UFC, MMA Fighting & Combat Sports Lifestyle

UFC, MMA Fighting & Combat Sports Lifestyle

“I Think He Should Probably Focus on Izzy” – Hill Warns Pereira

Jamaal Hill Has Advised Alex Pereira To Forget About A Fight With Him And Instead Prepare For A Rematch With Israel Adesanya

Jamaal Hill has advised Alex Pereira to forget about a fight with him and instead prepare for a rematch with Israel Adesanya

Following Hill’s victory against his longtime buddy and coach Glover Teixeira for the vacant UFC light heavyweight championship at UFC 283, which took place in January, Hill has gotten a call-out or two from Pereira. Pereira is challenging Hill to a fight. “Po Atan” considered moving up to 205 pounds for “Sweet Dreams,” who projected that he would “knock him the f— out” in a prospective bout between the two. 

Hill vs. Pereira has been talked about a lot lately, but according to the former Contender Series fighter, that match is still very far off. Because the current UFC middleweight champion is preparing for a rematch with Adesanya, which Hill urged Pereira to concentrate on in the present moment, the champion’s hands are already full.

Screenshot 29

In a recent interview with the Schmo, Hill said, “I think he should probably focus on Izzy because he was getting his ass whooped for a good majority of that fight last time before he won.” Hill’s comments were made in reference to Izzy’s performance during the last round.

“Where was that quick stop energy at when I was on top of his boy? Because that was the same ref, right?”

Before Pereira finished the fight against Adesanya by technical knockout in the fifth round at UFC 281, which took place in November, he was trailing 3-1 on the scorecards of the judges. Hill predicts that Pereira will only reign for a brief period of time based on his overall performance.

Hill commented that “He had some things happen for him like the leg check at the end.

“But I think if Izzy just throw hands, just boxes him. Just be quick and outbox him, he’ll win.”

Hill is anticipating that  Jiří Procházka will be his opponent in the opening round of his defence. The former champion is currently making his way back to full health after suffering a shoulder injury while in training, but he hopes to compete again in the summer.

37 / 100
Scroll to Top