Darren Till says he will '1 million percent' fight again this year


Darren Till has opened up for the first time since he lost to Jorge Masvidal at UFC London in March, and vowed to fight again this year.

Speaking to Fighters Only, Till (17-2-1 MMA, 5-2-1 UFC) admitted he is unsure of his next move, but is certain that he will return again before the end of 2019.

“Yeah definitely – 1 million percent,” Till said.

Till, however, did want to clarify he’s still taking some time off to recuperate.

“I’m not saying I’m back, but I’m just in my happy place,” he said. “I feel like the Darren Till before he was fighting in Rotterdam. I got back from Brazil and I was just in this world of going to the gym, training really hard.”

And since that time before he fought Bojan Velickovic almost two years ago in Rotterdam, Till feels like everything just happened so fast. UFC president Dana White even recently said he thought Till was pushed too fast by the promotion.

But Till disagrees.

“I think I was wrong to myself, to my craft,” Till said. “I wasn’t fully committed. For the (Tyron) Woodley (title) fight in particular, that was one fight where I have to say I was in some condition. I trained like a monster. The better guy won that night.”

Following that loss, Till drew a main event fight at UFC on ESPN+ 5 in London against Masvidal, and even though he thought there were title implications for him if he won, he admitted he wasn’t all in.

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