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Darren Till’s shot at the UFC welterweight title didn’t go the way he planned, as he was submitted by the champion Tyron Woodley in the second round of their UFC 228 title fight. That being said, he clearly earned the respect of the champion.
Not only did Darren Till receive some reassuring words the champion himself, he also earned some post-fight kindness from Woodley’s mother, and his head coach, Duke Roufus.
See Till’s emotional moment with Woodley’s mother and coach in the video above.
Darren Till’s loss to Tyron Woodley was the first of his professional MMA career. While it was clearly discouraging, he seems determined to get back on track as soon as possible.
“It just hurts because I got there, I was nearly there to do what I set out to do, get that belt and be the greatest,” Till said. “I am still gonna be the greatest, I know that. I just spoke to Woodley backstage and he’s lost. Jon Jones has lost. Georges St-Pierre has lost.
“All the greats have lost. That’s my first loss tonight and just right now I’m still okay, but I’m just upset. There’s no sugarcoating it.”
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 9/9/2018.