DARREN TILL’S SCHEDULED showdown with Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson at UFC Fight Night 130 in Liverpool tomorrow is in doubt.
The hometown favourite missed the 171lbs weight limit by 3.5lbs earlier.
Till failed to show for a weigh-in during the two-hour window after 9am.
He was given an extra couple of hours ‘due to a family emergency’ but ultimately missed the weight for the card-topping bout anyway.
Thompson’s camp are said to be negotiating with UFC chiefs about going ahead with the fight. If the main event goes ahead he’ll likely be awarded a large portion of Till’s purse.
Thompon’s father Ray, who is also his coach, issued this statement:
Here’s a statement from Stephen Thompson’s father, Ray, who is also his head coach. “Stephen is a fighter and would NEVER want to disappoint the fans (short of illness) and came to fight …” (cont’d below) pic.twitter.com/o9igj3uTRl
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) 26 травня 2018 р.