“Protect yourselves at all times,” Jamahal Hill breaks SILENCE on the controversial referee interference at UFC 300

Jamahal Hill addresses the controversial moment right before he got knocked out by Alex Pereira at UFC 300.


“Protect yourselves at all times,” Jamahal Hill breaks SILENCE on the controversial referee interference at UFC 300

Jamahal Hill (Via IMAGO)

Jamahal Hill recently talked about his controversial moment at UFC 300 on his YouTube channel. Hill made a foul when he kicked Pereira in the groin and referee Herb Dean tried to interfere. But Alex Pereira decided to continue and moments later knocked Jamahal Hill down. While many took to social media to call out this controversial moment, here is what Jamahal Hill had to say about it:

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Jamahal Hill recently sat down to address his UFC 300 loss to Alex Pereira. Hill got knocked down in the first round but right before that, Herb Dean tried to call for a timeout. Pereira called it off and many found that to be controversial. Hill addressed this saying: “I’ve seen the comments about the controversy. People speaking on the stoppage and things like that. After I kicked Alex in the hip, and it appeared to be a low blow… I’m just going to say is protect yourself at all times. You know?”

According to Hill, he took no damage from the fight. Even while getting knocked down and when he got pounded on the ground afterward, he claimed to be fully conscious. Hill claimed responsibility for it and said he took it as a lesson for his next fight.

Jamahal Hill is already booked for his next fight. The former champion will face Khalil Rountree Jr. at UFC 303 on the Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler undercard. The fight will happen at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be interesting to see if Hill makes a comeback in this fight.

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All about Jamahal Hill’s next opponent Khalil Rountree Jr.’s last fight

Jamahal Hill’s next opponent is 34-year-old Khalil Rountree Jr. and he has been on an incredible run lately. Rountree has won all of his last five fights back-to-back and fans are anticipating a close match at UFC 303.

Khalil Rountree
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Rountree began training in mixed martial arts at the age of 18. He made his professional debut in 2014 and just two years later, signed with the UFC. Rountree made his promotional debut against Andrew Sanchez in the light heavyweight tournament final and lost by unanimous decision.

Rountree took some time off from fighting in 2021 but returned in 2022, and defeated Karl Roberson continuing his winning streak. Khalil Rountree Jr. currently ranks #8 in the UFC’s light heavyweight rankings. He will fight Jamahal Hill this June at UFC 303. Rountree is a powerful and aggressive fighter who has finished most of his fights by knockout. It will be interesting to see how he fares against Hill, the former light heavyweight champion, at UFC 303.

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