Darren Till Height

"Every day you go to the gym, you've got to become a better version of yourself. You've got to never believe you've fully evolved."

~ Darren Till

Famous mixed martial artist, Darren Till is a big guy -- he isn't called "The Gorilla" without a reason. To be precise, Darren is big for the welterweight division -- but not so big for the middleweight division (his current division), where currently Isreal Adesanya rules with an iron fist (and kick too) -- who happens to be almost 6 feet 3 inches tall.

UFC had listed Darren Till at 6" to 6'1" at one time or another -- we think that is a pretty precise listing. UFC sometimes inflates the height of its fighters (though nowhere as much as WWE does) -- but that doesn't seem to be the case here.

After carefully looking at Mr. Till and comparing his height to that of people like Jorge Masvidel (5'10"), Robert Whittaker (5'11"), Donald Cerrone (around 6"), we think that Mr. Till's real height lies somewhere between his official height of 6 feet and 6 feet 1 inches.

Which makes Mr. Till a bit shorter than his friend Khamzat Chimaev (around 6'2") and just as tall as UFC legends Michael Bisping and Chael Sonnen (MMA GOAT).

The real height of Darren Till is

6'½" or 184 cm

Darren Till standing with Colby Covington and Khamzat Chimaev
Darren Till with "The King of Brazil" Colby Covington (5'10"), and "The Borz" Khamzat Chimaev (almost 6'2")

Darren Till standing with Henry Cejudo and Francis Ngannou
Darren Till with the greatest of  'em all -- Henry Cejudo (5'3½"), and The Predator -- Francis Ngannou (6'4")

For reference, here is the average human height around the world.

Country Male Female
Indonesia 5'4" 4'11"
India 5'5½" 5'½"
Mexico 5'6½" 5'1½"
China 5'6½" 5'1½"
Japan 5'7½" 5'2½"
Brazil 5'8" 5'3"
Russia 5'9" 5'3¾"
United States 5'9¼" 5'4"
United Kingdom 5'9½" 5'4¼"
Canada 5'10" 5'4½"
Australia 5'10" 5'4½"
Germany 5'10½" 5'5"
Sweden 5'11" 5'5½"
Netherlands 5'11½" 5'6"

Data was collected from official sources wherever possible. A more detailed chart can be found here.

"I'm not scared of anyone. I don't care whether you are a jiu-jitsu fighter or a wrestler or a stand-up fighter: I want to put myself against you, and I want to see who is better. And if you are the guy that is going to beat me, I'm going to take that loss like a man and go back, and I'll work on me self. That's how I look at fighting."

~ Darren Till

Darren Till Lives Quite an Intereresting Life (to say the least) -- Here are Some Interesting Facts About Him.

Darren Till has been training martial arts all his life. He began training in Muay Thai at the tender age of 12. He dropped out of high school at the age of 14 (you will know why in the next fact) to focus on the sport and began to train in MMA with Team Kaobon at the age of 17.

In his early life, Darren Till was a troublesome kid and used to frequently get into physical altercations. A bizzare incident with his mother made him getting kicked out of the house, during this time he lived in places such as his gym and relatives' house. Here is what happened in Mr. Till's own words:

"I just woke up to screaming…. Me mum was like you can get out of this f***ing house. I was like what the f**k has happened… me room was full of sick, me friend had threw up in the middle of the night. So he’s just sat there in the corner…. So me and me mum just started screaming at each other and me friend left.” 

“So she’s at the top of the stairs at this point and I’m at the bottom…. And she’s going I want you out of this f***ing house, you’re a piece of s**t…. And next minute I’ve grabbed a shoe and threw it out of anger and it’s f***ing clattered my mum’s face. I’ve turned around and my mum’s crying and I’m like what the f**k….”

Mr. Till then revealed that him throwing the boot at his mother caused a broken bone in her face. Which then led to him getting kicked out of his house.

In August 2012, Till was stabbed twice in the back after confronting a large group of men at a party. The knife missed his main artery by literally 1 mm, and doctors called him lucky to be alive.

Following this incident, Till's coach Colin Heron advised him to move to Brazil to train with a former Team Kaobon coach to avoid troubles in his hometown.

He subsequently joined Astra Fight Team in Balneário Camboriú, despite being unable to speak Portuguese and with minimal knowledge of grappling. Hee planned to spend six months in South America, he stayed for three and a half years and welcomed his first daughter with his girlfriend in Brazil.

Darren has three daughters as of writing this article. He has a tattoo on his left arm of the mother of his child, which he got as a birthday gift. He also has a tattoo on the right side of his neck with the name of his sister Caitlin (We hope that's not a reference to Game of Thrones).

Darren Till an interresting friendship with Khamzat Chimaev, in fact, it is worth of making a movie about.

"Sometimes I might say controversial stuff, but it's all Darren Till, and that's the truth."

~ Darren Till