UFC middleweight Darren Till lashed out at potential UFC Vegas 23 rival Marvin Vettori on Wednesday for what he called a “suspicious” collarbone fracture that knocked him out of a scheduled fight.
Till, who pulled out of Saturday’s event last week, called Vettori “a walking punching bag that is strong” in rebuke after Vettori hinted that his injury was not serious.
The announcement came shortly after Vettori spoke out about Till’s departure at UFC Vegas 23 media day.
“To be honest, I’m getting more suspicious every day,” said Vettori, who is now due to face Kevin Holland on Saturday at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. “I expected him to take an X-ray of the collarbone and the like.
“I really believed him from the very beginning. And then a lot of people ask, “Do you really think he really broke his collarbone?” But then he spoke about it several times. I expected it to show more. If I break my collarbone and get out of the fight, I will prove I broke my collarbone. I don’t know, he went to Instagram. Although I could be wrong. You are still responsible for your attendance. You are here to defend your place, and if you cannot appear, I will take your place. “
Till apologized to Vettori in his resignation and expressed hope that the two could meet in the future. Undoubtedly, after Vettori’s announcement, additional fuel was added to this opportunity.
“@Marvinvettori, what’s wrong with you, buddy? Are you missing a few cells or something? Till wrote. “If you fucking knew what I went through in this camp to get two to fight you. Inside and outside the gym! Come on buddy, you’re gonna be my easiest fight, You’re a walking boxer pear, cool. No more, no less. So keep your bitter mouth shut. If you or anyone thinks for a minute that I’m going to get out of the fight on some shitty excuse, I howl. I guarantee that in everyone fight camp I train with more serious injuries than you and 90% of the participants. What do you want me to do? I broke my fucking collarbone, you moron. Make sure you win on Saturday. And here are some ugly-looking “Lord rings “orc bastard. Just be happy for your peers, be happy with the fact that Adesanya beat you, be happy with the fact that I went to school, and be happy that you are at the top in one of the most destructive sports in the world. world, stop being a hater. And you’re not from Italy you’ve lived in California most of your life, you lying bastard. I will mark you on an X-ray so you can sleep well tonight.
Till last competed in the Octagon in July 2020, when he lost by unanimous decision to ex-champion Robert Whittaker in his first failure since moving to middleweight. Vettori has won his last four UFC fights and has fought loudly for the title.
Vettori said the match against Till is more difficult than against Holland. But he expected a win to make him the # 1 contender.