It appears Darren Till may have entered UFC Fight Night 191 in a compromised state.

Till was submitted by Derek Brunson in the main event this past Saturday, but according to Michael Bisping, the native of Liverpool, England, was not 100 percent heading into the fight.

Bisping told BT Sport that Till (18-4-1 MMA, 6-4-1 UFC) told him he tore his ACL 10 weeks prior to the fight.

“I went backstage to see Darren after the fight,” Bisping said. “He was very disappointed, of course, but he’s a man. He was holding it together. He was frustrated, and understandably so. I spent about 30 minutes with him and Colin Heron, just talking to him and giving him some advice. Perhaps I’m breaking guy code here, but there was an injury coming into that fight. He tore his ACL about 10 weeks ago and he never mentioned it.

“It’s an excuse, it’s a reason, whatever you want to call it. He never mentioned it, and I’m sure Derek had problems, as well. But certainly with that kind of injury – and he said he was having all kinds of medical treatment leading up to the fight – of course, with that injury, it would’ve hampered his performance. But still, you can’t take away from Derek Brunson on that night. Darren chose to step in.”

Before making the walk Saturday, Till already had withdrawn from back-to-back fights against Jack Hermansson, then Marvin Vettori due to a broken collarbone. The dominant loss to Brunson marked his second straight setback and fourth in his past five. The former title challenger currently is enduring the roughest patch of his career.


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