Darren Till Wants UFC to Induct Tyron Woodley’s Mom into Hall of Fame

Published 06/05/2021, 3:36 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 30: Darren Till, mixed martial artist of England talks to the media during the UFC press confrence at BT Tower on January 30, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Luke Walker/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)


UFC middleweight fighter Darren Till will be making his return to the ring against Derek Brunson later this year. The former was scheduled to face Marvin Vettori in April this year but had to be replaced one week prior to the fight.

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He suffered a collarbone injury and Kevin Holland fought Vettori instead of him. Although the injury has kept him out of action from the octagon, it can’t separate Till from expressing his views on social media.

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It is a well-known fact that Tyron Woodley’s mom is respected by everyone. Even by the former’s opponents. She has been often seen hugging and consoling Woodley’s fight opponents. Recently, she was seen hugging Woodley’s next opponent, Jake Paul’s mother.

Till took a notice of it and appreciated Deborah Woodley over the same. He wrote, Petition for Tyron Woodley’s mum to be inducted into the @ufc Hall of Fame, Just seen a photo of her hugging Jake Paul’s mum & I swear she is the kindest person. A nice tweet from me for once but well worth it.”

Till has also received a hug from her after he lost for the first time in his professional career at the hands of Tyron Woodley at UFC 228. He was seen having an emotional moment with her backstage then.

Apart from Till and Paul’s mother, Deborah Woodley had shared an emotional moment backstage with Kamaru Usman. The latter had defeated Woodley for the gold at UFC 235. The champ met Woodley’s mother and hugged her immediately and even apologized.

However, she blessed him by saying, “It’s your turn, it ain’t his turn. It’s your time. Be encouraged.”

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How Darren Till is heading into his next fight?

Till (18-3-1) has an impressive MMA record. But the 3 losses he has suffered in his career have come from the last 4 matches.

As mentioned earlier, Till lost his first match against Woodley at UFC 228 via submission. His next loss came against Jorge Masvidal at UFC Fight Night 147 via KO.

He ended his 2-match skid with a win over Kelvin Gastelum via split decision at UFC 244. He then suffered his third career loss against Robert Whittaker at UFC on ESPN 14 in July last year.

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Darren Till will be looking to get inside the ring and regain some lost ground. He will hope to get back into the title picture soon with a win over Brunson.

What did you make of Till’s appeal for Woodley’s mother?

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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