Jamahal Hill goes off on 'dirty, sneaky' Ariel Helwani [VIDEO]

Jamahal Hill is not happy with MMA personality Ariel Helwani after his comments about his injury.
Jamahal Hill
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Former light heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill took to his YouTube channel this week to voice his displeasure at MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani, who he thinks took Jiri Procházka's side in a recent debate about injuries.

“This message is for Ariel ‘Ho-Whiny’,” Hill said in the clip. "Now, Ariel and Jiří got together last night and had an interview. And as a lot of you already know and have seen, Ariel’s dirty, sneaky tactics that he likes to use to get over on fighters. And he does this all the while being completely – man, just a punk…You have an agenda, have a problem with me, for whatever reason. Maybe it’s due to the fact of last time when I came on your show after my championship fight you tried your tactics on me, and they didn’t work. You thought that I was just another dumb fighter, somebody that you could just run circles on verbally, and it didn’t work out for you…You’re now upset, and every chance you get you’re just taking shots at me.”

Jamahal Hill tells Jiri Procházka not to fall for Ariel Helwani's tricks: 'It’s pathetic, bro'

Procházka was the light heavyweight champion before Hill and both relinquished their titles after serious injuries would see them sidelined for months. Procházka injured his shoulder while training and Hill injured his ankle while playing basketball.

Procházka implied that Hill's weight gain could have been a factor and Helwani said that Hill should have been taking it easy now that he's champion.

“So honestly, how am I supposed to take that? How are y’all gonna take that?" he continued. "Because you talk about trying to be gangster…What was the video that you made after I won the title? You’re supposed to be resting and recovering. Everything that I’ve said, the ‘Where you at though?’ And all that was in response to him calling me out. So you trash for calling me out, right? Why are you talking? You’re only supposed to just show it, right?”

And Hill also had a message for Procházka.

“You’re gonna let Ariel talk you in, bring you in, and now he’s got you looking like a fool like he is. ‘Cause he’s salty, he gets soggy, and he doesn’t care. He just tries to make points even where there is none. Champ, you’re better than that. Don’t let him suck you in like that. It’s pathetic, bro," he said.

Many fans had assumed that hill would fight Procházka when the former champion was ready to fight again but, at press time, the light heavyweight title remains vacant.

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