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UFC Vegas 48: Jamahal Hill doesn’t understand being written off after first UFC loss (Video)

Jamahal Hill doesn’t understand being written off after first UFC loss.

UFC light heavyweight contender Jamahal Hill wants to remind fans of how dominant he can be despite a recent loss to Paul Craig.

Hill bounced back in a big way against Jimmy Crute last December, earning a vicious knockout just 48 seconds into the fight. Before that, he had suffered his first UFC loss against Craig at UFC 263 via first-round TKO, along with suffering a dislocated elbow.

Hill is back in the win column entering his UFC Vegas 48 main event against Johnny Walker. It’s a massive fight with potential title shot implications in 2022.

During his UFC Vegas 48 pre-fight press conference, Hill expressed his frustration with fans forgetting about him following the loss to Craig.

“There was no question that there was doubt,” Hill said. “Nobody had me winning my next fight, everyone was against me and no one could see me doing anything. It’s crazy, it’s a weird thing how people view fighters and their skills, and what their capabilities are. You could see a basketball player shoot 0 for 10 for three-point range, and say ‘oh he can’t shoot’. Just because you slip up and have a bad performance in certain areas doesn’t mean you can’t do things.”

Jamahal Hill looks to silence the doubters at UFC Vegas 48

Hill earned the attention of UFC president Dana White with a 5-0 record to begin his professional career. He knocked out Alexander Poppeck on Dana White’s Contender Series before winning his UFC debut against Darko Stosic in early 2020.

Hill has knockout power and is a potential dark horse in the light heavyweight division. He’s looking to prove as much this weekend in his first UFC main event.

UFC Vegas 48 takes place on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, live from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided MMA, who is on-site, for all your news and highlights.