Jamahal Hill, the former UFC light heavyweight champion, is desperate to set the record straight following his recent arrest for domestic violence.
Reports indicated that the Kent County Sheriff’s Department apprehended Hill for inflicting violence on his brother as he was subsequently charged with a misdemeanor for aggravated domestic violence. After being released later in the day, Hill was told to attend court on January 22nd, 2024, in order to determine the nature of any punishment. Brian Butler, Hill’s manager, denied that his fighter was guilty.
The recent “click bait” headlines about @JamahalH were based on an alleged dispute between him and his older brother.
Jamahal adamantly maintains his innocence and denies the false accusations. We will not be commenting anymore about this until the truth comes out in court.
— Brian Butler-Au (@BrianButler_Au) December 1, 2023
The news comes at a tough time. Hill vacated his light heavyweight belt in July after repturing his Achilles tendon during a fighter basketball game that was part of UFC International Fight Week. The former champion shared his side of the story on his YouTube channel.
Jamahal Hill speaks on his recent arrest after an altercation with his brother:
“All I’m going to say is…I can’t wait for the truth to be told” pic.twitter.com/BnY0kv214P
— 𝐉𝐚𝐲🤼 (@JayMMA4) December 2, 2023
“There’s been a lot of reports out today with this situation that happened while I was back home in Michigan visiting for the holidays. I will just say this, at this time, it’s an open case. I’ve been advised not to speak on it, which I know not to speak on it. I just can’t wait for the truth to be told in court.
“I will wait for that day, and I look forward to that day. The people who know me and know my character and truly, truly rock with me and know who I am, hold on to that and stay true to that. That’s all I’m gonna say on that,” Hill stated