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Thursday, Jan 18, 2018

Uriah Hall’s Coach Reports Fighter is “Fine”, After Frightening Withdrawal From UFC FN 124

Uriah Hall (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Following Uriah Hall’s frightening withdrawal from UFC Fight Night 124 last weekend, his coach is reporting that the fighter’s doing well.

Hall was scheduled to fight Vitor Belfort on Sunday, but the middleweight reportedly collapsed during his weight cut. As a result, the feared striker was hospitalized overnight for precautionary reasons.

More recently, Hall’s coach, Clayton Hires, told MMA Fighting the following:

“He’s fine,” Hires said. “Mishap, but you know that’s the trials and tribulations of the fight game. You’ve gotta come back strong. Things happen, you’ve just gotta learn from them and grow. If you don’t grow, it happens again.”

Hires also reportedly said that he’s not sure what went wrong in Hall’s weight cut, but the coach added the fighter might need to consider competing at light-heavyweight.

After UFC FN 124, UFC President Dana White claimed that staff at the Performance Institute told him Hall doesn’t take his training seriously. Hires was asked to comment, and while he didn’t directly respond to White directly, the coach said they  “take every fight serious.”

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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