Darren Till has missed weight ahead of his contest with Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson in Liverpool on Sunday.
After initially being granted an extra hour to make the weight following ‘a family emergency,’ The Liverpudlian main event star arrived to the scales and weighed in at 174.5-pounds, 3.5-pounds over the welterweight limit.
For his part, Thompson hit the scales at 171-pounds with the use of the towel.
It’s not the first time Till’s weight has been a part of the discussion for his contests inside the UFC. While he’s never missed the mark on the scale, his size — something he regularly acknowledges — being bigger than the average welterweight always means there is a sense of apprehension before he makes weight. Unfortunately for Till, the first time he slips up coincides with the biggest opportunity of his career.
The contest between Till and Thompson is being described as a striking fan’s dream, with both men having shown extraordinary ability on the feet. Should Till emerge victorious, all signs point to him doing so as a huge star for the UFC going forward, as well as a potential contender for the world title.
Should Thompson agree to accept the fight, the pair meet tomorrow night in front of a no doubt raucous Liverpool crowd. At the time of writing it remains unclear if the fight will go ahead as planned.