It’s no secret that Darren Till endures a brutal cut down to the 171-pound welterweight limit. While he’s hit that mark on many occasions, he’s also missed weight several times.
Given the difficulty Till has had cutting down to welterweight in the recent past, many fight fans have encouraged him to move up to the middleweight. Till has been fairly receptive of this idea, but he’s also seemed a bit reluctant to leave the welterweight division behind.
From the sounds of it, the British welterweight is still deliberating on which weight class he should be fighting at next.
Welterweight, middleweight and light heavyweight are all apprently options.
“Cutting weight for my last fight,” Darren Till wrote in an Instagram post that included a photograph of him looking quite emaciated during his last weight cut. “It’s a f**king rough business cutting weight am sure every fighter will agree!
“I started my amateur & professional career at welterweight & intended to stay that way until the end! But as I grow older and my body expands, it’s getting harder & harder. Arrr well, who knows! Maybe my next fight is welterweight, maybe it’s light heavyweight.
Who gives a fuck let’s fight!”
Needless to say, Darren Till has some decisions to make.
He recently offered replace the injured Tyron Woodley against Robbie Lawler in the UFC Minneapolis main event, but specified that he’d need the fight to be contested at a 175-pound catchweight rather than 170. At this point, it’s not clear if he’s in consideration for this matchup, but given his weight specifications it seems unlikely. The UFC rarely promotes catchweight bouts unless a fighter fails to make weight.
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 5/20/2019.