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Midnight Mania! Jamahal Hill issues fiery response to doubter Volkan Oezdemir, ‘my hands will change your life’

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Jamahal Hill is riding a major high after scoring his second straight win via first-round knockout (HIGHLIGHTS), but he’s still not quite getting the respect he feels is deserved.

Immediately in the post-fight interview, Hill called out anyone still doubting him. Though he looked pretty undeniable in walking down and destroying Johnny Walker, longtime Light Heavyweight contender Volkan Oezdemir remains unimpressed.

If Oezdemir was looking for a fight with this response, he surely found one. “Sweet Dreams” fired back quickly, pretty much promising to beat Oezdemir’s ass and lining up a match up with the unbooked No. 8-ranked Light Heavyweight contender.

“I mean that understandable with the brain damage you took in your last 2 fights!!! (1 against a guy [Jiri Prochazka] making his debut) My hands will change your life think it’s a game and f—k around and find out!!!

“I’m dead I can’t wait to sleep all yall hero’s cuz yall clearly don’t know the game or what your seeing!!! I’m done speaking on it just wait on it!”

That was the first exchange, but the two continued to trade words Monday morning. Oezdemir advised Hill to be careful of growing too confident, and Hill responded with a threat to kick him out of the Top 10 entirely.

“Don’t fly too high, the fall will be harsh. You’re about to enter the top 10. Welcome”

“An your about to exit, contract on the way!!! Night night”

Sometimes, fights make themselves.

Assuming UFC does indeed move in this direction, it’s a quality Light Heavyweight match up that could easily serve as a “Fight Night” main event, one of Hill’s post-victory requests. Hill is riding a bigger wave of momentum having won two in a row, but Oezdemir is currently ranked higher despite a two-fight losing streak. It’s an appropriate step up in competition for Hill, and Oezdemir gets a chance to defend his position and return to the win column.


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