Twitter reacts to Darren Till missing weight, 'Wonderboy' agreeing to UFC Liverpool headliner

The main event of UFC Fight Night 130 was in jeopardy for a few hours this morning. Fortunately, Stephen Thompson and Darren Till will still fight after Till missed weight by 3.5 pounds for tomorrow’s headliner.Till (16-0-1 MMA, 4-0-1 UFC) botched his weight cut for the anticipated bout with Thompson (14-2-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC), which has top billing in Till’s hometown of Liverpool, England. The card airs on FS1 following early prelims from Echo Arena. He came in way heavy, and there was a point when it looked like “Wonderboy” might not agree to compete.
The UFC was able to reach terms with Thompson to make the fight happen, but as the 13th fighter to miss weight in 2018 under the UFC banner, the situation once again stirred discussion about weight-cutting in the sport, and whether it was wise for Thompson to take the fight.
Check below for the top Twitter reactions to Till weigh-in miss.

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I woke to the news that #darrentill missed weight at #ufc #liverpool To coin #NateDiaz I am not surprised… He is obviously humongous for Welterweight. I do not know Darren personally but from the outside looking in as a coach you can see that is a tough weight cut. There are many fighters need the new weight classes. 15 pounds From Lightweight To Welterweight To Middleweight then 20 pounds to Light Heavyweight is just too much. Here are the original 8 Weight Classes Of #boxing note in 1909 #losangelesherald had an article calling for the revision of the Weight Classes. #mma needs to follow suit to Boxing adding Weight Classes to safely grow. We have come along way and the new Weight Classes will keep our Fighters Safe. #martialarts is Life! #ufcliverpool #bellator #bellatormma #mixedmartialarts #fight #fighter #fighters #fighting #safe #safety #safetyfirst #healthA post shared by Duke Roufus (@dukeroufus) on May 26, 2018 at 6:24am PDT
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