The former light heavyweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Jamahal Hill, expressed his thoughts on Magomed Ankalaev’s desire to compete for the championship.
Hill took to his YouTube channel and went on a nasty rant about Ankalaev’s lack of thrilling performances and his failure in the sole championship battle he competed in, which was against Jan Blachowicz. Hill’s outburst was directed only at Ankalaev.
It is true that we are in the entertainment industry, right? There is no entertainment in you. No one is interested in seeing you fight. Everyone is not in a hurry to pay for your pay-per-view service. Because of this, I can assure you that more people are interested in watching me fight than they are in watching you fight once it comes down to that exciting situation. And that math, by itself, is already causing you to feel like passing out. In my most recent four bouts, I have won by dominating, finishing, finishing, and finishing. As the former champion, I am here. When you were presented with the same opportunity to become champion, you chose to s**t the bed. You were not able to complete the task. It was impossible for you to accomplish. You were not the intended recipient of this…
Hill continued and compared their performances against similar opponents, referring to himself as “must-see TV” to describe his own performance:
“You go about your day acting as if you are entitled to something, as if you are expected to be in the position of being the winner… You had the opportunity, but you failed to take advantage of it. You are now waiting while you are seated on the sidelines. You are not deserving of anything, and you have not earned anything yourself… Maybe you might concentrate on improving your marketability or something along those lines… We have now faced the same opponents on several occasions; we have witnessed the outcomes of previous matches, as well as the degree of entertainment that they provide. Is it yours? Not at all. My own? TV is a must-watch, dear!”
Jamahal Hill lashes out at updated pound-for-pound rankings
According to the most recent update, Jamahal Hill is not included in the rankings for men’s pound-for-pound competition at this time.
In addition to expressing his displeasure with his exclusion, Hill questioned the significance of his previous low ranking in relation to more recent champions. The song “Sweet Dreams” seems to make a reference to the recent title victory that Dricus du Plessis achieved, since the middleweight champion has made his debut at the eighth spot in the pound-for-pound rankings.
Hill also made a specific reference to the controversial split decision victory that du Plessis achieved. As he wrote:
“It’s crazy how, a year ago, when I won the title with a performance that set a new record and demonstrated complete dominance, I was only ranked 14 and never went over 12 points for the second place!!! But does that mean that every other person who has won a title was automatically placed in the top eight? In spite of a split decision that the majority of people saw you lose!