HILARIOUS: Darren Till Sends Out New Year Wishes to ‘Privileged Snowflakes’

Published 01/03/2021, 7:29 AM EST
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 Darren Till took to Instagram and made sure to sign off 2020 in a way only he can. The perennial social media troll sent out one last shot at the ‘Privileged snowflakes’ who were complaining about 2020. ‘The Gorilla’ explained that the grind never really stops and reaching the top isn’t something that can be done by complaining.

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Chiefly, this isn’t the first instance of Darren Till lashing out and engaging in online trolling. In fact, fans of the sport have come to expect the same from the Brit who has made trolling his brand in the UFC. Moreover, Israel Adesanya is arguably the only fighter who can compete with him in that department.

Traditionally, fighters like Chael Sonnen and Conor McGregor used the trolling trope to garner attention towards themselves. However, Till has made the most of the lockdown situation of COVID-19 by using social media to his advantage. Throughout the year, he’s produced some memorable moments that fans will hope to see in 2021.

Darren Till: Well-rounded game

Jokes aside, Darren Till has become a fierce contender in the UFC’s middleweight division. Although he lost to Robert Whittaker earlier in the year, his stock in the 185-pound weight class is at an all-time high. He’s been putting forth a good account of himself, and it’s definitely being reflected in his performances.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 26: (L-R) Robert Whittaker of New Zealand punches Darren Till of England in their middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 26, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Unfortunately, ‘The Gorilla’ wasn’t able to close out the year on a high as his fight against Jack Hermansson fell out. Till came in to face Hermansson on December 5, 2020. However, he had to pull out due to injury. Despite the setback, Till is now in a position to fight Marvin Vettori, who stepped in and defeated Hermansson.

Till and Vettori had a respectful exchange on Twitter after ‘The Italian Dream’ picked up the win and a fight could be set up. Moreover, the bout would be huge for European MMA and has the capacity of headlining a critical Fight Night card.

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The middleweight division title picture is murky, and Darren Till will have to build a streak to contend for gold. However, it’s impossible to deny that he makes for an intriguing stylistic puzzle for champion Israel Adesanya.

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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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