Darren Till was forced due to injury to withdraw from a fight vs. Marvin Vettori in the main event of UFC Vegas 23 on April 10, at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fighter released a long message of regret on his social network.
I’ve been sat here for a good few hours debating how to say this & put into words what I’m feeling & I'm just going to say it straight... I’VE BROKEN MY COLLARBONE!!!
I’m out my fight next week against Marvin.
Every person who is around me or who has been around me knows I train on a daily basis with fucked up knees, lower back, shoulders, hands & the list goes on. Yesterday while drilling I fell, & straight away I knew I’d broken something. To say I’m fucking destroyed by it is an understatement.
I’ve literally put my heart, soul, mind, physical body, cash, nutrition, sleep, recovery & then some into making sure I went out there next week & took his head off. And I was 100% sure I was going to... and with ease!!! I’m sure he was thinking the same but ahh well...
I am sorry Marvin Vettori I hope you get a new opponent and we can do this sometime soon in the future, I respect you highly as a competitor.
Funny story while we are on a subject of injuries, me and Steven Gerrard have got the same doctor to fill us full of needles when we are going through severe pain or we did have the same because he’s retired now. And the Doctor laughs every time he sees me and says it reminds me of him, no cartilage left but still willing to do anything to perform not letting injuries get in the way. And that is exactly how I am, that’s why I’m disgusted when I see half of these so called fighters crying off little ankle or toe injuries, get F***ed.
I want to say to all my supporters, I f***ing love your support banter & the love you show me, it doesn’t go un-noticed.
My team I love you all.
My management MTK Global & Daniel Kinahan. What these do as a management & friendship is untold. Big thank you as always to Dana White & Hunter [Campbell] they do not get enough credit for the lengths they go to & beyond.
One thing, I know who doesn’t support me in this sport & I want you to keep that same energy as the new generation say.
Mark my words I will do anything and everything to become Middleweight world champion.
Peace, see you all soon.
Even got the UFC to change the times of the Vegas event 4 the 1st time in history for us Europeans, Power moves.
Kevin Holland has offered to step in on short notice, but not final decision has been made.