Jamahal Hillfighter of the UFC and former light heavyweight champion, lived moments of tension in New York when staying in the middle of a protest by pro-Palestine protesters and being attacked by some people.
The fighter and his team They moved to Madison Square Garden to attend UFC 295 when the UFC van in which they were traveling was left in the middle of the protest and was surrounded by protesters who managed to open the driver’s door.
Hill was hit by an object that broke the glass. and made a live broadcast through his Instagram account where he narrated the tense moment he experienced. Fortunately, The incident did not pass over when the protesters discovered that it was a van with UFC personnel but were insulted.
“We’re trying to get out of downtown New York. Our bus is being attacked right now by something, some protest or something that is happening. They’re shooting, they’re breaking our windows, and all this and that… come get these people off our bus.
The protesters insulted Hill and his companions for being from the UFC
For its part, Brian Butler, manager de Hill and who was also on board the truck, noted that they asked the driver to speed up to leave the protest and recalled the moment when the protesters discovered that it was a UFC vehicle.
“People started arriving because we were in front. I think they were curious because it was a big Sprinter van, so They started coming up and putting signs and things like that in the window.”Butler said.
“Then they took a look inside and they could see that UFC security was there, and they said: ‘Oh, UFC people’. Then they started saying things like, you know, mafia mentality stuff: ‘UFC people are bitches, UFC people are this and that’”, he detailed.
Butler told how Hill began to get upset about the situation so they tried to calm him down and the UFC fighter claimed to have seen someone with a knife trying to puncture the vehicle’s tires.
Finally, after the tension, they managed to get out of danger.
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