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“This Isn’t a Sport for You”- Darren Till Destroys Tyron Woodley for Involving His Family in Jake Paul Drama

Published 09/02/2021, 1:24 PM EDT

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During the build-up of the Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley boxing bout, a member of Paul’s team got into an altercation with a family member of Woodley. This situation displeased the majority of the combat sports community. Meanwhile, some believe that nothing is off the table when it comes to the fight game. One such person includes Woodley’s former rival and the former UFC welterweight title challenger, Darren Till.

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After the Paul vs. Woodley final press conference ended, J’Leon Love from Paul’s team got into an altercation with Woodley’s mom, Deborah Woodley, aka ‘Momma’ Woodley. ‘The Chosen One’ appeared furious in several videos of this altercation. This incident erupted into an almost brawl between both teams. 


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However, the spectators who were present at the press conference cooled down an angry Woodley. Regardless, this altercation fueled up Woodley’s anger towards the ‘Problem Child’ even more, as he doesn’t like when someone disrespects ‘Momma’ Woodley. 

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Recently in the UFC Vegas 36 pre-fight interview, Darren Till shared his opinion on this situation. As per ‘The Gorilla’, “nothings off-limits” in the fight game.

Till said – “When two men were about to go in there and rip the heads off each other. So, you’re going to start getting offended with things that people saying to your Momma?.. Maybe this isn’t a sport for you, you need to go find another sport.”

“If someone is saying something about your kids, and like this, or your wife, find something else to do. Because you need to have thick skin in the sports, and especially you need to have thicker skin when you got a man on top of your tongue to elbow you stays in the face. So, that’s how I look at it.”

Darren Till on Derek Brunson trolling him on social media.

After a lot of delay on deciding the location, Darren Till and Derek Brunson are now finally set to clash in Las Vegas this weekend. Their intriguing middleweight bout will headline UFC Vegas 36.

Ahead of their middleweight clash, Brunson started trolling ‘The Gorilla’ on social media. Usually, Till is known to be an ardent trash-talker who likes to troll his rivals. However, in this case, Till accepted his defeat in social media trolling.


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In the same interview, ‘The Gorilla’ said – “With Derek it has been more cooler, like he is a cool guy... He has done about a million memes with me on Instagram. I couldn’t even keep up. So, I was like, you know what, Derek wins the social media trolling.

Regardless of accepting his defeat in social media trolling, Till still plans on annihilating Brunson in their upcoming bout. 


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What do you make of what Darren Till had to say about the Team Paul vs. ‘Momma’ Woodley altercation? Who is your pick for Till vs. Brunson?

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Arman Khan


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Arman Khan is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He began following combat sports when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor competed in 'The Money Fight' in 2017. 'The Notorious' attracted Arman to the UFC and he became an ardent fan of professional fighting as he could draw parallels with the action from his combat sports experience and break down techniques such as striking and striking defense lucidly for the casual fans.
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