Darren Till was on the peak of his career a year ago when he fought Tyron Woodley for the welterweight title. Till was coming from huge wins against Stephen Thompson and Donald Cerrone. It seemed he was the man to dethrone the champion at that time. However, Woodley dominated Till and handed him the first loss of his career.
After the loss to Woodley, Till was scheduled to fight Jorge Masvidal in London in front of thousands of his supporters. A win against Masvidal would have given Till an opportunity to build himself back up to the top of the division again. However, he got knocked out by Masvidal in a devastating fashion.
Undoubtedly it was a tough time for young Darren Till to deal with two consecutive losses. In a recent interview Till talked about how he dealt with the loss to Masvidal and how it changed his perception towards the game.
“It hurt a lot for a while. But just because I just know that what could have happened after that fight. I said to my coach, Win or Lose I wanna be straight back in there and fight again. But it never quite went that way. I just like sort of fell of the wagon.”
Darren Till was knocked out for the first time in his pro fighting career. The loss to Masvidal was Till’s second loss. Hence that devastating knock out did change Till’s approach to the game as he said:
“All my life I had this crazy confidence that I am just Superhuman being inside that octagon. It got knocked a bit. I am not ashamed to say that and I want to get that back. It’s there. I am still that confident guy. You put me in front of everyone I know I can beat them. I got that technique, I got that will. It got lost a bit after that fight. That’s why maybe it took a little bit longer to come back.”
After the loss to Jorge Masvidal, Darren Till decided to move up to middleweight and is scheduled to fight Kelvin Gastelum in the co-main event of the UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden.
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