Jamahal Hill has all the confidence in the world heading into his UFC 283 vacant light heavyweight title fight against Glover Teixeira.
After Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev ended in a split draw at UFC 282 for the vacant belt, the promotion quickly booked Hill vs. Texeira for the vacant strap at UFC 283. The news caught many by surprise but Hill is excited he got the title shot as he can finally prove how good he is.
Jamahal Hill Talks About Facing Glover Teixeira at UFC 283
“I’m locked in,” Hill said on The MMA Hour. “I’m just focused on the assignment, focused on the task of going in and getting the job done. I would have liked more time, but it is what it is. Most of my time, I’ve already started to settle into camp. That’s why I wasn’t in Vegas, because I was buckling down and getting locked in. So it is what it is. Six weeks. If I can’t come out and display that I’m the best in six week, then am I really him? Am I really who I think I am?”
Although Hill will be entering enemy territory, he is excited as he says he will feed off the energy. Along with that, Hill is confident he not only wins, but will Teixeira dominantly to become the new champion.
“I think I win, dominantly,” Hill said. “Dominantly, because that’s what I train for. I train for nothing short of dominance. I don’t care who it is, I don’t care what pedigree everybody thinks and says he has over me, matchups make fights. Everybody always keeps saying this, but within a matchup, there are different things that people do, and I am different. I am different. I think it could very well end early, but if I need to put it on him — he’s durable. He’s durable and he’s willing to bang out, he’s willing to go through the fire. So if I’ve got to put him through the fire, the guns are on deck.”