Jamahal Hill was less than impressed with Magomed Ankalaev’s win over Johnny Walker.
Ankalaev kicked off the UFC’s 2024 with a sensational second-round knockout of Walker three months removed from an unfortunate no-contest in their first meeting. The highlight-reel-worthy win solidified Ankalaev’s spot as the No. 3 ranked contender at light heavyweight and had the Dagestani immediately angling himself for a shot at reigning light heavyweight champion, Alex Pereira.
Hell of a knockout by Ankalaev.
How Johnny Walker wasn’t put out cold by that second punch is rather insane. pic.twitter.com/3vfRKvRpJb
— AFeldmanMMA (@afeldMMA) January 14, 2024
Needless to say, Jamahal Hill doesn’t like the sound of that. Taking to his YouTube channel, ‘Sweet Dreams’ offered up a scathing response to Ankalaev’s bid for the next title opportunity at 205.
“That’s some weird math to try to math,” Hill said. “First, like, Magomed just like, I get it, you trying to like, make your things, like, you want your dream to come true and things like that, you want to get back to a shot and you hungry. Like, bro is not very bright, he doesn’t do bright things, nothing about his movement or motion or anything he does seems bright at all, so I’m not really surprised that he has a not-so-bright take on this whole thing.”
Jamahal Hill Calls Out Magomed Ankalaev for His Rule-Breaking Inside the Octagon
Hill is expected to challenge ‘Poatan’ once he makes his return to the Octagon later this year. The problem is that ‘Sweet Dreams’ currently has no timeline in place for his comeback after suffering a ruptured Achilles last July.
If Pereira is adamant about defending his title in the interim, there’s no denying that Magomed Ankalaev is the next man in line, no matter what Hill may think of his IQ inside the cage.
“You can’t seem to think- understand what the rules are,” Hill said, referring to Ankalaev’s accidental illegal knee against Johnny Walker in October. “You can’t knee people in the head when they’re on the ground, as well as how you seem to always hit people in the back of the head, you know. Like I said, not high IQ things in there just swinging.”
Around this time last year, Jamahal Hill stumbled into a light heavyweight championship fight against Glover Teixeira at UFC 283. ‘Sweet Dreams’ made the most of his opportunity, scoring a unanimous decision to claim his first world title. Sadly, he was never able to defend it as he sustained an injury while waiting for Jiri Prochazka to return from shoulder surgery.
Hill has not ruled out a return at the promotion’s next big milestone event, UFC 300, but historically, Achilles injuries take upwards of a year to recover from, making a summer 2024 return much more likely.
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