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.