Darren Till’s nutritionist Eoghan Gallagher has claimed that the Liverpool fighter “can easily make 170 for years to come” following his successful weigh-cut before UFC 228.
The “Gorilla” was defeated in his welterweight title bout against Tyron Woodley after tapping to a d’Arce choke in the second round, but Till had a victory the day previous in making the 170-pound weight.
Till had previously well-documented struggles with weight-cuts and despite it not being known yet as to what division his future lies, nutritionist Eoghan Gallagher is confident about his chances in the welterweight division.
“[The weight cut] did go extremely well in the end,” Gallagher told Peter Carroll of MMAfighting.com on the latest episode of Eurobash. “I was very confident [he would make weight] and I think he can make 170 with ease for years to come, it’s just all about what his preference is moving forward.”
Till’s weight-cut was one of the most interesting narratives heading into UFC 228 but Gallagher is adamant that with the right system in place, Till would have no problem continuing his career at 170.
“We are absolutely confident that when you put in a system that looks to achieve goals over a certain period of time and don’t leave everything to the last minute, like a lot of people do, [Till can make the weight],” he said. “I only got to work with Darren [for a short period of time]. I met him and 20 days later he was 169 pounds, which was significantly less than what I got him at.”
Gallagher was keen to hammer home how easy the weight cut turned out to be for Till who may yet move up to middleweight, or stay at welterweight and attempt to avenge his Dallas defeat.
“This cut was super easy. The actual water cut itself did not take a significant amount of time. When he jumped on the scales and we saw 170, his teammate Mike Grundy and I were there, we were all together and it was a really emotional moment for us. We just hugged it out and we were like, ‘Wow’. Absolutely, Darren can make 170 with ease with the systems that we have in place,” he said.”