Jamahal Hill finds it absolutely absurd that people are wondering whether or not he is prepared to face Jan Blachowicz.
In the main event of UFC on ESPN 40 this past weekend, Hill (11-1 overall in MMA and 5-1 in the UFC) defeated former title challenger Thiago Santos via technical knockout in the fourth round. “Sweet Dreams” initially demanded a shot at the championship, but they also indicated interest in the former champion Blachowicz.
Hill unleashed a foulmouthed tirade at his critics, in which he reminded everyone that Santos (22-11 MMA, 14-10 UFC) has a third-round knockout victory over Blachowicz (29-9 MMA, 12-6 UFC), which occurred in February 2019.
“People need to shut the f*ck up about this whole, ‘Oh, Jan is this, he’s not on Jan’s level, Jan will take it,’” Hill said in an interview with Sportskeeda. “Bro, Jan f*cking lost to Santos. Santos knocked him the f*ck out, and if I’m not mistaken, he was losing that fight. Thiago Santos knocked him out. Three f*cking years ago, it’s not that long ago, so he never fought him again after that. He beat Corey Anderson, no longer in the UFC, he beat Dominick Reyes coming off a loss, that’s how he became champion.
“Then his only title defense was against the smallest f*cking 205-er that you could possibly fight (Adesanya) just because he was the champion in the smaller weight class. You didn’t go out and just put on a dazzling performance and beat him up. He laid on him. I respect Jan. Jan is a credible threat, he’s definitely one of the best in the world. But whenever you talk about comparing myself to anybody, bro, I compare to any f*cking body.”
Hill is presently ranked sixth overall in the light heavyweight division of the UFC. As a result of the logjam in the division, the rising star is in a precarious position. The current champion, Jiri Prochazka, and Glover Teixeira are both expected to make a comeback before the end of the year, and Magomed Ankalaev has his sights set on Blachowicz.