Jamahal Hill releases statement after UFC 300 loss, challenges Prochazka


Alex Pereira, left, fights Jamahal Hill during a UFC 300 mixed martial arts light-heavyweight title bout in Las Vegas. (Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Jamahal Hill says he “dared to be great against adversity and against a great challenge and came up short at the highest level in the world.”

The one-time 205-pound titleholder released a statement Monday reacting to his UFC 300 main event loss to Alex Pereira, while also calling out fellow former champ Jiri Prochazka.

Hill was knocked out in the first round Saturday, while Prochazka earned a fight night performance bonus for his second-round technical knockout victory over Alexsandar Rakic in the featured preliminary bout. 

Prochazka and Hill have several things in common including: Both men won the light-heavyweight title by defeating Glover Teixeira only to later vacate the belt without defending it due to injury and both were finished by Pereira in their return from injury.

Hill, 32, relinquished the title last summer after rupturing his Achilles tendon in July. A shoulder injury in 2022 caused Prochazka, 31, to vacate the title. All four of Prochazka’s UFC wins have been via highlight finish.

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