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Darren Till: Tyron Woodley won’t accept fight because he thinks ‘nobody is worthy’

According to Darren Till, Tyron Woodley turned down a proposed title fight.

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Everyone has a different story to tell in the UFC welterweight title picture.

Darren Till claims Colby Covington is injured and ‘out’ of his proposed fight with Tyron Woodley. Covington is adamant that he’s fighting Woodley in late 2018. Woodley, the reigning champion, doesn’t seem to know what’s going on.

In the latest news, top-ranked contender Till says ‘T-Wood’ turned down the UFC’s offer to fight him for the title.

“I don’t know what’s happening with Colby, whether he’s injured or not, but I’ve been offered Tyron Woodley and he turned the fight down,” Till told MMA Fighting’s Peter Carroll on Thursday morning.

“That’s what it looks like to me and I’ve been on the UFC’s case about it. UFC want me to fight him, but he will not accept it. [UFC] didn’t mention a date or anything, but that’s the fight they wanted to make and he obviously isn’t into it.”

‘The Gorilla’ can’t understand why Woodley won’t accept the fight and has started to question whether the champ even wants to return to the Octagon.

Till stated that Woodley believes no one is worthy of challenging him for the belt.

“I’m not too bothered about it, but I get a feeling that he thinks that nobody is worthy of fighting him for the title. I think he just wants to hold onto the belt for as long as he can. He’s going to have to make a decision soon. If he doesn’t want to fight me, who does he want to fight? It’s just me and Colby and Colby is injured apparently, so who is there? It’s a weird one, but I’m just waiting to see what happens,” Till said.

“Maybe he wants to hold on for the Colby fight or maybe he just doesn’t want to come back — maybe he just doesn’t want to fight me. There could be many reasons but I think we’re going to find out what’s going to happen in the next few days. I’m not thinking too much into it at the moment because I want to have more information. I just want to see what it’s going to be, whether it’s me fighting Woodley or if he’s going to wait to fight Colby.”

Or, perhaps Woodley is trying to negotiate a big-money fight with a Georges St-Pierre or Nate Diaz?

“He’s not getting the Georges St-Pierre fight, he’s not getting Nate Diaz, so who is he going to fight?” Till added.

Till isn’t reading too much into the situation and is happy to accept another fight if Woodley isn’t interested in defending his title.

“I’m not going to wait around for it. I’ll just beat someone else and see what happens. I really feel he wants to just keep a hold of that title,” he said.

The 25-year-old is open to the idea of a rematch with Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson, who he beat in a controversial, unanimous decision earlier this year at UFC Fight Night 130 in his hometown of Liverpool, England.

“If a rematch with Thompson is what the UFC want me to do, I’ll do the rematch. If he wants another fight, it’ll be the different this time. I’ll be much stronger. If he wants it, he can have it. I’m not one for turning down a fight – especially not a rematch.”