UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jamahal Hill Has Only One Fight On His Mind

He retired former champion Glover Teixeira.

Just a week after winning the biggest fight of his career, the newly crowned UFC light heavyweight champion, Jamahal Hill wants to carve his name in the history books of the sport.

Two months earlier, Hill, 31 was not even considered a contender for a title but a fortunate turmoil at 205 landed him in a championship fight.

Hill came as a late replacement to challenge Glover Teixeira for the vacant strap where he dominated the former champ across the five rounds to win the title.

“I want to cement my name into that history, and I want to do that with names. Like a Jiri [Prochazka]. Like a [Alex] Pereira. Like a Magomed [Ankalaev]. Like a Jan [Blachowicz],” Hill said on the MMA Hour.

One fight that Hill is really looking forward to this year is against Jiri Prochazka who had to relinquish the belt due to a shoulder injury.

“That is the fight that I want. There is no fight I want more than that fight,” Hill said.

“I know that’s a big fight, and I know that fight can catapult me into the right type of [financial] figures I want to be in.”

Prochazka is hopeful that he will be fit to return in the summer.

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