MMA World Is in Meltdown After Jamahal Hill Becomes New Champion and Glover Teixeira Retires at UFC 283
The UFC light heavyweight title was recently vacated by the former champion Jiri Prochazka after he suffered a serious injury in his training camp for his rematch against Glover Teixeira. Thus, after the fallout, UFC set Jamahal Hill vs. Glover Teixeira for the light heavyweight gold at UFC 283 inside Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil today.
Fight fans witnessed a war between the light heavyweight combatants as both Teixeira and Hill went guns blazing at each other. Although Hill looked like an edge ahead of the Brazilian in the rounds, Teixeira just refused to give up. He was answering the American shots. Both fighters had their moments in the fight. But the title fight went to a distance.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) January 22, 2023
However, ‘Sweet Dreams’ had done enough to get the nod from the judges on the cards. He became the new light heavyweight champion of the world and the first Dana White Contender Series fighter to become a UFC champion.
Final results: Jamahal Hill defeats Glover Teixeira defeats via a unanimous decision
MMA community reacts to the result of Glover Teixeira vs. Jamahal Hill
Regardless of his age, Teixeira displayed a heart of a warrior against a younger fighter. However, it wasn’t his moment tonight, and had to walk away without the belt.
Here’s how the MMA world reacted to the result of the fight:
— Justin Gaethje 🇺🇸 (@Justin_Gaethje) January 22, 2023
— Ala Alkurdi (@Ala_Alkurdi) January 22, 2023
Happy to see Glover retire admitting that he’s too tough for his own good. Dude is all class. Walking out with Hill not letting what’s left of the crowd throw drinks at his opponent. He’s surely going to be the next entry into the hall of fame! #UFC283
— Stiff_Jab🥊 (@stiff_jab_) January 22, 2023
Congratulations to both men in the main event. What a sport this is!
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) January 22, 2023
Respect to both these studs but I’m feeling like it’s Sweet Dreams tonight! #UFC283
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) January 22, 2023
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) January 22, 2023
Teixeira I’m your fan #UFC283
— Makhachev Islam (@MAKHACHEVMMA) January 22, 2023
Unfortunately, after a great display inside the UFC cage, the 43-year-old former champion Glover Teixeira hung his gloves forever. After almost a decade in his MMA career, the Brazilian light heavyweight announced his retirement in the octagon interview with Daniel Cormier.
For Jamahal Hill, it is a long road ahead. The American fighter has just topped the division. He will have to defend his title for some time in order to register himself into the list of greatest light heavyweights of all time.
What are your thoughts on Hill’s performance? What do you guys think about Teixeira retiring from the competition?