Darren Till is in Phuket preparing for his UFC 282 fight with Dricus du Plessis. The English middleweight is at Tiger Muay Thai to train for the fight which is set for December 10th (local time) in Las Vegas.

The Englishman is at the camp alongside compatriot Brendan Loughnane:


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Legal issues

Till has lost four out of his last five fight but remains at #9 in the middleweight rankings. He challenged for the welterweight title in 2019, dropping a decision to Tyron Woodley at UFC 228

Since that loss his career has been on a downward spiral. The only time Till has tasted victory was at UFC 244 when he beat Kelvin Gastelum by split decision.

He has also had some well publicized legal issues getting arrested in Spain for public order offences and in Sweden for drink driving. But he appears to be working hard in Phuket and shared a video of himself running to the top of the famous Big Buddha hill:


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Hotbed of talent

Till has been on the UFC roster since 2015. He won five and drew one out of his first six fights to earn the title shot and an opportunity to become just the second English fighter to win a title with the promotion.

Till was undefeated going into the fight with Woodley but lasted less than two rounds against the former UFC welterweight champion. Since then the belt has become the property of another Englishman with Leon Edwards winning it earlier this year.

Liverpool has emerged as a hotbed for English talent with current UFC stars Paddy Pimblett and Molly McCann also hailing from a city that historically has been more synonymous with the sport of football.

UFC 282 is set for the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and looks set to be headlined by a welterweight title rematch between Jiří Procházka and Glover Teixeira, two men who originally faced off at UFC 275 in Singapore. Till will be hoping that training in Thailand can help him to get his career back on track with a much needed win.