Sucker Punch Management founder, Brian Butler-Au was forced to intervene in a prank set up for his client, UFC light heavyweight contender, Jamahal Hill – after the latter almost found himself involved in a physical altercation.

Jamahal Hill, who improved to 10-1(1) as a professional back in February in the main event of UFC Vegas 48, landing a first round knockout win over Johnny Walker in a Performance of the Night bonus earning finish. The win also earned Hill the #10 rank in the official light heavyweight stack.

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Slated to return in August, Jamahal Hill headlines for the second time consecutively, tackling one-time light heavyweight title challenger, Thiago Santos in a high-stakes main event bout. 

Butler-Au, who is pictured with Hill sitting outside, appears to have organized Tik Tok prankster, ImReddTTV to carry out a prank on his client, who pretends to be on his phone, taking a call, offering to fight Hill.

Signalling to Butler-Au, the prankster is quickly grabbed by Hill near his neck, before Butler-Au intervenes and corrals Hill – who is informed repeatedly that he is the subject of a prank attempt from ImReddTTV

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Jamahal Hill has been touted as a future top contender at 205lbs

Before his February knockout win over Brazilian prospect, Walker, Hill managed to stop his fellow division prospect, Jimmy Crute with a similarly devastating first round knockout victory.

Suffering just a single professional loss, the Illinois native dropped a first round strikes stoppage defeat to Paul Craig during a grappling scramble in the early stages of their UFC 263 matchup in June of last year.

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Embarking on a three-fight undefeated run to quickstart his UFC tenure, Hill, a product of Dana White’s Contender Series – defeated Darko Stosic, and recent UFC 274 victor, Ovince Saint Preux, in between a knockout win over Klidson Abreu which was later overturned to an official ‘No Contest’ after Hill tested positive for marijuana.

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