Angela Hill is on the verge of making history at UFC Vegas 10, being the first African-American woman fighter to headline the UFC event. When amid this pandemic, most fighters seemed to have slowed down. Angela Hill seemed to have established a record of its own by fighting 6 times in 11 months. But that was before this COVID crisis.
Hill meets fellow former Invicta FC Champion Michelle Waterson at UFC Vegas 10. This is going to be the former’s 4th fight in 2020. This shows her compassion, love and eagerness to battle it out in the octagon. Having said that Hill is happy to be making history during these times and bring representation to Black people. Hill said, “Its really cool to be a part of the Black Lives Matter movement,” Hill explained. “It’s really important, and I think people try to pretend that it’s not and call it things that it isn’t because it’s hard to look at the violence. It’s hard to say there’s something wrong when you haven’t experienced it yourself,” Hill told reporters at UFC Vegas 10 virtual media scrum.
Angela Hill proud to be Black and stand for Black Lives Matter
As the States has witnessed enough of police brutality over the years. US Athletes across various sports have shown their impersonations to stand for this movement. Speaking on this Hill said, “A lot of people would say, ‘Why does it matter?’ But if it doesn’t matter to you, that’s OK, but it does matter to the fans who see that and they’re like, ‘Finally, finally, we have some representation. Finally we have a face in this sport that we love, and we’ve been waiting for so long.’”
Hill added, “I think the reason it’s so important to Black people is because they’ve all had moments where they felt in danger or they felt they weren’t considered as human as their white counterparts, and it’s not something that disappeared when (former President Barack) Obama got elected. It’s not something that disappeared once cops got body cams. It’s something that’s still hurting the community right now. I think with the pandemic that’s going on right now. With just everything just being so divisive. It’s really brought it to light and made people pay attention to how hard the struggles are and the fact there needs to be some change.”
Lastly Hill suggested regardless of the outcome at UFC Vegas 10. It is her absolute honor to stand as a representation for the Black Lives Matter movement. Hill lastly stated that she is proud of her skin complexion and would do everything possible to make her community proud.