Originally published at Jamahal Hill vacates UFC Light Heavyweight Championship due to torn Achilles tendon
The UFC Light Heavyweight Championship curse continues.
On Thursday evening, Jamahal Hill revealed he had suffered a torn Achilles tendon and plans to vacate the championship with surgery forthcoming.
Hill, 32, did not provide a timetable for how long he expects to be out of action but stated it would be for ‘a while’. A torn Achilles tendon is a devastating injury for any athlete, affecting pro wrestlers including Adam Copeland, Aaron Henare, Athena, and Xavier Woods.
Hill (12-1, 1 NC) won the vacant title this past January at UFC 283 when he beat Glover Teixeira by unanimous decision. The title had been vacated by Jiri Prochazka, who had suffered his own injury that forced him to give up the title.
Hill said he had been told that he will fight for the title immediately when he is physically able to.
MMA Fighting reports that the injury occurred during a basketball game in Las Vegas last week.