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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White has some advice for Uriah Hall, who reportedly fainted and got hospitalized while cutting weight for the UFC Fight Night 124 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1.
Spend more time training and less time clubbing.
“The guys at the UFC (Performance Institute) said he’s the, what’s the word – he doesn’t take it serious,” White said after the fight (via MMA Junkie). “He doesn’t take his training serious, he doesn’t do what anybody tells him. He does his own thing. A week before the fight, he went to L.A. and was hanging out in L.A. in clubs and stuff. So, not good.”
Hall (13-8) failed to live up to the hype he generated as a finalist on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 back in spring of 2013, going just 6-6 across 12 fights while struggling to find consistency in the crowded middleweight division.
What I think (Hall) needs to think about is fight at 205,” White continued. “Fight at 205 or show up and do what you’re supposed to do. And much like Kelvin Gastelum and the Johny Hendricks and the other people out there – if you can’t make that weight, then fight at the higher weight division.”
Hall was expected to fight Vitor Belfort at UFC St. Louis over the weekend but there is no word yet on whether or not that fight will be rebooked for an upcoming event or if both fighters will be sent on their separate ways.
Just don’t “Count” on this fight.
Well, so much for Vitor Belfort’s retirement fight. Uriah Hall, who was supposed to face the Brazilian at UFC Fight Night 124 tomorrow night, didn’t weigh-in. Reports are still hazy, but it sounds like a medical issue. This is a bummer for Belfort, who now has to wait for a new dance partner and UFC […]
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With just more than 24 hours to go, UFC Fight Night 124 has lost its co-main event, as middleweight Uriah Hall failed to step on the scales earlier today (Sat., Jan. 13, 2018) for official weigh ins (full results here).
UFC broadcaster Brendan Fitzgerald announced that Hall could not step on the scale at the end of the weigh-in window, but offered no reason for the disappearance. As a result of Hall’s inability to make weight, his anticipated showdown with former UFC champion Vitor Belfort has been scrapped from the card.
According to a recent report by MMAjunkie’s John Morgan, Hall was apparently one pound away from the 186-pound threshold before medical issues forced him to stop cutting weight.
I’m told Hall was only one pound off, with everything looking good, before complications forced his removal for medical reasons. #UFCSTL
— John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) January 13, 2018
This is an unfortunate turn of events not only for Hall, who was on the cusp of his most high-profile Octagon appearance to date, but also Belfort, who was planning on walking away from mixed martial arts (MMA) after this weekend in St. Louis.
Hall revealed earlier this week in an interview with MMAjunkie that his “body shut down” last month, so maybe that had something to do with his weight-cut struggles. For what it’s worth, “Prime Time” has never failed to successfully make weight in his UFC career.
As a result of the co-main event fallout, Michael Johnson’s featherweight debut opposite Darren Elkins will now be moved to the main card.
Stick with Mania for further updates on Hall’s condition.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, can add yet another accolade to her illustrious combat sports career, which already boasts a mixed martial arts (MMA) world title, as well as a bronze medal in Olympic Judo.
The International Sports Hall of Fame, class of 2018.
The ceremony takes place March 3, 2018, as part of the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio, a 501(c) Non Profit Foundation “established to honor the world’s greatest athlete legends in all sports.”
Joining “Rowdy” at this year’s induction ceremony is WWE wrestler and movie star David Bautista, former UFC champion Bas Rutten, New Zealand television personality Phil Keoghan, and Dr. Terry and Jan Todd, who did a bunch of stuff that I’m sure was important.
Rousey has not competed inside the Octagon since her technical knockout loss to Amanda Nunes in late 2016. In addition to her various movie projects, “Rowdy” is expected to make her WWE debut later this year.