The MMA community was left in disbelief on Tuesday night when Darren Till’s name was spotted on the UFC Roster Watch account. The account monitors changes to the promotion’s ranking list, and according to the automated system, Till had been removed from the list along with Zubaira Tukhugov and Jose Johnson. It seems Till himself asked for his release.
In terms of records, this development may not come as a complete shock. Darren Till’s recent track record of one win and five losses in his last six fights, including three consecutive losses, is less than impressive.
In addition to that, he has been plagued by frequent injuries, resulting in the withdrawal from five fights in the past two years alone. It’s been a long five years since his days as a promising 16-0-1 fighter on a four-fight win streak in the UFC.
However, it seems it was not the UFC who ended up releasing him. Darren Till took to Twitter and officially confirmed to the world that he was the one who asked to be released by the fight company.
What’s happening everyone, Me, Dana & Hunter are still cool as ff***. I asked UFC 2 remove me just 2 sort some other s**8 for the foreseeable, They happily agreed to release me out of contract which I appreciate. I’m not going anywhere, got big plans to execute & I’ll be back.
According to Till, he asked the UFC to release him from his current contract because he has to “just 2 sort some other s*** for the foreseeable” and has plans to return. We will have to wait and see when he will return to the company.
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