Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill was taken into custody in Michigan on suspicion of domestic abuse earlier this year. Hill was put into a Kent County jail on November 27 and was later released on the same day. Prosecutors, however, have only filed one misdemeanor allegation of severe domestic violence against the 32-year-old. James, his brother, is the purported victim; however, at this time, not much is known about the specifics of the fight.
In January, Hill won the vacant light heavyweight title at UFC 283 over Glover Teixeira, marking the apex of his UFC weight class. Nevertheless, an Achilles tendon rupture in July ended his time with the title, forcing him to relinquish it. At UFC 295 last month, Alex Pereira won the vacant title. Before his apprehension, Hill was expected to fight Pereira for the championship when he healed from his wound.
Who is James Anthony Hill Jr.?
James Anthony Hill Jr. is the brother of the former UFC champion. Hill was charged with beating up his brother James.
It was unclear from the first TMZ article whether the two people with the last name Hill were linked. However, TMZ was notified in an update from “sources with direct knowledge” that James Anthony Hill Jr. is in fact the brother of Jamahal Hill, the former UFC champion.
On the same day that he was arrested, Jamahal Hill was released from police custody after being charged with one count of misdemeanor aggravated domestic abuse. He is scheduled to appear in court in January to address the charges.
NFL player Von Miller was also arrested on a domestic abuse charge in a separate incident. Following the issuance of an arrest warrant for him the previous day, Miller turned himself into Texas police on Thursday afternoon. Miller was reportedly arrested on Thursday at 4 p.m. Central time and freed on bond shortly after, according to TMZ. Miller’s bond was set at $5,000, according to ESPN.