Darren Till didn't mince words after Marvin Vettori questioned whether he had suffered a broken collarbone that forced him to withdraw from Saturday's UFC on ABC show.
Till addressed Vettori in an Instagram post Wednesday (warning: contains profane language):
If only you f--king knew what I went through this camp to get 2 fight you.
Inside & outside the gym!
Let's have it right mate you were going to be my easiest fight,
You are a walking punch bag who's tough.
Nothing more & nothing less.
So keep ur bitter mouth shut.
For you or anyone to even think for one minute I'd pull out of a fight with some bulls--t excuse makes me howl.
Every fight camp I guarantee I train through way harsher injuries than you and 90% of the roster.
What you want me to do? I've broke my f--king collarbone u utter moron.
Till also said Vettori, a native of Italy nicknamed "The Italian Dream," has played up his heritage.
"And ur not from Italy uve lived in California most of ur life u lying bastard," he wrote.
Till posted March 30 he had broken his collarbone. That day, Vettori seemed to allude to Till's withdrawal (warning: contains sexist and profane language):
Vettori was direct Wednesday.
"To be honest, I'm getting more suspicious by the day with this thing," he told reporters. "I was expecting him to put out the X-ray of his collarbone and stuff. I don't know. I'm getting a little suspicious."
Vettori will still fight Saturday, with Kevin Holland replacing Till. It seems safe to assume Till vs. Vettori could be a possibility down the road given their bad blood.