Darren Till has suffered a broken collarbone in training and will not be able to face Marvin Vettori in the UFC on ABC 2 headliner as originally planned.
Till announced the news in a post on his Instagram account Tuesday.
“I’ve been [sitting] here for a good few hours debating how to say this [and] put into words what I’m feeling [and] just going to say it straight... I’VE BROKEN MY COLLARBONE! I’m out my fight next week against Marvin,” Till wrote. “Every person who is around me or who has been around me knows I train on a daily basis with f—ed up knees, lower back, shoulders, hands and the list goes on.
“Yesterday while drilling I fell and straight away I knew I’d broken something. To say I’m f—-ing destroyed by it is an understatement. I’ve literally put my heart, soul, mind, physical body, cash, nutrition, sleep, recovery [and] then some into making sure I went out there next week [and] took his head off. And I was 100 percent sure I was going to... and with ease!!! I’m sure he was thinking the same but ahh well…”
According to multiple reports, Kevin Holland has agreed to face Vettori on short notice, but it is currently unclear if the new middleweight bout will be finalized for the April 10 event. UFC on ABC 2 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, and the main card airs on ABC and ESPN+ beginning at 3 p.m. ET/noon PT. Prelims begin at noon ET/9 p.m. PT on ESPN and ESPN+.
“I am sorry [Marvin Vettori],” Till wrote. “I hope you get a new opponent and we can do this sometime soon in the future, I respect you highly as a competitor.”