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Title or not, Jamahal Hill says Alex Pereira rematch has to occur

Jamahal Hill is raring to run issues again with UFC gentle heavyweight champion Alex Pereira.

Hill (12-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) was knocked out by Pereira in Spherical 1 of their UFC 300 headliner. After an inadvertent low blow by Hill, Pereira waved off referee Herb Dean, who allow them to proceed preventing. Hill was knocked out within the first change, and was thrown off somewhat by the restart.

Whether or not or not Pereira (10-2 MMA, 7-1 UFC) remains to be champion, Hill’s aim is to rematch “Poatan.”

“Actually, for me, now it’s not even concerning the gold strap, it’s about getting again to that struggle,” Hill instructed The Schmo. “I need to struggle with Alex once more, simply due to the narrative surrounding it and all the pieces. I do know what I used to be feeling in there, and I do know what kind of timing it’s actually on at any time when we step in there once more, so I simply need to get to that struggle.”

Hill already has his subsequent struggle booked. The previous champion says he signed to struggle Khalil Rountree (13-5 MMA, 9-5 UFC) at UFC 303 on June 29 simply three days after shedding to Pereira.

As for Pereira, the champion expressed curiosity in a possible transfer to heavyweight, however has high gentle heavyweight contenders Jiri Prochazka and Magomed Ankalaev calling him out. Hill isn’t focused on who’s subsequent for Pereira, simply so long as he’s within the dialog to struggle him once more quickly.

“I don’t care. All I do know is that Jamahal ‘Candy Goals’ Hill is in his future – for positive,” Hill stated. “Once more, I don’t give a sh*t if we’ve acquired to do it at 205 or heavyweight: he’s acquired to see me once more. That’s the one struggle that I care about.”

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