s own Darren Till fought in his fifth UFC main event with a torn ACL.
Fighters fight. That is the mentality many mixed martial artists have when it comes to their careers, even if it is to their detriment. Till (18-4-1) lost his second straight fight last weekend to Derek Brunson at UFC Vegas 36, leaving him winless in four of his last five.
After the fight, commentator Michael Bisping revealed during a segment on BTsport that Till fought with a torn ACL.
“I spent about 30 minutes with him in the back just talking with him and giving him some advice. Perhaps I’m breaking guy code here, but there was an injury coming into that fight. He tore his ACL about 10 weeks ago, and he never mentioned it,” Bisping said.
On Wednesday, Till’s head coach confirmed the news to ESPN that he fought with a torn ACL.
Of course, Till’s opponent, Brunson, had an opinion with all of the injury news trying to overshadow his win.
“It is what it is. I’m used to people trying to like, minimize my wins, or trying to throw a little salt. Not trying to say Mike was trying to do that, but all fighters are injured,” Brunson told MMA Junkie in an interview on Tuesday.
No one knows if the ACL injury stems from the same knee that he had to pull out of the Jack Hermansson fight or not last December. Till also broke his collarbone in April.
With some time on the sideline coming for Till, he has some decisions to make about his career. Thankfully, he is only 28-years old and has a whole country behind him.