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Darren Till suffered major ACL injury ahead of Derek Brunson fight, reveals Michael Bisping

Till now has just one win in his last five (Picture: Getty)

Darren Till suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury heading into his fight with Derek Brunson, UFC legend Michael Bisping has revealed.

Till, 28, fell to a disappointing defeat to Brunson at UFC Fight Night 191 on Saturday, submitted via a rear-naked chokehold in the third round of a bout many expected him to win.

The Liverpudlian has now lost four of his last five bouts with his victory over Kevin Gastelum his only win since beating Stephen Thompson in May 2018.

While the middleweight offered no excuses for the disappointing performance, Bisping has revealed Till was fighting through an injury suffered during fight camp.

‘I went backstage to see Darren after the fight, he was very disappointed of course, but he was a man and holding it together,’ Bisping told BT Sport.

UFC Fight Night: Brunson v Till

Till suffered a submission defeat in Las Vegas on Saturday (Picture: Getty)

‘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.’

He continued: ‘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.

‘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.’


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