The Jared Cannonier vs Darren Till fight talks have officially come to an end as of Friday, Feb. 14 when Cannonier took to Instagram to let Till and his fans know that he will be out indefinitely until the Fall, due to completely tearing his left pectoral muscle while training on Saturday, Feb. 7.
“I tore my left (pectoral) completely,” said Cannonier. “I’m not blaming you but I kinda am,” he added. “Anyway, I’m (getting) surgery on Tuesday. If you’re still around in the (middleweight) division, I’ll hit you up in the fall.”
Over the past week, there was a lot of talk between Till and Cannonier about potentially fighting eachother in March at UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero in Las Vegas, Nevada.
On Monday, Feb. 10, Cannonier was in Houston where he made a guest appearance to talk to the MMA media. During the conversation, he mentioned that he’d accepted to fight Till on the UFC 248 card and he was currently waiting on a response from Till.
Till, who’s been dealing with visa issues over the past year, took to Instagram to respond to Cannonier and request for President Donald Trumps help in getting him a visa so that he could fly to Vegas and fight Cannonier.
Cannonier was originally set to face Robert Whittaker on the UFC 248 card in Vegas, but the fight was called off when Whittaker was forced to pull out due to personal reasons.
Since then, Cannonier had been stuck in limbo while the UFC was trying to find a replacement opponent for him to stay on the UFC 248 card.
He suffered the injury while still trying to stay ready for the card to potentially be a back up for the main event or fight Till as a replacement opponent. At the time of his injury, he was still waiting to find out if he would even be on the card at all.