Jamahal Hill and Corey Anderson Take Shots at One Another Amid Latest UFC vs. Bellator Debate

Jamahal Hill took exception to being omitted from Corey Anderson's list of the top three best light heavyweights in MMA

Jamahal Hill
Courtesy of @UFCNews and @BellatorMMA on Twitter

Jamahal Hill and Corey Anderson took turns trading barbs on social media after Anderson suggested that Bellator light heavyweights would mop the floor with the UFC’s 205’ers. 

Anderson, a former UFC standout himself, scored another big win inside the Bellator cage on Friday night, besting Phil Davis via a split decision. The victory moved ‘Overtime’ to 4-1 with the promotion. Following the win, Anderson suggested that he was one of the top three best light heavyweights in the world, with the other two being reigning Bellator 205-pound champion Vadim Nemkov and the UFC’s Magomed Ankalaev. 

Jamahal Hill, the UFC’s current light heavyweight champion, did not take kindly to being omitted from Anderson’s list and snapped back at ‘Overtime’ on his YouTube channel. 

That then prompted a response from Anderson, who immediately made light of Jamahal Hill’s 2021 loss to grappling wizard Paul Craig. 

Hill responded by dubbing Anderson’s home promotion as the ‘B league’ while taking a dig at Anderson by bringing up his 2018 third-round knockout loss to one-time UFC title challenger Ovince St. Preux. 

Anderson fired back, once again bringing up Hill’s loss to Craig and poking fun at his claim that it was due to an injury.

Hill managed to get the final word, bringing up that one of the men at the center of their argument, Paul Craig, actually submitted Magomed Ankalaev, one of Anderson’s top three in the sport, in 2018. How’s that for a bit of MMA math?

The debate between Jamahal Hill and Corey Anderson could potentially go on for an eternity, as appears to be the case with the never-ending debate between UFC vs. Bellator. Unfortunately, we will likely never get an answer to these questions, but Jamahal Hill certainly made an interesting point in his initial response to Anderson on YouTube. Former UFC champions are typically known to thrive inside the Bellator cage, with Ryan Bader and Cris Cyborg immediately coming to mind.

But how many former Bellator champions have climbed to the top of the mountain in the UFC? Go ahead, Google it. We’ll wait. 

Published on June 19, 2023 at 5:11 pm
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