Dana White refuses to be involved in ‘family sh*t’ as Jamahal Hill gets arrested for domestic violence towards brother

CEO Dana White denies knowledge of Jamahal Hill's squabble and violent altercation with brother, and subsequent return to the Octagon.


Dana White refuses to be involved in ‘family sh*t’ as Jamahal Hill gets arrested for domestic violence towards brother

Dana White refuses to comment on Jamahal Hill's arrest (Source: Twitter/IMAGO)

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill reportedly found himself in trouble with the law. This was due to a violent altercation with his brother. According to reports by TMZ, the fighter was arrested in Michigan after an unwarranted assault on James Anthony Hill Jr. Recently in an interview, UFC CEO Dana White was questioned regarding the same.

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White spoke to various reporters at the UFC on ESPN 52 post-fight presser. He touched roots on various pairings and the UFC Austin event. White also faced questions about the arrest of Jamahal Hill and his subsequent return to the cage side. He said:

I know literally nothing about it. I literally don't know anything. Obviously, it sounds like something between him and his brother. That's some family sh*t and I'm sure they will figure that out.

Hill, a veteran hailing from White’s Contender Series, had started the year with a win. He pulled off a unanimous decision over Glover Teixeira in the main event of UFC 283. Hill had thus won the vacant light heavyweight gold but had to vacate it again due to an Achilles injury. After 295, the light heavyweight had wanted to square off with Alex Pereira soon.

All this progress might be hindered after Hill received one count of misdemeanor aggravated domestic violence charges. The fighter was, however, released on the same day. Hill had no stated future events, post-injury. But this puts the current trajectory even more behind.

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Dana White denies Tom Aspinall’s calls to strip Jon Jones

At UFC 295, Tom Aspinall pulled off a spectacular 69-second KO over Sergei Pavlovich, to secure the interim heavyweight gold. Although heavyweight Jon Jones was to originally face off with Stipe Miocic in the headliner, the match never came to be. This was due to a pectoral tear Jones received in training. Correspondingly, Aspinall was called up for the interim title fight.

Dana White disregards Tom Aspinall's request to strip Jon Jones of title
Dana White disregards Tom Aspinall’s request to strip Jon Jones of title (Source: Twitter/IMAGO)

Shortly after the win, Aspinall requested that Jones be stripped of his title or get a fight with Jones, on his return. With the latter’s return to active status as the true heavyweight, Aspinall’s interim status would be moot.

A point that has resonated with many fans, peers, and sporting pundits. Hence Aspinall had requested Dana White to strip the belt, as is the mandate for injured fighters.

But White had been adamantly set on booking Jones vs. Miocic, once the heavyweight had fully recovered. Now, speaking at the UFC on ESPN 52 post-fight conference, White has said the same. He has noted the notion that the original matchup “has to happen”; thus shutting down Aspinall’s aspirations.

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