Jamahal Hill ‘knocked out his brother’s tooth in November 25 incident’

Newly revealed details surrounding the alleged assault involving former UFC light heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill suggest a violent altercation, including the claim that Hill knocked out his brother’s tooth. The incident, which took place on November 25 in Michigan, led to Hill’s recent arrest on charges of misdemeanor aggravated assault.

The probable cause affidavit, shedding light on the severity of the confrontation, states that Hill allegedly felled his brother James Hill Jr. twice with a single punch each time. James reportedly suffered a missing tooth and a severely swollen left eye as a result.

Jamahal Hill, who held the UFC lightweight title for a brief six months before relinquishing it due to injury in July, faces accusations of inflicting ‘serious or aggravated injury’ on his brother. The 32-year-old was booked at Kent County jail on November 27 and released later that evening, with a court appearance scheduled for January.

In response to the allegations, Hill released a video statement expressing his anticipation for the truth to emerge in court. Maintaining his innocence, he urged those who know him well to stay true to his character.

 “There’s been a lot of reports out about the situation that happened when I was back home in Michigan, visiting for the holidays,” Hill said on his YouTube channel. “I will just say this, at this time, it’s an open case. I’ve been advised not to speak on it, which I know not to speak on it.

“I just can’t wait for the truth to be told in court and I will wait for that day and I look forward to that day,” Hill continued. “The people who know me and know my character and truly, truly rock with me and know who I am, hold on to that and stay true to that and yeah, that’s all I’m gonna say on that” (h/t MMA Mania).

Hill’s journey has faced setbacks, notably the Achilles tendon injury suffered during a charity basketball game, forcing him to vacate his title. Despite the challenges, Hill remains determined to focus on his recovery and return to the octagon at full strength.

Having secured victory over Glover Teixeira at UFC 283 in January, Hill’s career trajectory shifted due to the untimely injury. With 12 wins in 14 mixed martial arts contests, Hill aims for a successful return to reclaim his status in the UFC light heavyweight division.

The shocking details of the alleged assault have added a layer of complexity to Jamahal Hill’s career, and the MMA community awaits further developments in this legal matter.