Darren Till during UFC 228 in Las Vegas
Sep 8, 2018; Dallas, TX, USA; Darren Till (blue gloves) reacts after losing to Tyron Woodley (not pictured) during UFC 228 at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

UFC middleweight contender Darren Till is a mood. He’s also been a mood. That did not change ahead of his Fight Island bout against Robert Whittaker in Abu Dhabi Saturday evening.

Even before taking to the Octagon, Till made a statement. He did not have any walkout music. Instead, the Brit decided silence was in order.

This was something else.

At first, people thought there were audio issues inside Flash Forum. That obviously was not the case.

We’re not too sure what type of a statement Till was attempting to make here. What we do know is that a win over Whittaker could lead to a title bout against Israel Adesanya moving forward. Till has been pining for that since losing to Tyron Woodley in UFC 228 almost two years ago.

Vincent Frank
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