Darren Till may be caught in a rough chapter of his career, but he’s not giving up on his dream of becoming a UFC champion.
Till suffered his fourth loss over his last five fights on Saturday when he was submitted by Derek Brunson in the third round of the pair’s main-event bout at UFC Vegas 36. The loss pushed Till even further back of the contender queue at 185 pounds and invited questions about whether the 28-year-old Liverpudlian would ever reach the heights many forecasted for him when he was a brash upstart making his name in his early UFC days.
Following Saturday’s loss, Till turned to two examples of fighters who struggled through ups and downs and ultimately lost several bouts before they rose to become UFC champions: Michael Bisping and current UFC lightweight king Charles Oliveira.
Till’s post-fight Instagram post can be seen below, as well as Oliveira’s response.
Keep you head up, never give up! God knows everything. Return home, get back to the gym - train and dedicated yourself.— Charles Oliveira (@CharlesDoBronxs) September 5, 2021
Hey @darrentill2 we're here my ma', if you need our support, lets train together. #UFCVegas36 https://t.co/ONnGzTlsKh
Bisping and Oliveira lost a combined 15 UFC bouts between them before attaining the UFC title in shocking fashion in their respective divisions.
Will Till one day be able to do the same?
Will Darren Till ever be a UFC champion?