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Stephen Thompson Addresses Darren Till Missing Weight

May 26, 2018 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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MMAjunkie spoke to UFC fighter Stephen Thompson after the weigh-ins today for UFC Fight Night 130. As previously reported, Till missed weight for his scheduled main event bout against Thompson in Liverpool, England. Below are some highlights.

Thompson on how he never thought about not taking the fight: “That never went through my head. That was up to my managers and the UFC to make things like that happen. I’m focused on the fight, and that’s all I want to worry about.”

Thompson on his feelings right now: “A little disappointed he didn’t make weight. He comes in and makes weight at 173, gets an hour to come back, comes back even heavier. It’s kind of disappointing to come all this way, and your opponent doesn’t make weight.”

Thompson on what he expects to weigh in at tomorrow: “I’ve never actually gotten up to that heavy (188). I usually get up there to 185, 186. That’s what I show up weighing. I heard he had a big cut, walks around very heavy. It is what it is. I’m here to fight.”