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Conor McGregor Snubbed In Jamahal Hill’s Top-5 UFC Boxers List

4 months ago By Jhon Woug

While each individual has their own perspective, the focus on what is important in this world differs from one to another. What Jamahal Hill, a light heavyweight fighter belonging to the UFC who happens to be famous for his punching power, did was spark some heat when he shared his list of the best boxers in the UFC and never included the name of Conor McGregor, the former two-weight champion of the trade.

McGregor, who has not always been easy to appreciate by the public, proves his ability to box not only in the octagon but outside it as well. This loss to Floyd Mayweather in 2017 did not matter so much that it put a lid on the worldwide attention he received just for his appearance. However, Hill’s rankings were under question, and not having McGregor on her list became a topic for debate on the selection criteria.

Interviewed by Hill, who revealed his personal “Tag5 ” in a recent interview with The Schmo, he chose himself as the number one boxer of all UFC competitors. He mentioned the names of other interesting fighters: Dustin Poirier, Max Holloway, Sean Strickland, and Sergei Pavlovich. Still, ‘McGregor’ was among the names that were not mentioned by him. Thus, Hill’s choice provoked disputes among both the fans and the experts, who raised the question of why he was excluded from the given consideration.

To be impressionistic to describe Hill’s rise in the UFC’s light heavyweight division is an understatement. After defeating Teixeira at UFC 283 by unanimous decision, he’s pursued a winning streak of four bouts where he clearly establishes himself among a few who are serious weight category contenders. In a few days, Hill will have the chance of being a UFC champion when he meets his nemesis, Alex Pereira, at the UFC 300 show. With this opportunity to become a household name in this sport, nobody can doubt Hill’s rise in this promotion.

Worth mentioning is the fact that McGregor is missing from Hill’s list. This further makes an already interesting story outstanding. During the discussions with both the fan and the expert, the popularity of the Irish celebrity’s boxing skills was confirmed. However, the interesting fact is that he was not present on the roster focusing on the boxers’ achievements.

With Hill’s comments in mind, the fact that McGregor’s skyrocketed clash against Michael Chandler has been postponed as well has also created a lot of media buzz. After being defined as the respective coaches by the fans during the show of The Ultimate Fighter 31, this face-off has been awaited with great interest. Notwithstanding this, the occurrence of setbacks and obstacles has deterred their appearance from taking place so far.

During the UFC’s International Fight Week held in June, McGregor gave a signal that he might arrange a bout with Chandler, hence adding more excitement to the fight. On the other hand, as the fight promoter has not endorsed anything yet, fans are anticipating the official announcement soon. Meanwhile, although Chandler is intensifying his preparations already with the thought of facing off with McGregor, he is also remaining motivated and expressing his excitement for that.

While fans will both wonder about McGregor’s next challenger and dream about his upcoming fights in the octagon, fans’ excitement over his return builds. Regretfully, his future still remains obscured in a fog of questions; at least for quite some time, this guy will keep dividing opinions as contentious personalities among the fighters (in mixed martial arts); each of his moves and words will be treated with special scrutiny both by the professionals and admirers.

Tony Ferguson, who has had his share of battles with McGregor in the square, recently gave comments about Khabib Nurmagomedov—one more big name in the ring. On the other hand, this system had the effect of getting him involved in controversy and getting criticised by his former opponent. It is a difference between the established professionalism of the individual combatants who are conflicted and the relationship dramatised within interaction.

Controversy and debate know no boundaries since it is a topic that undergoes change. The point-scoring, fight matchups, and even the remarks by fighters act as the foundation on which the sports rely on the passion and likes and dislikes of both players and fans. As athletics within the UFC adapt continuously, an invariable fact remains: Despite all the recent changes, MMA will keep on holding the attention of the international audience for its dramatic and exciting storylines.

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