Darren Till says he will not be competing at UFC London.
The Liverpudlian has been linked with a return to the o2 Arena for some months now, with the UFC returning to London on March 21. Till, likely the biggest star in English mixed martial arts, appeared on the equivalent show last year where he was defeated by Jorge Masvidal.
But despite reports the UFC were looking into booking Till against Jared Cannonier, in a video posted to his social media, Till said that while he’ll be in attendance to support his teammates, he won’t be stepping into the Octagon that night after all.
“Just done a hard session there with Colin, the gaffer,” Till said. “Just watching [Mike] Grundy now, put in his work for UFC London. 21st of March. So we’re all working hard even though I won’t be fighting. I’m still in here with the lads giving one hundred percent what they always give to me and my camps as well.
“The 21st I’ll be there supporting them one hundred percent.”
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— Darren Till (@darrentill2) January 29, 2020
UFC London is set to be headlined by Till’s fellow Englishman Leon Edwards as he goes up against former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Should Edwards win, he’ll more than likely be in line to fight for the 170-pound title.