On December 4, Jimmy Crott didn’t have his best night in the UFC Octagon as he suffered a brutal first-round submission loss to Yamahl Hill at UFC Vegas 44. It took him less than a minute to finish crooning ‘Sweet Dreams’. TKO
Later, interesting statistics emerged from the light heavyweight category. During the fight that lasted 48 seconds, ‘The Brute’ landed more important shots than his opponent, but in the end it was Hill who walked away with the knockout victory.
Hill also won a ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus worth $50,000 for his outing at UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Aldo.
It was the first Sweet Dreams fight since Paul Craig’s first career loss in June of that year. The 30-year-old currently holds a 9-1-1 professional MMA record.
Yamashita Hill called out Paul Costa in his post-fight interview.
After scoring a stunning knockout in the first round, Yamahl Hill spoke to former UFC champion Daniel Cormier in the Octagon. During the interview, ‘Sweet Dreams’ mentioned former UFC middleweight title challenger Paulo Costa.
Hill added that if ‘Borrachinha’ was not an option, he would be open to a bout with light heavyweight counterpart Johnnie Walker.
“I want to come back as soon as possible, as soon as possible. I heard that Paulo Costa should play with the 205ers. I will welcome him here with the big guys. If not him, then Johnnie Walker, that’s the thing. is what a lot of people want to see. “Throw something at me, you know? I’m diving,” Jamal Hill said.
Watch Jamal Hill’s post-fight interview below:
Paulo Costa was last seen in action in October when he took on Marvin Vettori in a five-round fight. During the week of the fight, Costa announced that he would not be able to make weight and the fight eventually took place at 205 pounds.
The Brazilian came up short on fight night and lost the fight by unanimous decision. After the fight, UFC President Dana White announced that ‘Borrachinha’ would have to move down to the light heavyweight division to compete in the UFC again.
Check out Dan White’s take on Paul Costa’s weight problem below: