- Jamahal Hill is confident he would’ve taken out Jiri Prochazka and Alex Pereira if it wasn’t for his injury
- “Sweet Dreams” shared his Prochazka vs. Hill assessment and revealed his possible return date
Jamahal Hill shared his honest take on the upcoming light heavyweight title fight between Jiri Prochazka and Alex Pereira. He also came clean about which one he prefers to fight between the two in his much-awaited return.
Both are fun for Jamahal
Speaking on Michael Bisping’s podcast, “Sweet Dreams” said he couldn’t really pick between Prochazka and Pereira but the one thing he is certain about is that he would’ve beaten both had he not suffered a major injury. However, Hill concluded that “Poatan” and “BJP” are both exciting opponents.
“Honestly, If I had my choice, If I had my pick, If I would have not gotten hurt, I would have had them both be in the position that they are and I’d have whooped their ass one by one,” Hill claimed. “… They both sound like extremely fun fights, extremely fun nights for me.”
Hill assessed Jiri vs. Pereira
When asked about how he thinks the fight would go down and who would win, Hill said he isn’t sure as both Pereria and Prochazka are high-level strikers. However, the former light heavyweight champ gives Prochazka an edge for being more experienced in MMA.
“I think that was a toss-up. If I’m being completely honest, I think that fight can truly go either way. I think Jiri, the way he strikes and like he has like the wild like kind of loose style but Alex isn’t going for that, he’s not going for the tricks, he’s not going for the all the out there because he has a specific mission and specific points in places he wants to be when he’s striking and when he’s engaged and I think Alex is better at getting to those spots than Jiri is. But I think physically, I think Jiri will be the more physical, more physically strong,” Hill assessed.
“I think Yuri has more MMA experience, I think if he can use his unorthodoxness instead of trying to strike, actually get in and mix and be rounded around in mixed martial arts, clinch him up, beat him up in the clinch, dragging to the ground and I think that’d be his, I think that more so be his best way of making it an all-around mixed martial arts fight,” he continued.
Hill will be back in May 2024
Hill confided that his doctors have yet to set a date for his possible UFC return but based on how he sees his recovery, he’d be back inside the Octagon in May next year.
“They haven’t really like given me a number like I mean, if I had to say, I’d say about six to eight months. Six to eight months like total before I’m able to… I believe I could fight in about eight months… I’d say May [next year],” Hill revealed.
Hill has yet to defend his light heavyweight title when an Achilles rupture prompted him to relinquish his belt. Prochazka and Pereira will now fight for the vacant 205-pound title but “Sweet Dreams” vows to take his strap back when he finally returns.
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