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10 jun 2024

Alex Pereira Responds to Jamahal Hill's Bizarre Criticism Over UFC 300 Celebration

Alex Pereira Responds to Jamahal Hill's Bizarre Criticism Over UFC 300 Celebration

Alex Pereira Responds to Jamahal Hill's Bizarre Criticism Over UFC 300 Celebration

UFC light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira has responded coolly to Jamahal Hill, after Hill bizarrely referenced Pereira’s UFC 300 fight celebration in a recent social media outburst.

Though UFC 300 occurred two months ago, former light heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill recently took to social media to vent his frustration towards Alex Pereira’s post-fight celebration. Hill, still upset over the fight, blamed Herb Dean's brief stoppage for his knockout loss and labeled Pereira as "weak" for his celebration.

In response to Hill’s rant, Pereira remained composed. Hill is currently gearing up for his UFC 303 co-main event against Carlos Ulberg on June 29, hoping to earn a rematch with Pereira with a decisive victory over Ulberg.

In his post, Hill claimed that in a potential rematch, he would leave Pereira as "stiff" as Israel Adesanya did after their fight at UFC 287.

Perplexed by Hill’s sudden complaints about a months-old event, Pereira speculated that Hill might have only just regained his senses from the first-round knockout. “To be honest, I don’t get why he’s doing this so late; it’s almost two months. People usually react right after the fight, but maybe he just woke up from the knockout,” Pereira told Main Event.

Pereira also commented on Hill’s post, saying, “You reap what you sow, Chama.” He referred to the pre-fight press conference where tensions flared after Hill destroyed a Moai-shaped chain.

“You reap what you sow. During Glover’s (Teixeira) fight, he was respectful to Glover and received respect in return. With me, he was not.”