Megan Olivi apologizes, Jamahal Hill tells fans to “chill” after misunderstanding
UFC reporter Megan Olivi caught some unwanted attention from fans after mistakenly referring to UFC light heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill as “interim” champion.
Olivi was interviewing Johnny Walker, fresh off his UFC Charlotte unanimous decision win over Anthony Smith, when the slip of tongue occurred.
“You got up, went, talked to Jamahal Hill — former opponent, now the interim champion of the division, or I should say the champion of the division,” Olivi said to Walker.
Since she immediately fixed the infraction, it shouldn’t have been that big of a deal.
Hill, upon hearing the mix up, immediately went to Twitter stating, “Interim Champ? @MeganOlivi that’s how you feel?”
The champion has since then deleted the tweet, but the wheels were already in motion and fans began to lash out.
“I immediately corrected myself! I’m so sorry, you know I have nothing but respect for you!” Olive tweeted back.
“@MeganOlivi You did and I didnt catch that the first watch!! It’s always been nothing but respect between us and I appreciate u”, Hill responded.
After Hill got wind of the treatment that Olivi was receiving from fans, he went back online to call for a cease fire.
“Y’all chill on @MeganOlivi I was getting on a plane a didn’t listen close enough to the clip!!! She made a mistake and immediately corrected herself!! It’s always been nothing but love and respect between us!!!”
UFC Charlotte results below:
Main Card (ABC and ESPN+, 3 p.m. ET)
Jailton Almeida def. Jairzinho Rozenstruik via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:43 of round one
- Almeida improves to 19-2, Rozenstruik falls to 13-5
Johnny Walker def. Anthony Smith via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
- Walker improves to 21-7, Smith falls to 36-18
Ian Machado Garry def. Daniel Rodriguez via TKO (head kick & punches) at 2:57 of round one
- Garry improves to 12-0, Rodriguez falls to 17-4
Carlos Ulberg def. Ihor Potieria via TKO (punches) at 2:09 of round one
- Ulberg improves to 8-1, Potieria falls to 19-4
Alex Morono def. Tim Means via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:09 of round two
- Morono improves to 23-8 (1 NC), Means falls to 32-15-1 (1 NC)
Preliminary Card (ESPN and ESPN+, 12 p.m. ET)
Matt Brown def. Court McGee via KO (punch) at 4:09 of round one
- Brown improves to 24-19, McGee falls to 21-12
Karl Williams def. Chase Sherman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Williams improves to 9-1, Sherman falls to 16-12
Douglas Silva de Andrade def. Cody Stamann via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- de Andrade improves to 29-5 (1 NC), Stamann falls to 21-6-1
Mandy Bohm def. Ji Yeon Kim via technical split decision at 1:55 of round three (27-28, 28-27, 28-27)
- Bohm improves to 8-2, Kim falls to 9-7-2
Bryan Battle def. Gabe Green via KO (punch) at :14 of round one
- Battle improves to 9-2, Green falls to 11-5
Tainara Lisboa def. Jessica-Rose Clark via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:20 of round three
- Lisboa improves to 6-2, Clark falls to 11-9 (1 NC)
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