Darren Till left ‘destroyed’ after UFC star forced to pull out of middleweight bout against Marvin Vettori with broken collarbone, while Kevin Holland advocates replacing Liverpudlian for April 10th duel
- Darren Till has pulled out of his Marvin Vettori fight with a broken collarbone
- The 28-year-old Liverpool sustained the injury during training on Monday, he revealed
- Till can’t take on Vettori in their middleweight clash on April 10
- Kevin Holland says he can replace Till and face the Italian in the short term
Darren Till has been left ‘destroyed’ after retiring from his middleweight clash with Marvin Vettori after breaking his collarbone just days before their Las Vegas showdown.
Till, 28, was set to meet his Italian rival at UFC Fight Night April 10 at the UFC Apex in Sin City, with the Liverpudlian looking to take part in Israel Adesanya’s 185-pound championship.
However, The Gorilla has been forced to withdraw following an injury in practice on Monday, and the fan favorite has taken to Instagram to share his agony over missing his upcoming Main Event fight.
Darren Till has been left ‘destroyed’ after retiring from his middleweight bout for next month
‘I’ve been here for a few hours debating how to say this & put into words what I feel & just go and say it honestly … I BROKEN MY COLLAR! I’ll be out of my fight against Marvin next week, ‘he wrote to his 1.2 million followers.
Every person who is around me or who is around me knows that I exercise daily with my knees, lower back, shoulders, hands inflated and the list goes on. Yesterday while drilling I fell and immediately knew I had broken something. ‘
The former welterweight hopeful described his grief when he was unable to compete on the April 10 card.
The 28-year-old has suffered a fracture of the collarbone and will not fight against Marvin Vettori in Las Vegas
“To say I’m devastated is an understatement,” Till added. ; I literally put my heart, soul, mind, physical body, money, food, sleep, recovery and then some to make sure I went out next week and took his head off.
And I was 100% sure I was going … and with ease !!! I’m sure he thought the same but hey … I’m sorry @marvinvettori I hope you get a new opponent and we can do that soon in the future, I highly respect you as a competitor. ‘
UFC chiefs are now looking for a late replacement for Till to take on Vettori, with Kevin Holland reportedly a front runner to step in following his loss to Derek Brunson this month.
A dejected Till took to Instagram to mourn his latest setback while keeping an eye on the 185 lbs title
Outspoken middleweight Kevin Holland has thrown his hat in to be a late substitute
“Always do my bit 100% and these bunch of p ***** s can’t make it,” Vettori tweeted after the news. ‘Im [sic] next in line for the title, whoever has something to say show the f *** up in 2 weeks time so I can scream you a ** and shut you down for good ‘.
‘I already accepted the fight an hour ago …’, the outspoken middleweight Holland responded to the tweets of the Italian, with the reply Vettori: ‘Let’s go’.
Until the last time he competed in July 2020, when he took on former middleweight king Robert Whittaker on Fight Island. The Englishman unanimously lost the match by three rounds.