Have any of you ever heard of the Bermuda Triangle? It’s that loosely-defined region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean, where aircraft and ships seem to disappeared under mysterious circumstances. The UFC currently has its own kind of nefarious location that match-ups seem to vanish over in London. Michael Bisping was all but confirmed that he’d retire at the card, but that is off the table. Stephen Thompson, along with Gunnar Nelson, were in talks to fight Darren Till, but neither of those are going to happen either according to John Kavanagh.
I’m sure [Darren] Till will make his own statement, but I believe he’s ill. He has however agreed to face [Gunnar Nelson] later in the year. [We wish him a] speedy recovery. However, for now we need someone for March 17th. So. if you’re a UFC welterweight, get onto [matchmaker] Sean [Shelby] and get paid. Hope to get matched soon. I can tell you UFC have asked almost every welterweight who’s not currently matched or injured and everyone busy that night [at UFC London] for some reason? A chance to main event a good European show and everyone is getting their hair washed. Bizarre.” — Coach John Kavanagh on Twitter.
— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) January 29, 2018
While Darren Till hasn’t released a statement himself yet, it looks like that he’s not healthy enough to compete at UFC London. Although, he maintains that Gunnar Nelson is still going to be on the card, he has no opponent yet. The silver lining to all this is it looks like Darren Till will fight Nelson later this year as soon as he’s able to compete again. The UFC will finally get capitalize on the hype he got from finishing Donald Cerrone. Let’s just hope that it’s not been too long of a wait.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 1/30/2018.