Saturday’s UFC London main event did not play out the way Darren Till envisioned.
Returning to action for the first time since his unsuccessful title challenge at UFC 228 this past September, Till squared off with fellow welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal.
In the opening round, Till found success on the feet, landing consistently on the American Top Team product. However, Masvidal would flip the switch in Round 2.
Three minutes into the second round, Masvidal floored Till with a brutal combination. The series of punches left the Brit toppling to the mat, unconscious before he event hit the ground.
Almost a week after the bout, Darren Till took to social media where he issued a statement regarding what transpired:
“Last Saturday was a tough night against a strong opponent, @gamebredfighter
Fight game is a tough one.
Few things need refocusing now, feel like I lost me self the past year & haven’t been fully focused to my craft!
I’ve had a week in this amazing place Canada to revitalise with my thoughts!
I’ll be back a different animal, @teamkaobonis still the best coach & person in this world & we will dominate for years to come.
Can not wait to be back at the gym Monday evolving and focusing like never before. I owe it to myself!
@gymshark F LIFe” – Darren Till on Instagram.
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 3/22/2019.