UFC Liverpool main event will go ahead on two strict conditions
Another hour of the day, another UFC statement.
Having to address Nick Diaz's arrest and the worrying nature of the allegations against one of the most famous faces in the UFC, Saturday morning didn't get any better for Dana White and co.
Ahead of UFC Liverpool and all the excitement that has built for the main event, the bout was thrown in question when both hometown fighters failed to make weight.
Darren Till exceeded the limit by a distance whilst the other Merseyside native, Molly McCann, also missed weight.
What an absolute cock-up https://t.co/J4tCNvO36P
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOEdotie) May 26, 2018
It threw the main event into question with Till 4.5 pounds above 170 and 3.5 pounds above the 171 limit.
After what was said to be an emergency, Till was weighed 25 minutes after the cut off point and he stood on the scales presumably knowing his fate.
VIDEO: Darren Till misses weight for UFC Liverpool main event by 3.5 pounds https://t.co/N7lCqNpgnS pic.twitter.com/u3Cl5avzur
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) May 26, 2018
The fight will still go ahead, however, on two very strict conditions.
One is that Till has to be 188lbs or under. Two is that 30% of the purse is being forefitted to Wonderboy.
Fight is on. Till can’t weigh over 188 at 1 pm tomorrow, forfeits 30 percent of purse, all to Wonderboy.
— John Morgan (@JohnMorgan_MMA) May 26, 2018
Meanwhile, Thompson's team are allowed to be present at the weigh-in.
Thompson vs. Till is on. Here are the terms of the deal, per sources:
- Till must forfeit 30% of his purse and bonuses to Thompson.
- Till can’t weigh more than 188 lbs tomorrow.
- Weigh in is at 1 pm tomorrow before departing to arena.
- WB’s team can be present at weigh in.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) May 26, 2018