Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill is looking forward to having his day in court.
Hill, 32, is facing one misdemeanor count of aggravated domestic violence after he allegedly injured his brother during a physical altercation in Michigan. No details about what happened have been released by the Kentwood Police Department, which arrested Hill.
This past weekend on his YouTube channel, Hill addressed what he characterized as a “situation that happened while I was back home in Michigan visiting for the holidays” and indicated he looks forward to having his name cleared.
“At this time, it’s an open case,” Hill said. “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. I will wait for that day, and I look forward to that day.
“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. That’s all I’m gonna say on that.”
According to online records, Hill is due back in court Jan. 22.
Hill last fought in January, when he won the vacant light heavyweight championship against Glover Teixeira in the UFC 283 headliner. In an unfortunate turn of events, Hill tore his Achilles tendon while taking part in a pickup basketball game with fellow UFC fighters this past July during International Fight Week in July. As a result, Hill vacated the title.
Hill is expected to return to action in the first half of 2024 and could jump right into a title shot against recently crowned champion Alex Pereira.