Missade vikten inför helgens UFC-gala – nu hyllas han av Darren Till
Jack Marshman var den enda fightern som missade matchvikten inför lördagens UFC London. Mellanviktaren missade viktgränsen med 2 lbs (ca 0,9 kg) när han vägde in på 188 lbs under fredagen.
Nu försvaras Marshman av galans huvudperson Darren Till. Till berättar att han själv såg hur Marshman gjorde sin yttersta för att nå matchvikten – och han reagerade starkt när han fick veta att walesaren jobbar för armén vid sidan om.
Till menar att alla UFC-fighters borde kunna leva enbart på sporten, och meddelar att han har stor respekt för Marshmans hängivenhet.
Läs Tills uttalande i sin helhet nedan!
— Darren Till (@darrentill2) March 15, 2019
“Well done to every fighter who made weight apart from Jack Marshman, but i’m going to tell you something that he (Marshman) told me when he sat in the sauna next to me, and it hit me full on. Jack says to me ‘This is the hardest part ye’ and i replied ‘Ye but i’m glad that i only have a pound left, how much have you got to go?’. He told me he had 5 pounds with not much time left.
But i could see him with all the layers and clothes on doing his utmost to make weight, sweating his bollocks off, and i’ve been there in the past and i know what it feels like, so i knew what he was going through. Then he says to me ‘Ye man it’s getting hard, because I’m still trying to fight but I’m in the army as well now pal, so it’s getting quite tought to juggle the two!’.
As soon as he said that to me, i respected him so much, and thought ‘Hang on, he should be living on fighting. He’s done it, he’s in the UFC, where life gets easier.’
Sometimes, sadly, this is not the case, and sometimes it makes me think ‘Ye, we deserve as much pay as the boxers and football players.’ This is not a game, this is a dog eats dog world, and we all have to have a strong mind in this game.
Just something to think about if someone was going to give Jack Marshman shit for not making weight … you’ve got my respect sir!” skriver Till.
UFC London äger rum på lördag och drar igång redan kl 19 svensk tid. Du hittar all info om hur du streamar galan här.
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