Jamahal Hill TKOs Thiago Santos in UFC Vegas 59 main event

Jamahal Hill says he wasn’t happy with his TKO win over Thiago Santos: ‘I still need to improve’

Jamahal Hill became the first person to stop Thiago Santos with strikes since he moved up to light heavyweight yet the rising contender isn’t a fan of his performance.

Hill scored a fourth-round TKO in a solid performance from him, however, he wasn’t happy with his performance. Santos had moments in the fight and was up on two of the three judges’ scorecards but Hill was able to rebound and get the TKO win in the fourth, but he wasn’t pleased with his performance.

“I’m happy with the win, but I’m not happy with my performance. I need to get back to the drawing board and do a much, much better job. That’s what I’m going to do,” Hill said after UFC Vegas 59. “Always look to improve. Always need to get better. Always. So even if it’s the smallest thing or it could be something really small and stupid, I still need to improve on it.”

Jamahal Hill says he needed to be more patient but he is happy he got the win. He knew beating Santos would be massive for his career as with him winning he is now in the title picture at light heavyweight.

“I’m happy I got the win,” Hill said. “I’m happy I got to represent what comes with me. I can say I’m tough and this and that all day but I got to show that tonight. I expected a war. I expected a man that’s been up at the top and fighting in battles at the top, fighting and battling the top guys to not quit. To not back down, to not give an inch in there and to bring it. I made mistakes and he made me pay for them. I’m coming. I don’t stop. I don’t know how to stop coming.”

Hill is now 11-1 and one No Contest after the win and is 5-1 and one No Contest in the UFC.

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