Darren Till says UFC granted request for release: ‘Got big plans to execute, and I’ll be back’

Darren Till’s departure from the UFC apparently was his choice.

Speculation arose when algorithm-based Twitter account UFC Roster Watch tweeted Tuesday evening that Till’s name has been removed from the UFC database. However, according to Till, he requested his release from the UFC.

What’s happening everyone, Me, Dana & Hunter are still cool as f*ck,” Till wrote, referencing UFC executives Dana White and Hunter Campbell. “I asked UFC 2 remove me just 2 sort some other sh*t for the foreseeable, They happily agreed to release me out of contract which I appreciate. I’m not going anywhere, got big plans to execute & I’ll be back.


Till, who unsuccessfully challenged for the UFC welterweight title in September 2018, has lost five of his past six fights. He was seeking new life at middleweight but was unable to emerge as a contender after going 1-3 in the division.

After edging out Kelvin Gastelum in his middleweight debut, Till dropped his past three fights in a row, most recently a third-round submission loss to Dricus Du Plessis this past December at UFC 282, which earned both men Fight of the Night.

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