Jamahil Hill gives an update on his return: “second quarter of the year”



by ARYAN LAKHANI

Jamahil Hill gives an update on his return: “second quarter of the year”
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The former UFC light heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill is still in the recovery phase and is aiming to make a return in 2024, to be specific, the second half. Since his delayed return was expected; a few months back, Hill made the decision to vacate his hard-earned light heavyweight belt.

However, the UFC has guaranteed Jamahal Hill of a title fight whenever he returns next. This Saturday night, Alex Pereira and Jiri Prochazka will fight for the vacant belt, and it will be fascinating to see who becomes the new UFC light heavyweight champion of the world.

Jamahal Hill will closely look at the match this Saturday night and prepare himself accordingly for the future.

Jamahal Hill on his injury and potential return

In a recent interview with MMA Fighting, Jamahal Hill shed some light on his potential comeback and recovery phase.

“Originally when it happened, that was my first thought [to hold onto the title], but the thing is they had a deal already in place with Jiri,” Hill said, as quoted by mmafighting.com. “Jiri didn’t just vacate his title.

He wasn’t just being a samurai and vacating his title. It was heavily suggested [he should vacate]. There was a deal made where he would fight for it upon his return. Looking at hopefully six months from the surgery [to get back to training], not bad.

Hill on his recovery and return: I plan on making my return in the second quarter of the year.Recovery process has been good. It’s been a lot quicker actually than I thought it would be. I’ve been making good strides.

I’ve been walking now for a while. I’m getting back to my normal footwear and things. Just taking it slow. We were taking it slow, but now, it’s a little bit more aggressive. Looking to hopefully hit that six-month mark to be back and looking toward getting booked”.