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Darren Till was ‘arrested in July for drink-driving in Sweden’

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REVEALED: Darren Till was ‘arrested for drink-driving in Sweden after breath test found him THREE times over legal limit’… as the UFC star faces back trouble with the law after being charged with stealing a taxi in Tenerife in 2019

  • Darren Till was arrested by police last month for high speed driving in Sweden
  • A breath analysis showed that he was three times above the legal limit
  • Until he previously came into contact with the law after stealing a taxi in Tenerife
  • His UFC career is also at a crossroads as he has lost four of his last five fights

UFC star Darren Till was arrested in July for drink-driving after a breath test found him three times above the legal limit, according to reports.

The 29-year-old has traveled regularly to Sweden for the past 12 months to train alongside undefeated welterweight Khamzat Chimaev, who will face Nate Diaz next month at UFC 279.

Now it has been revealed that while in the country last month, he was stopped by police while sitting in a silver Audi after driving at high speed, as reported by the Swedish newspaper. express.

UFC middleweight Darren Till was arrested last month on charges of DUI in Sweden

Till is regularly in Sweden training with welterweight contender Khamzat Chimaev (L)

Till is regularly in Sweden training with welterweight contender Khamzat Chimaev (L)

The report alleges that Till was driving with a female companion, and he initially stated that she was driving the car. However, he later admitted that he was the one behind the wheel.

Till insisted he had only had “one or two beers” in a restaurant, but the police officer reported the Briton was “noticeably drunk”, and a subsequent test reportedly showed a blood alcohol level of 0.6 milliliters per thousand. , while the legal limit is 0.2 milliliters per thousand.

The police report also alleged that Till repeatedly told authorities that an indictment would ruin his career when he was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

It is not the first time that Till has come into contact with the law, as he was also arrested in Tenerife in 2019 for vandalizing a hotel room and stealing a taxi.

Till has had a miserable run in the UFC, losing four of his last five fights with the organization

Till has had a miserable run in the UFC, losing four of his last five fights with the organization

He was later charged, along with four other people he was with, and had to pay a fine of around £10,000.

Till has also had a torrid time in the Octagon in recent years, losing four of his last five fights.

The run started with a welterweight title defeat to Tyron Woodley in 2018, and he has since been unable to put himself back into the fray for UFC gold.

He was due to fight Jack Hermansson at UFC London last month, but he withdrew from the bout with an unspecified injury, and it is currently unknown when he will fight again.

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