Jamahal Hill desires to construct towards future Jon Jones combat: ‘He’s the final word take a look at’
Jamahal Hill admits a showdown with Jon Jones is on his bucket record for the long run.
Hill (12-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC), the newly topped UFC gentle heavyweight champion, is aware of a gathering with Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) within the short-term is unrealistic, as they’re in other places of their respective careers. Down the road, nonetheless, he actually doesn’t rule it out.
Jones was the longtime holder of the 205-pound belt at present in Hill’s possession. He by no means misplaced the strap within the cage, however somewhat vacated it when he determined to maneuver as much as heavyweight. It’s been a gradual burn to make that transfer, however Jones will lastly return on March 4 when he faces Ciryl Gane for the vacant heavyweight belt within the UFC 285 headliner.
Whether or not Jones wins the belt or not, he’s nonetheless somebody Hill wish to share the octagon with. He’s unsure when or beneath what circumstances it might materialize, however Hill instructed the “Believe You Me” podcast that Jones is a key a part of why he’s discovered a lot success in MMA.
“Yeah, 1,000% – I need to ultimately construct to a combat towards Jon,” Hill stated. “He’s the final word take a look at. He was from the time that I got here and determined I need to make this run. At first when it began it was Anderson Silva. He was the person. It was 2010 and issues like that, however when he had his damage, I form of fell off from the game.
“That’s one more reason why I began working (a day job). I didn’t see the cash in it and all of that, then Conor (McGregor) occurred. However Conor obtained that as a result of he had (Jose) Aldo, who had been undefeated for 10 years. He had any individual to chase. I wanted any individual to chase, and this complete time I’ve been chasing Jon. I’m concerned about that combat.”
Within the extra fast future, Hill will look to defend his 205-pound title. He’s stated he desires former champ Jiri Prochazka to be his first title challenger, but it surely stays to be seen in Prochazka can get wholesome in time to combat by July or August, which is when Hill recently told MMA Junkie he desires to return.