Darren Till Requests, Is Granted Release by UFC

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Darren Till, UFC 282 ceremonial weigh-in Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

Former UFC title challenger Darren Till is no longer part of the UFC roster.

Till (18-5-1), who faced Tyron Woodley in 2018 in an unsuccessful bid to claim the UFC welterweight title, had more recently been competing as a middleweight. But since the Woodley fight, the Liverpool native has won just a single fight, and is 1-4 overall (or 1-5 including the Woodley loss).

During that span, he’s also dealt with injury — and it appears Till is looking to get things in order outside the UFC, before making his return.

After UFC Roster Watch, an automated service that monitors the promotion’s fighter database, noted his removal from the roster, Till addressed his departure.

What’s happening everyone, Me, Dana [White, UFC President] & Hunter [Campbell, UFC Chief Business Officer] are still cool as f*ck,” Till wrote on social media. “I asked UFC to remove me just to sort some other sh*t 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 & I’ll be back.”

Till, who has lost his last three fights, was most recently seen losing to Dricus Du Plessis, a former KSW champ, at UFC 282 in December. Till was submitted in the third round of the middleweight match-up.