Early on Pat Miletich raved about Corey's ability,
"To be honest with you, Corey is one of those guys who only comes along once in a great while. I look at him like a raw piece of clay, a guy I can mold into a great fighter. If he sticks with it and continues working as hard as he has been, in my mind, there's no question he'll wind up being a world champion. He's a guy who can not only win a title but can hold it a long time. And if he does things the right way and develops the way I think he can, you're looking at a guy who is going to be at the top for a long, long time."It appears Corey did not develop and do things the "right way". At this point it is unknown where Corey is training. Prior to joining Miletich Fighting Systems, Matt Hughes approached Hill about joining the newly formed H.I.T. Squad. He declined the invitation and went to train with MFS. H.I.T. Squad would seem like a natural spot for Hill to land after his departure from MFS, but we contacted Matt Hughes' training center and they said Corey Hill was not training with them. This tells me Hill's departure from MFS was not on good terms. Hughes remains close to Pat Miletich, despite rumors of a rift. He would not accept a fighter on bad terms with Miletich.
Hill always reminded me of the "athletic freaks" NFL teams draft because they have amazing potential and can jump 15 feet high. At the end of the day, being athletic is only one of many components a successful MMA fighter must possess. I guess Miletich drafted him a few rounds too high.