The main event of tomorrow’s UFC Fight Night 130 card was almost scratched earlier today when event headliner Darren Till missed weight by a whopping 3.5 pounds (174.5 pounds).
Thankfully the UFC was able to convince Till’s opponent, Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson (14-2-1 MMA), to continue on with the fight despite the Liverpool natives botched weight cut.
With that said, in order for tomorrow night’s highly anticipated fight to come to fruition, Darren Till can weigh no more than 188-pounds at 1pm on Sunday.
In addition to that, after failing to make the welterweight limit of 171-pounds Darren Till (16-0-1 MMA) is now forced to forfeit 30% of his fight purse, all of that money will now go to his opponent Stephen Thompson.
Here is how the MMA Community reacted to Darren Till’s botched weight cut:
Wow. Interesting scenes here In Liverpool. The gorilla misses weight and we’re waiting to hear if wonderboy accepts the fight !!! #UFCLIVERPOOL
— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) May 26, 2018
Fight is on. Till can’t weigh over 188 at 1 pm tomorrow, forfeits 30 percent of purse, all to Wonderboy.
— John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) May 26, 2018
June 3 represents the 2-year anniversary of first-ever UFC "early weigh-in"
The 2 years leading up that point: Just 22 instances of fighters missing weight for UFC fights.
In 2 years since early weigh-ins began: Nearly triple, with 62 fighters having missed weight for UFC bouts
— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) May 26, 2018
Darren Till can't weigh more that 188-pounds at 1pm tomorrow or the fight with Wonderboy is off. The Liverpool native is also forced to forfeit 30% of his purse, all of which will go to Thomspon. #UFCLiverpool
— Chris Taylor (@CTaylor_96) May 26, 2018
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) May 26, 2018
Was never a big fan of early weight-ins it’s just to hard to get up that early to start cutting weight @btsportufc
— Neil 2 Tap Seery (@NeilSeeryMMA) May 26, 2018
I will say this final thing about weigh ins, all the negotiations are fine but in the end being over is an advantage. So, I am willing to give my opponent as long as he needs to make weight as long as I or someone in my camp is present. That puts all the responsibility on them.
— Gerald Harris (@GHurricane) May 26, 2018
When you wake up and hear Darren Till missed weight 😭😭
If you haven't watched our #UFCLiverpool breakdown yet, head to the link and have a laugh 😉
— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) May 26, 2018
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