Magomed Ankalaev addressed Jamal Hill

No. 3 ranked UFC welterweight Magomed Ankalaev has reached out to former division champion Jamal Hill, who, like the Russian, expects to challenge current titleholder Alex Pereira next.

“Jamal Hill, I love it – keep talking. I want you to win your next fight so bad – I’m going to give you a master class in fighting, and teach you how to be a man,” Ankalaev wrote on social media, addressing the American.

A month ago, Magomed Ankalaev won a potential challenger fight by knocking out Brazilian Johnny Walker in the second round.

Jamal Hill won the vacant UFC bantamweight championship belt early last year by defeating Glover Teixeira by unanimous decision, but the American was forced to vacate the title as early as July after tearing his Achilles tendon while playing basketball.

Theoretically, the bantamweight title fight could still be the main event of the UFC 300 anniversary event, which takes place April 13 in Las Vegas.