MMA Community reacts to Stephen Thompson vs. Darren Till

Darren Till, Stephen Thompson

A key welterweight scrap featuring two-time welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson (14-2-1) and undefeated contender Darren Till (16-0-1) headlined Sunday’s action-packed UFC Liverpool card. Darren Till missed weight for this main event battle, but “Wonderboy” agreed to continue on with the contest with the stipulations that he received 30% of Till’s purse, and that Till weighed in at 188 pounds or less at 1:00pm local time on fight day.

After all of this pre-fight chaos, the fight went down as an absolute chess match, as the two world class strikers spent five incredibly close rounds attempting to figure one another out.

By the time the fifth round ended, some members of the MMA community scored it for Till, others scored it for Thompson. Similarly, some seemed to enjoy the fight, while others seemed to be struggling to stay awake.

In the end, the judges gave this one to the hometown hero Till. As is invariably the case when there’s a close decision in a big fight, there was a whole lot of controversy.

Here’s how the MMA community reacted to the fight itself, and the close decision it ended with.

https://twitter.com/emilvalhalla/status/1000829039777669125

How did you score Darren Till and Stephen Thompson’s razor thin battle in Liverpool?

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 5/27/2018.