Darren was born and raised in the tough city of Liverpool. His love for fighting began at the young age of just 12 when he started Muay Thai training and at the age of 15 he was fighting as a professional. At the age of 17 Darren decided to turn to MMA and started training at team Kaobon under top coach and mentor, Colin Heron.
After an incident in a Liverpool night club that left Darren with 2 stab wounds it was his coach's advice to escape the distractions of Liverpool that saw Darren make a move to Brazil, there he could really concentrate on his career. The short term move became 3 years and the dedication paid of with a UFC contract.
3 wins a draw and a return to Liverpool led up to a stunning win over Donald Cerrone.
Now poised to take over the welter weight division Darren's only motivation is Greatness.
"If you are motivated by money, you are going to come up against a guy who has a different type of motivation... a motivation to be great! That is when you will come unstuck and be absolutely annihilated by that guy! That guy is me!!"
AS A PROFESSIONAL KICK BOXER
PROFESSIONAL MMA FIGHTER
WINS VIA KNOCKOUT
BREAKOUT FIGHTER OF THE YEAR