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Jamahal Hill calls out Ariel Helwani in attempts start a beef between him and Jiri Prochazka

The previous conversation between Ji Procházka and Ariel Helwani didn't sit well with Jamahal Hill, and now the former light heavyweight champion of the UFC has accused the reporter of attempting to create drama between the two competitors on purpose.

At UFC 283, "Sweet Dreams" won the vacant light heavyweight title by defeating Glover Teixiera, and nearly as soon as the belt was wrapped around Hill's waist, Procházka was calling for a fight. When Hill revealed that he had torn his Achilles tendon, all expectations for that match to happen soon were sadly dashed. The 32-year-old was persuaded to relinquish the championship and let the division continue on while he recovered.

Prior to UFC 282, Procházka made the decision to give up the light heavyweight belt as well. When Hill made the news, the Czech fighter quickly sent out a sympathetic message of support.

Procházka spoke in-depth about Hill's injuries during an appearance on The MMA Hour with Helwani earlier this week, and the discussion inspired Hill to publish a critical video on his YouTube channel that largely targeted the most well-known MMA journalist.

The MMA Hour interview with Procházka initially gained attention for his assertion that Hill's injury might have been brought on by his obesity; "Sweet Dreams" briefly touched on this issue before moving on to what he saw as Helwani's attempt to incite some drama.

Prior to asking if he felt like "Sweet Dreams" had grown impatient about Procházka's own recovery time, the multiple-time MMA Journalist of the Year made a point to commend Procházka's initial response to the news that Hill was injured. The 30-year-old's admittedly unflattering response to that appears to be what motivated Hill to criticise his fellow light heavyweight.

Hill made it plain that he wasn't going to let Procházka get away with his disparaging remarks and inference about how Hill had become hurt, but the 32-year-old eventually turned his attention back to Helwani and claimed that he was the one who had started the beef.

“You’re gonna let Ariel talk you in, bring you in, and now he’s got you looking like a fool like he is. ‘Cause he’s salty, he gets soggy, and he doesn’t care. He just tries to make points even where there is none. Champ, you’re better than that. Don’t let him suck you in like that. It’s pathetic, bro.”


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