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Monday, Jul 12, 2021

Ryan Hall Posts Statement, Reports he Broke His Hand Shortly Into UFC 264 Loss

Ryan Hall and Ilia Topuria (right)(image via UFC/YouTube)

By FCF Staff

Ryan Hall’s game plan for his UFC 264 bout with Ilia Topuria was scrutinized and criticized by some. But, it sounds like an early injury, played a key role in how Hall approached the fight.

Hall repeatedly rolled at Topuria during the contest, in an effort to lock up the fighter’s legs and take the fight down. But, Hall was unable to secure any submissions, and Topuria finished him with strikes in round one.

More recently, Hall reported that he broke his hand, not long into the contest.

Well, that was going reasonably
well until it wasn’t. Headlock w 20 seconds left was a little ballsier than necessary…

Thanks so much to all the people whose help, guidance, and support allowed me to have the opportunity to get back to doing what I love. Without them, I could never have made it to the ring.

In no particular order (I apologize if I accidentally miss anyone):

Jeanette Hall
Firas Zahabi
Kenny Florian
Thanh Le
Carlos Vera
David Terao
Adam Benayoun
Aiemann Zahabi
Frank Rosenthal
Matthew Miller
Kody Steele
Reilly Bodycomb
Darren Uyenoyama
Justin Rader
Tom Gallicchio
Jordan Rinaldi
Tom Zurita
Devin Hanneman
Caleb Livingston
Vinh Le
Alex Vamos
Raymond Daniels
Stephen Thompson
Brent Hess
Courtney Quinn
Josh Peacock
Melanie Gonzaga
Seth Blee

Thank you also to all the people who cheered or sent messages of support. I really appreciate it.

Broke my hand on the first punch landed, but cant wait to heal up, adjust, and be back again soon.

The 36-year-old Hall (8-2) had won eight straight fights prior to facing Topuria.

posted by FCF Staff @ 2:15 pm
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