Ariel Helwani just grilled Jamahal Hill on his thoughts on the Dana White domestic violence situation. The new UFC light heavyweight champion was on The MMA Hour, where he discussed his next opponents.
Hill believes the White did nothing wrong and tweeted after the incident:
Helwani decided to put him on the spot for his thoughts on his show.
“I’ll be honest, didn’t agree with a lot of the things that you said.”, Helwani said.
Hill said that he had nothing to do with the incident and that people were just trying to cancel him:
“Because I wasn’t in that situation. Everybody on the Internet tried to drag me.”
Ariel replied by saying that Hill still “commented on it”, despite not being involved.
Hill tried to justify his thoughts by saying that it was just a “simple statement. ”
“And I’m going to put it like this. If everybody keeps their hands up, nobody put their hands on nobody. Nobody gets insulted. I mean, everybody nobody gets hit here.” Hill continued.
He also said that he wasn’t taking any sides:
“I wasn’t defending nobody, you know what I’m saying?”
Helwani said that he believes no one should get physical in the first place, similar to Hill. But he also said that it was wrong to hit a woman back no matter what happens.
“Well, for the record, I mean, my feeling is, if you care, like I agree with, no one should touch anyone. But I also agree if a woman hits you shouldn’t hit her back. That’s my opinion. So we disagree on that. Maybe, right?” said Helwani.
Hill begrudgingly agreed but was not amused at this line of questioning. He appears to have expected the guest spot to be more of a homage to his newly acquired title.
Light heavyweight was in a tailspin for the last couple of months with several of promising contenders injured UFC ended up putting on that strange draw between Blachowicz and Ankalaev only to turn around that same night and book Hill vs Teixeira.
Syed Ali Fazeel is an accomplished MMA fan, and writer. He discovered MMA in his youth and has been following the sport since TUF season 1.