Following Jamahal Hill’s Relinquishment of His Light Heavyweight Championship, Conor McGregor’s SBG Ireland Stablemate Makes a Bold Demand to Dana White

Published 07/16/2023, 9:21 AM EDT

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Since the UFC light heavyweight title was relinquished, it has been matter of great speculation as to who will be the next in line to fight for the vacant title. Following an Achilles tendon tear, Jamahal Hill declared on his YouTube page that he would be giving up the title. Not just the spectators, but many UFC competitors who are vying for the top spot in their division have a lot of unanswered concerns in their minds in the wake of this occurrence.

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In the middle of all the uncertainty and worry, light heavyweight UFC competitor and Conor McGregor’s SBG Ireland stablemate, Johnny Walker made a rather audacious demand from Dana White. In light of the vacant title, he had a lot to say through his tweet on social media.

Johnny Walker’s Audacious belief regarding Jamahal Hill’s vacant title.

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Re-posting his previous tweet, Walker appeared to be certain about the title which Hill had vacated earlier. In order to be obvious about what he wanted, he even mentioned UFC President Dana White in his tweet. The tweet had a caption before, which stated,
“I’m ready for a title shot now, I’m on a 3 fight win streak and ready to go! I don’t care who it is !”

The tweet makes it abundantly obvious how eager Walker is for a Title shot. He even cited Vice President of Talent for the UFC, Mick Maynard, and fellow matchmaker Sean Selby.

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Given his three-fight winning streak, Walker is convinced that he is ready for the battle he wants to take part in. To the uninitiated, in his previous fights, Walker had won over opponents like Anthony Smith, Paul Craig, and Ion Cuțelaba.

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Projecting the prospective contenders for the title

The UFC light heavyweight belt is now open for grabs after Jamahal Hill decided to relinquish it due to an Achilles ailment. The focus now shifts to determining the next contenders for the prestigious belt. Former champion Jiří Procházka, who relinquished the title due to a shoulder injury but has started training again, is anticipated to compete for the championship upon his comeback.

Others who can be seen as desirable candidates for the title shot include Magomed Ankalaev, Aleksandar Rakic, and Jan Blachowicz. The UFC has yet to make any official announcements regarding the next title fight, so fans will have to wait for updates from the promotion to learn who will be vying for the vacant belt. To top it all, former middleweight champion Alex Pereira is making his divisional debut at UFC 291.

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Given Johnny Walker’s audacious claims, it will be intriguing to watch how the UFC navigates the 205 lbs title scene. The championship battle scene is currently at a standstill, but it will certainly come to a rise. Who could be regarded as the ideal candidate to fill that vacant position? Let us know in the comments.

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Akchhat Bachheti

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Akchhat is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports, showcasing his love for the game and unwavering commitment to it through his articles. His fascination with the sport began when CM Punk made his debut against Mickey Gall in 2016, sparking his enduring passion. Since then, Akchhat has aspired to provide a comprehensive understanding of the sport and its participants.
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