Jamahal Hill paid a loss to “disregard the game” – MMA Sports

Jamahal Hill I agreed to the loss of his first MMA. And it didn’t take that long.

Hill (8-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC), one of the most advertised prospects in the UFC Light Heavyweight division, dramatically set an undefeated record in June. Initial stop loss To Paul Craig UFC 263..

That was a horrifying result, and Hill was caught up in an early armbar / triangle choke combination that couldn’t escape. He fought fiercely, but Craig (15-4-1 MMA, 7-4-1 UFC) twisted his arm into a grizzly bear before the landing strike and eventually intervened in the referee and considered it a TKO. bottom.

Hill participated in the battle, convinced that he would set an example for Craig. The result was the exact opposite, and Hill was offered a humble pie. Hill said he didn’t even have to leave the cage to fully taste it, and he takes all responsibility.

According to Hill, he badly underestimated Craig and thought the performance would be a layup. Then he was checked for reality.

“I already knew what I did when that happened. I knew the mistake I made,” Hill told MMA Junky Radio. “All I lose is paying to downplay the game. I despise this game, love it, and anyone who strives for it-most of the top people -They don’t. If you want to be one of those tops, you don’t do what I did.

“I felt that all I had to do was show up. I really felt like everything I really had to do would show up. I might not have been convinced. I filled my concerns, something, or story with arrogance. There is a difference between self-confidence and arrogance. It was just arrogance. I was taught a lesson, and I would be like that. You can not.”

Hill confirmed that his arm had been “completely dislocated” due to the loss. He said he was “slowly but surely” recovering almost three months later, but was not yet in 100% health. Therefore, the next battle with Jim Clute, which was originally targeted for October, will be December 4th UFC Fight Night..

Additional time will only be useful when Hill returns to the octagon, and he said he is coming in a new spirit.

Hill no longer has the spotlight of being an undefeated and widely advertised prospect. He admitted that it was a heavy burden to carry, but now he can move forward and hopefully rebound over Clute (12-2 MMA, 4-2UFC).

“In a way (undefeated) was the pressure I wanted,” Hill said. “Keeping undefeated throughout my career was my goal and my dream, but it was pressure … Jimmy Crute defeated Paul Craig. In a way, it’s what I get back. It’s like a way. “

– MMA Sports

Jamahal Hill paid a loss to “disregard the game” Jamahal Hill paid a loss to “disregard the game”

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