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This is why Jamahal Hill looks forward to the hostile Brazilian fans

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On January 21, Jamahal Hill will step into the Octagon on enemy territory as he faces Brazilian veteran Glover Teixeira at UFC 283 in Rio de Janeiro.

The Brazilian fans are famous for their animosity toward any non-Brazilian fighters, something that many fighters find intimidating. However, talking to MMA Junkie, the dreaded walkout at Jeunesse Arena is something Hill is actually looking forward to.

“That’s something to enjoy,” Hill told MMA Junkie. “That’s an atmosphere and a feeling that most people will never experience. Most people will never experience that: a title fight, in Brazil, against a hometown Brazilian – all of that. People will never experience that. I’m just going to enjoy it. I’m going to enjoy it all.”

The 31-year-old American would preferably finish his opponent in brutal fashion in front of the veteran’s fans.

“The plan is to knock anybody out. I like knockouts,” Hill said but is confident that he can win the fight everywhere. “I can win a fight every single way there is to win a fight, whether it be in the clinch, whether it be on the ground or whether it be just beating him the fuck up.”

Read more: Teixeira said yes to title fight before knowing the opponent: “That’s what I’m here for”

Jamahal Hill: “They were still in the cage when they called me”

Jamahal Hill was quick to answer the call when the promotion offered him the title bout a few days back.

“I think they were still in the cage when they called me,” Hill said. “One hundred percent, it was an immediate yes. I knew they had to do something.”

Recently speaking to MMA Underground, his Brazilian opponent gave his version of what happened backstage at UFC 282.

“They just called me backstage, I got there and talked to Hunter and Mickey and they asked me and I said, ‘Let’s go.’ Before they said the opponent. They said, ‘You want to fight in Brazil for the belt?’ I said, ‘Let’s go! Whoever’,” Glover Teixeira said.

Read more: Nick Diaz wants former champion for planned UFC comeback: “Back on top in 2023”


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