Clarksville, Tennessee: Johnathan Ivey’s Cage Fighting Championships 10 will take place on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Appleton Harley-Davidson in Clarksville, Tennessee
Jeremiah Hill is an experienced MMA veteran having fights dating all the way back to 2011. On June 26th he enters the cage again to take on CFC veteran Saigh Mullins for the vacant CFC Heavyweight Championship! You can purchase tickets at CFCFIGHT.COM. CEO of FightBook MMA Roberto Villa had the opportunity to talk to Jeremiah about his upcoming fight with Mullins. You can check out the conversation below.
FBMMA: Jeremiah thank you for taking the time to talk with us. You CFC title fight is just over 3 weeks away, how has training been going this fight camp for you?
Jeremiah: Camp is going amazing! I’m in the best shape of my fight career. Strength and cardio at all time highs.
FBMMA: You’ve been on the MMA scene along time in the state of Tennessee. What got you initially interested in the sport?
Jeremiah: So as I have put out there on social media fighting has become, for me, an outlet to raise awareness for something super important and personal for me. I was in the Marine Corps infantry from 03-07. When I got out I was a kid in my early 20’s with a lot of PTSD issues. I was angry and pissed off at the whole world for no particular reason. I originally got into MMA, jiu-jitsu, and combat sports as a way to channel some of that anger and rage. I like a lot of vets for whatever reasons refused to see your traditional Dr’s and therapist. The fight gym became my therapy. I can say that fighting saved my life. There were times everything became too much and I felt like this was it, this is where we give up, this is where we quit. I could walk into a fight gym and instantly be at peace. It’s a fight that we fight our whole life. Now I’m at the point I can share my story and try and help others. If I can save 1 single life this is all worth it!
FBMMA: Going back watching some of your past CFC fights and then looking at the current posters for this fight. There is a huge change in your body and you’re moving down from the super heavyweight division to the heavyweight division. What led to this physical transformation you’ve had?
Jeremiah: Honestly it was just a personal life decision to get healthier. I want to be healthy and see my kids grow up and grow old with my beautiful wife. It has truly changed my life not only physically but mentally also. Plus I always wanted to look good in skinny jeans and tight T-shirts.
FBMMA: June 26th at CFC 10 you are facing Saigh Mullins for the vacant CFC Heavyweight Championship. You have both fought Chase Mcmullen and Tim Johnson in the past. Have you got to see Mullins fight much in the past and what do you think of his skill set in the cage?
Jeremiah: I have seen some video. He seems really well rounded. He’s young and hungry. He definitely has the skillset to one day be a successful pro. I feel my advantage coming in is one 12 years of experience fighting in cages and two no one has seen me fight in this good of shape. Video of me fighting at this weight doesn’t exist.
FBMMA: We understand that you’re actually from Clarksville Tennessee where CFC 10 is being held. What would it mean to you to leave the cage June 26th the heavyweight champion in your hometown? It would have to make it more special right?
Jeremiah: Absolutely! Over the past 12 years, I’ve only gotten the opportunity to fight here in Clarksville a couple of times. The support I’m receiving from my people here is amazing and I truly appreciate it. We have already sold a bunch of tickets and tables. Just know that I am out here working my ass off every day to give you all the best showing I possibly can.
FBMMA: Thank you Jeremiah for giving us some time and we look forward to seeing what happens at CFC 10. We wish you luck and good fortune in your title fight, is there anyone that you would like to thank or give a shout out to before we close out your interview?
Jeremiah: Big thanks to my coach Ryan McDonald. The ones in the area that been around the fight game for a while know that name. He is one of the originals around here and one of the highest fight IQ’s in the game. Want to thank Mike Merriman and all the fighters at Wildside MMA for whooping my ass every day making me better. One more time just want to say how much I appreciate all the support I have received leading up to this fight. Last I always shout out these guys they are out here fighting the good fight helping veterans with PTSD by getting them into jiu-jitsu programs.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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