Colin Heron Explains Darren Till’s Weight Issues

Darren Till last competed in the main event of UFC Fight Night London, suffering a second round knockout loss to Jorge Masvidal.

The fighter has had issues making weight through his UFC run and Till’s coach in Colin Heron explains why the misses keep happening.

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”The obvious answer is, ‘He has a tough weight cut and needs to go up,’ correct?” Heron told ESPN. “What people don’t see is the lifestyle between fights. It’s hard for me to make correct decisions, until I see a fighter, especially Darren, walking around lean between fights. Here’s the problem with Darren Till, and it’s no secret: He eats sh-t. As disciplined as he is in the gym, between fights, he will eat the most amount of sh-t you’ve ever seen in your life.”

Till has acknowledged in the past that a move up to middleweight will most likely happen in the future. 

Heron knows that a move to middleweight is also a possibility, but is also concerned with what Till may do to himself if that happens. 

“The fact of the matter is he will probably be a middleweight, but whether it’s now or later, I don’t know,” he said. “My only concern is he goes up to middle(weight), and that will give him the license to eat more. Then we end up with just as big of a cut, but with bigger consequences in the actual fight."

There is no word yet on when Till may compete again, as the fighter is currently in the midst of a two fight losing streak. 

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