Megan Olivi, MMA analyst and interviewer and one of the most popular faces in the UFC, recently made headlines for mistakenly referring to Jamahal Hill, the reigning UFC Light Heavyweight champion as “interim champion”.
The analyst has issued an apology, two which Hill has also responded.
While interviewing 205-pound contender Johnny Walker following his unanimous decision victory over Anthony Smith at UFC on ABC 4 last weekend, Olivi made an error calling Hill the interim champion of the division.
“You got up, went, talked to Jamahal Hill — former opponent, now the interim champion of the division, or I should say the champion of the division,” these were Olivi’s exact words to Walker.
Hill was soon to get the air on Olivi’s statement, and issued a response in a now deleted post on his Twitter.
“Interim Champ? @MeganOlivi that’s how you feel?” the titleholder wrote.
Olivi soon responded, apologizing to Hill but also stating that she had corrected herself.
“I immediately corrected myself! I’m so sorry, you know I have nothing but respect for you!” she tweeted back.
Hill once again replied, acknowledging Olivi correcting herself.
“@MeganOlivi You did, and I didn’t catch that the first watch!! It’s always been nothing but respect between us and I appreciate you.”
While there seemed to be no harsh feelings between the two, Olivi had been facing harsh criticism from the fans, and it was Hill once again who came in to defend the interviewer.
“Y’all chill on @MeganOlivi I was getting on a plane a didn’t listen close enough to the clip!!! She made a mistake and immediately corrected herself!! It’s always been nothing but love and respect between us!!!” Hill stated in a later tweet.
Y’all chill on @MeganOlivi I was getting on a plane a didn’t listen close enough to the clip!!! She made a mistake and immediately corrected herself!! It’s always been nothing but love and respect between us!!!
— Jamahal Hill (@JamahalH) May 14, 2023
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