UFC light heavyweight Jamahal Hill is currently on a three-fight win streak and is racing towards a UFC title opportunity.
The light heavyweight standout recently sat down with former UFC fighter Brendan Schaub on ‘Food Truck Diaries‘ to discuss his rise through the UFC rankings and spoke about potential opponents going forward, including UFC legend Glover Teixeira. When asked about fighting the former light heavyweight champion, Hill said, “I would like to” before going into detail as to why he would feel confident squaring off with the Brazilian icon.
“I feel just because… I feel even that, okay he’s a more decorated grappler than me and things like that, I truly feel my timing and my ability to know what to do and how to control is that good. It doesn’t matter. Like, people say whatever they want to say as far as the Paul Craig fight, but I know the mistake I made in that fight and I know where to correct it. Can I out-grapple Paul Craig? I could, but I needed to do it, but things needed to be done on my terms.”
Following the first-round loss to Paul Craig at UFC 263, Jamahal Hill has rattled off three-straight knockouts against Jimmy Crute, Johnny Walker, and Thiago Santos. As a result, ‘Sweet Dreams’ is sitting in the No. 6 spot on the UFC’s light heavyweight rankings and is likely just one or two fights away from challenging for the light heavyweight championship, currently held by Jiri Prochazka.
Jamahal Hill Sees Openings in Jiri Prochazka’s Game
Discussing a potential meeting with Jiri Prochazka in the future, Jamahal Hill believes he sees openings in the light heavyweight king’s game that he can work to exploit should the two ever share the Octagon with one another.
“Yeah, I definitely see openings. I’m not gonna say holes because everybody fights differently, so I see openings. I see things that I can take advantage of. I see the type of fighter he is. He’s a flow fighter. He gets in rhythm. He wants to get you in that fight and he wants to control the chaos and flow through the chaos and find his shot. That’s what I want to do. I like doing that and I’m very good at it. A lot of fun doing that, so that’s why that’s a fight that I want bad. Like, bad.”
Jiri Prochazka will return to the Octagon on December 10th at UFC 282. He will rematch Glover Teixeira as the two warriors run back their instant classic from UFC 275. It is sure to be a rematch for the ages under the bright lights of Las Vegas.