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Jamahal Hill hopes to fight 'stud' UFC interim champ Tom Aspinall someday


Jamahal Hill is eyeing a future showdown with new UFC interim heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall.

Aspinall (14-3 MMA, 7-1 UFC) needed just 69 seconds to knock out Sergei Pavlovich this past Saturday at UFC 295 to claim the interim heavyweight title at Madison Square Garden.

Hill (12-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC), who’s on a quest to regain his light heavyweight title, sees himself moving up to heavyweight in the future and would love the possibility of fighting Aspinall.

“I think Tom is a stud. I think Tom is like the new prototype of what heavyweights are,” Hill told TNT Sports after UFC 295. “I definitely want to do my thing at 205 and go up and eventually see him too. So, Tom, get ready for me, baby – someday. I think he has great movement. I think his coaches focus on a lot of good things, the right things to give him an edge in this game.

“A lot of them have the same philosophy as my coaches have and employ with me and things like that. I think he’s definitely built the right way, the way fighters should be built. It’s exciting. I’m game. I’m always game. Any time I see somebody exciting or new, or they’re bringing something fresh to the cage, I want to test myself against that.”

Hill relinquished his 205-pound title after rupturing his achilles tendon. He watched Alex Pereira knock out Jiri Prochazka to claim the vacant belt, and he expects to fight him next once he heals from his injury.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 295.



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