Johnny Walker Provides an Update After His Brutal UFC Knockout Loss Against Jamahal Hill With Coach Kavanagh in the Background

Published 02/21/2022, 4:45 AM EST

Johnny Walker vs. Jamahal Hill ended with a brutal knockout loss for Walker. Although, it was highly anticipated that fight fans see Rafael Dos Anjos go up against Fiziev. That fight has been moved up to the UFC 272 co-main event due to Dos Anjos’s visa problems. 

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With that being said, the replacement fight for the former pair was Johnny Walker vs. Jamahal Hill. This light-heavyweight bout kicked off an exciting journey for Jamahal Hill post his first-round knockout on Johnny Walker. 

As for Johnny Walker, though, what goes for all those who face defeat still stands. ‘You win some; you lose some.’ That said, Walker doesn’t look too bad for wear. In an Instagram video posted by Fightclub, Walker is seen reacting to his injuries following his loss to Jamahal Hill. 

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In the video, you can hear Walker saying, “what’s up, guys? I’m okay. Just a little cut here. I sleep on the fight, so something happen wrong.” Walker addressed his knockout during the fight while pointing to the end of his orbital bone below his eyebrow at the cut. 

You can also see Conor McGregor‘s coach- John Kavanaugh, in the back, raising a toast with a bottle of Proper 12, Conor McGregor’s whiskey brand. 

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Twitter reactions to Walker vs Hill

UFC Fight Night 201: Hill Vs. Walker was, needless to say, a fight that had mixed reactions from the fight community. Owing to Hill’s first-round knockout, the reactions range from applauding Hill’s power to Walker’s “glass jaw.” Here are some of the reactions to Walker losing against Hill. 

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Where does Johnny Walker go from here? 

Unlucky for Walker as it is, the knockout he suffered from the hands of Jamahal Hill is in no way the last of him. Suffering a loss in a sport like the UFC doesn’t always mean walking away empty-handed.

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However, he hasn’t been able to stay consistent in recent years and has seemingly entered a slump in his career. It all boils down to how Walker can rally a comeback after arguably suffering the worst knockout of his career.

With the fight now in the books, fight fans will be anticipating who Walker could fight next. Our best pick for Walker next could be Dominic Reyes, who will be coming back from three consecutive losses in the UFC. 

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Rohit Raj

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Rohit Raj is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. As a Business student, Rohit’s love for the UFC was double-sided with the business of it being just as intriguing as the martial arts aspect of it. “Don't just fight, perform” is a quote that he believes drives the most entertaining fights of the UFC, with the likes of Conor McGregor, Chael Sonnen, and Israel Adesanya sweeping him off his feet with their skill as well as swagger and trash talk capabilities.

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