“Did what JONES couldn’t”- Jamahal Hill Looks back at his performance against Thiago Santos

Jamahal Hill and Jon Jones
Jamahal Hill and Jon Jones
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Jamahal Hill recently fought Santos at the main event of UFC Vegas 59 on August 7th inside the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas. In the fight, Hill put forward his career-best performance and beat Santos in the fourth round via a brutal KO.

However, the fighter wasn’t happy with his performance. During the post-fight press conference, Hill explained that he needs to go back and think about the fight and how he can be better the next time. He said :

“I’m happy with the win, but I’m not happy with my performance. I need to get back to the drawing board and do a much, much better job. That’s what I’m going to do.
Always look to improve. Always need to get better. Always. So even if it’s the smallest thing or it could be something really small and stupid, I still need to improve on it.”

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“Was able to finish him” – Jamahal Hill talks about getting a finish against Thiago Santos rather than a decision win

Jamahal Hill and Jon Jones
Jamahal Hill and Jon Jones

In a recent interview with ESPN MMA, Jamahal Hill revealed that in his fight against Thiago Santos he was able to get a finish. According to Hill, he did something which Jon Jones and Magomed Ankalaev failed to do as both fighters beat Santos via decision. Hill explained he doesn’t care about the opinions of fighters who are ahead of him as his performance was different from theirs. He said :

“I dug it out and was able to finish him. I was able to do what Jon Jones wasn’t able to do. I was to do what Magomed wasn’t able to do. All these dudes that are ahead of me can say whatever they wanna say about my performance. My performance against this man [Thiago Santos] and their performance is two different things.”

Hill certainly gave an amazing performance against Santos and managed to get a huge knockout. But this kind of comparison might not be a valid one. As when Jones fought Santos then he was in a four-fight win streak which was his prime. Since that loss, Santos has lost four times and has won only one fight. It’s safe to say the current Santos has lost his sharpness.

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