Midnight Mania: ‘What The F—k Is A Power Advantage?’

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Jamahal Hill is just eight days away from the biggest fight of his professional career. The former champion is returning after nearly a year away due to a nasty Achilles tear against the current Light Heavyweight kingpin, Alex Pereira. The duo will meet in the main event of UFC 300, which is scheduled for next weekend (Sat. April 13, 2024) inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

It’s a significant challenge for Hill, but that hasn’t stopped Hill from looking to the future. In a recent interview with GiveMeSport, Hill eyed a Heavyweight move and particularly a match up against current interim kingpin Tom Aspinall. He doesn’t see size or power as an issue.

“I usually walk around maybe like 240 [pounds],” Hill said. “I’m 240 right now, bro. Bro, I’m trying to tell you, bro, I’m a big boy. I’m a big dog. It’s possible. It’s possible, bro.”

He continued “What the f—k is a power advantage? The game is, it doesn’t matter who is more powerful. What it comes down to is who’s going to hit who first, but we both got power. You can be a thousand times more powerful than me. I hit you first. What does that mean? That’s game.”

The latter part if particularly interesting given his upcoming match up against “Poatan.” Pereira is one of the most powerful hitters in the sport, but Hill doesn’t seem to think too much of that trait.

We’ll see if it comes into play next weekend.


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