Darren Till talks KO loss, Tenerife incident, next fight & more!
British star and former title challenger Darren Till has had quite a turbulent year, being brutally knocked out by Jorge Masvidal in front of his home town fans and then getting into a controversial incident in which a hotel room was trashed and a taxi cab stolen in Tenerife, Spain.
Till recently sat down with MMA journalist Jim Edwards, formerly of MMAnytt, for an in-depth interview regarding what the Brit has been going through recently.
He spoke of the incident in Tenerife, and means it wasn’t quite what some of the media made it out to be.
“I won’t name no names, but a taxi was not stolen – well, it was stolen and drove around the block a few times,” Till said. “I went (to) the scene. I was somewhere else. I had left the hotel, as well. Then when the police were rounding everyone up, they (saw) me. Straight away, the police was like, ‘Darren Till.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah,’ and I knew what was going on. I was like, ‘It’s all going to fall on me.’”
He understands that his celebrity status exacerbated the story immensely.
“I’ll just deal with it all head-on now,” Till said. “I’ll deal with (coach) Colin (Heron) head on, whatever he wants to do to me. I’ll deal with all these consequences right now. I’m only human. I’m not sitting here asking for forgiveness. Why would I? It was just a stupid, silly thing what I’m sure many lads on stark holidays do – the only difference being I’m a very well-known character and it gets in the Daily Mail.”
Till is not sure about when he will return, but he is planning to step into the octagon this year.
“Yeah definitely – 1 million percent,” Till said.