HORRIFYING: Referee Stops Fight as Jamahal Hill’s Hand Snaps During UFC 263

Published 06/12/2021, 11:09 PM EDT


UFC light heavyweight Paul Craig shut down the trash talk of Jamahal Hill by pulling out the TKO win at 1:59 of round one. ‘Bearjew’ Craig broke Hill’s arm and rained down shots that ultimately led to the end of the contest. Given the chaotic nature of the finishing sequence, the MMA community was up in arms by the end of the fight.

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The overall consensus was that such an occurrence was largely uncommon in MMA given the referee’s involvement. Not to mention, it seemed as though referee Al Guinee didn’t quite know what was going on by the end of the contest.

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Paul Craig has shut down the trash talk that has been flooded his way and he’ll be looking to move forward in the rankings.

Twitter explodes as Paul Craig finishes Jamahal Hill

The aforementioned scrap was set up to open out the main card, and it definitely delivered on all counts. The MMA world collectively let out their candid reaction as Paul Craig vs Jamahal Hill ended in the way it did.

Heading into the contest, there were plenty of unanswered questions about Craig as he took on an upstart like Hill. ‘Sweet Dreams’s Hill was undefeated as a pro heading into the fight and had already earned a win over the like of Ovince St-Preux.

Following the win, Craig sent out a chilling message on the mic that left no doubt of his intentions on Fight Night. He acknowledged Hill’s toughness and said, “You either tap, nap, or it snaps, and tonight it snapped. One hell of an opponent there in the octagon, took shots after his arm was broke. That’s tough.”

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Craig is now on a four-fight win streak and his troubles facing elite UFC talent seem to be a thing of the past. The 33-year-old is coming into his own and could be a major player at 205-pounds. What did you make of Craig’s win and the timing of the stoppage at UFC 263?

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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