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Dana White Reacts To Darren Till's Instagram Post Amid UFC Star's Transgender Meme Controversy

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Dana White Reacts To Darren Till's Instagram Post Amid UFC Star's Transgender Meme Controversy

UFC president Dana White has appeared to throw his support behind Darren Till after the MMA fighter's controversial posts about transgender people on Instagram.

Till, 28, sparked outrage online by taking to the social media platform and posting several memes and comments about gay and transgender people.

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The Liverpool-born UFC star's posts included an image that showed a 'pregnant' transgender woman having a baby scan.

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According to the Liverpool Echo, the aforementioned post was made on 26th July and it was captioned: "[Have] a good week everyone #positivity."

The newspaper added that the posts were reported to Merseyside Police, with Till accused of encouraging transphobia and homophobia.

Till has broken his silence on Instagram by claiming that he can't be 'cancelled' when he didn't care in the first place.

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The middleweight fighter, who hasn't competed since his defeat to Robert Whittaker at UFC Fight Island 3 in 2020, revealed White's reaction to his post.

White wrote "Truth" under Till's post, with the Liverpudlian posting a screenshot of his response to the UFC chief on Instagram Stories.

Credit: Darren Till/Instagram
Credit: Darren Till/Instagram

Till staunchly defended himself over the controversy in a video posted on Instagram by saying he "knew" his transgender meme would receive backlash.

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"As everyone knows, I'm always posting very controversial things right, I'm never going to change ever, ever, ever," he said.

"So, the other day I posted this transgender meme, I thought it was funny and I knew it was going to get a backlash.

"I've actually got transgender friends, they thought it was hilarious.

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"You can't cancel someone who doesn't give a s**t and I don't give a s**t. But at the same time as well, it's obviously the offended brigade."

The Liverpool Echo on Thursday reported that a spokesperson for the Merseyside Police said that "enquiries are ongoing."

Till was forced to withdraw from a fight against Marvin Vettori in April after he suffered a broken collarbone.

The UFC star is reportedly set to return to the octagon against Derek Brunson in his next fight.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: UFC, MMA, Dana White, Darren Till

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