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In his short time with the UFC, Darren Till has built up an impressive resume of in-cage rivals. However, it’s a personality from outside the cage that is currently ruffling his feathers.

Till took his first loss in 19 pro bouts on Saturday, losing by second-round submission to welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in the main event of UFC 228 in Dallas. While the two were mostly respectful towards one another in the lead-up to and aftermath of the fight, the same can’t be said for celebrity MMA fan Snoop Dogg.

The 46-year-old rapper is known to share clips on social media of himself watching fights and he had a lot to say during Woodley’s impressive win over Till.

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In the short clip, Snoop Dogg can be seen using some colorful, racially charged language to describe Woodley’s performance. He seems to have animosity towards Darren Till, shouting for the champion to beat his “motherf**king ass” among other things. Snoop Dogg also confusingly starts to shout “f**k Donald Trump”, which suggests that he may be confusing Till with another Woodley nemesis, Colby Covington.

Covington is a known supporter of president Trump and has publicly challenged and aimed insults at Woodley on multiple occasions. Till, on the other hand, is an Englishman who does not appear to have any particular affiliation with Trump.

Whatever reason Snoop Dogg had for going after Till, the 25-year-old title challenger didn’t take the insult lying down. In his first Instagram post following the loss, he made sure to include Snoop Dogg in the message.

“Snoop Dogg, you’re a f**king bitch,” Till wrote. “F**k you!”

This isn’t the first time Snoop Dogg has run afoul of a UFC fighter. The promotion previously employed him as one-half of the “SnoopCast” broadcast team alongside Urijah Faber to provide an alternate commentary track for the first season of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. Several fighters voiced their displeasure at what they perceived to be disrespectful behavior on the part of Snoop Dogg when talking about fights and the UFC’s athletes. He would not return for season two.

There’s plenty of time for Till and Snoop Dogg to patch things up, but the multiple-time Grammy award nominee may want to bring extra protection the next time he’s performing in Liverpool.


MUST-READ STORIES

Aftermath. Dave Doyle asks where does Tyron Woodley’s UFC 228 win put him among the welterweight greats?

Woodley. GSP fight or no, Woodley thinks he’s on his way to being considered the best welterweight of all time.

Beasts. Chuck Mindenhall explains why the strawweight division is one of the most exciting in the UFC.

Optimistic. After taking his first loss, Darren Till still expects to be a champion someday.


VIDEO STEW

UFC 228 post-fight show

Rener Gracie breaks down Woodley’s D’Arce choke.

Till backstage.

Free fight ahead of UFC Moscow.

Another fan-made trailer for UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor.

Conor McGregor body language breakdown.


LISTEN UP

Fightful MMA Podcast. Sean Ross Sapp and Stephen Jensen with the instant reaction to UFC 228.

Severe MMA Podcast. Sean Sheehan and Graeme McDonnel talk UFC 228 and look ahead to UFC Moscow.


SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE

Conor.

Respect.

Oh no.

Montano speaks.

Taking a loss well.

“Platinum” wants a piece of “Chaos”.

:’(

No need to apologize.

Darrion Caldwell, coming home.


FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Erick Silva (20-9-1) vs. Lorenz Larkin (19-7, 1 NC); Bellator 207, Oct. 12.

Alex Garcia (15-5) vs. Court McGee (18-7); UFC Moncton, Oct. 27.

Chris Weidman (14-3) vs. Luke Rockhold (16-4); UFC 230, Nov. 3.

Kay Hansen (3-1) vs. Erin Blanchfield (2-0); Invicta FC 32, Nov. 16.

Guido Cannetti (8-3) vs. Marlon Vera (11-5-1); UFC Argentina, Nov. 17.

Cynthia Calvillo (6-1) vs. Poliana Botelho (7-1); UFC Argentina, Nov. 17.

Khalil Rountree (7-2, 1 NC) vs. Johnny Walker (14-3); UFC Argentina, Nov. 17.

Jared Cannonier (10-4) vs. Alessio Di Chirico (12-2); UFC Argentina, Nov. 17.


TODAY IN MMA HISTORY

2006: In the conclusion of the Pride Open-Weight Grand Prix, Mirko Cro Cop finishes Wanderlei Silva and Josh Barnett (who defeated Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira by split decision to advance to the finals) in the same night to claim the tournament crown. Other notable results included Ricardo Arona submitting Alistair Overeem with strikes and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua defeating Cyril Diabate by first-round TKO.

2011: Luke Rockhold wins the Strikeforce middleweight championship with a unanimous decision win over Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in the main event of a show in Cincinnati. Also on that card, Heavyweight Grand Prix alternate Daniel Cormier picked up a first-round KO over Antonio Silva to advance to the tournament final (that he would later win), and future UFC stars Yoel Romero and Amanda Nunes suffered knockout losses to Rafael Cavalcante and Alexis Davis, respectively.

2016: An eventful UFC 203 show in Cleveland was highlighted by Ohio’s own Stipe Miocic logging his first successful heavyweight title defense with a first-round knockout of Overeem, Fabricio Werdum defeating Travis Browne by unanimous decision and then getting into a post-fight scuffle with Edmond Tarverdyan, and former WWE star CM Punk making his MMA debut, in which he was dominated and submitted by Mickey Gall.


FINAL THOUGHTS

UFC 228 delivered in every possible way Saturday, giving us an impressive championship performance, a pair of legitimate contenders at 115 pounds, and some of the best knockouts and submissions of the year. The card looked solid on paper as far as the caliber of competition, but there were questions as to how exciting the matchups would actually turn out to be. These fighters brought their A-game.

It’s almost a shame that we don’t have more time to bask in the glow of that event’s excellence as there is already another fight card just around the corner. The UFC makes its debut in Moscow in five days with heavyweight lifers Mark Hunt and Alexey Oliynyk headlining.

Like UFC 228, let’s hope UFC Moscow provides its fair share of pleasant surprises.


EXIT POLL

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What was the best moment of UFC 228?

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  • 44%
    Tyron Woodley dominates Darren Till
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  • 19%
    Jessica Andrade one-punch KOs Karolina Kowalkiewicz
    (435 votes)
  • 20%
    Zabit Magomedsharipov and Aljamain Sterling’s ridiculous kneebars
    (438 votes)
  • 5%
    Diego Sanchez turns back the clock against Craig White
    (125 votes)
  • 6%
    Jim Miller picks up his 17th win at 155 pounds, a UFC record
    (147 votes)
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