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Jamahal Hill is unfazed about fighting in Glover Teixeira's backyard.



In spite of the fact that Glover Teixeira will undoubtedly benefit from fighting in front of his compatriots, Jamahal Hill feels unconcerned by the prospect of competing there. At UFC 283, the 43-year-old will hope to regain the title of light heavyweight champion for the second time in his tenure.


Before their fight for the vacant light heavyweight title, which will be the main event of UFC 283, Hill and Teixeira were seen engaged in a fierce but courteous stare-down in Brazil.





Hill was approached regarding competing in Brazil with someone of Teixeira's caliber, particularly with a title at stake when interacting with journalists on media day. He said he's not bothered about the fighting atmosphere and doesn't think the audience will have an impact on the outcome.


"I don't care. The crowd can't fight for him, so it doesn't matter to me. However he feels, it don't matter. I'm gonna do what I do and we gonna see what he could take."


‘’Sweet Dreams’’ emphasized that everything he desires is to capture the title of the champion as the hype is buzzing around regarding him winning the title in Brazil considering his tremendous record and entering favorite to shine against a well-experienced 43-years old Teixeira.


''It adds a little bit more to the story, a little bit more to it in that regard. But for me personally, just getting the title. I just want the title - I'm hungry for gold."


Hill will be entering the octagon with a 3-fight unbeaten streak. He currently ranks at #7 and defeated former title challenger Thiago Santos in his last outing. But Hill believes that facing a highly touted prospect like Teixeira will be his most difficult challenge so far.


“I’d say Glover would probably be the biggest test of my career to this point, just because the level he’s fought at, the level he’s been fighting at, and just the experience and overall the strength of schedule that he had,”


Jamahal Hill looks certain, although it will be intriguing to watch if the audience's reaction will ultimately affect his game. The Rio de Janeiro fans will undoubtedly be backing Teixeira because of his hard journey to the UFC and potential for becoming a two-time light heavyweight champion at the age of 43.





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