With news breaking that Darren Till is out of his UFC London match against Jack Hermansson, it did not take long to find a replacement. Chris Curtis has stepped up to take on the #8 middleweight in the world. Coming overseas leaves Chris minus one corner man. Guess who’s stepped up, that’s right Darren Till.
How it Started
When the story broke of Till’s injury the MMA world all came together to wish him well. Chris Curtis joined the fans as he tweeted the following.
Darren’s reply was short but sweet simply putting this:
Chris once again tweeted at Darren. This time claiming he would do all his media as the Scouser.
This seemed to be the end of the exchange between the two middleweights. Until one day later Chris put out an offer for Darren to still appear at the event as more than a spectator.
Darren “The Cornerman” Till
Now a brief exchange on Twitter might not confirm that Darren will be in Chris’ corner. But the Xtreme Couture fighter has since come out and stated it is happening.
Fellow Middleweight and #7 Sean Strickland, who would usually corner for his teammate. Is unavailable to travel as he “destroyed his passport” to avoid “fighting in Abu Dhabi”. Which leaves Chris a man down.
Adding further to the news Curtis went on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Hour and said this:
“I’ve known Darren (Till) for a little bit. We’ve trained together. Actually, yes he’s going to be in the corner (for UFC London)… He gets to be Sean (Strickland) just tell me don’t be a b**ch.
Not his first rodeo. Darren has previously offered to corner Mike Perry. His most recent experience came when he cornered his smash bros buddy Khamzat Chimaev in his UFC 273 war vs Gilbert Burns.
How does Darren Till do as a corner man this time around?