‘Don’t Give Up On Yourself’- Michael Bisping Sends Out Words Of Encouragement to Fellow Brit Darren Till After His Loss

Published 09/05/2021, 2:34 PM EDT


UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping spoke to BT Sports’ Caroline Pearce following UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs Till. Derek Brunson picked up a rather comfortable third-round submission win over Darren Till by way of RNC. Till had his moments in the fight, however, he failed to sustain his success and was largely ineffective once the fight hit the canvas.

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Darren Till is now 1-4 in his last five fights and he’s not looked the same since losing to Tyron Woodley. While he’s had some highlight-reelw moments in his fights since then, he hasn’t been able to convert them into wins. He will likely lose his number 7 ranking and drop down closer to the bowels of the top 10 in the division.

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Michael Bisping has something to say

‘The Count’ has seen it all in his illustrious career and he’s been a beacon of hope for the English MMA fans. Bisping shares a close relationship with his fellow Briton fighter in Till and so he spoke out after Till’s loss. Michael Bisping encouraged Darren Till to stay the course and not let any distractions come in the way of his quest for gold.

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MAY 16: Michael Bisping provides analysis on the ESPN broadcast during the UFC Fight Night event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 16, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

“Darren is obviously heartbroken. I know how much this means to him I know how much he put into this training camp. But it’s not over, yes, it’s a bump in the road. It holds the dreams for now, the title aspirations, forget about those for a little bit. He’s got to do some work.”

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“Darren, keep your chin up mate. Listen, you got it. You got all the skills, you really do. You have all the potential to become a champion one day. Youth is on your side but you have to stay the course, you have to stay focused. Do not give up on yourself.”

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Darren Till has shown that he can truly compete at the highest level if everything aligns with him moving forward. However, it is paramount that he takes a step back and assesses his path in the middleweight division. He may need to fight opponents ranked outside the top 15 to regain his footing in the division.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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