DALLAS, Texas (105.3 THE FAN) – No one has been more hyped by UFC president Dana White during their time on “The Ultimate Fighter” than UFC middleweight Uriah Hall.
A member of Chael Sonnen’s team on season 17, as Hall streaked toward the finals with a highlight reel of impressive finishes, it was White that floated the idea that not only could he see Hall winning the show, but that he could also see him fighting then champion Anderson Silva sooner rather than later. Perhaps due in part to that high praise, it was also White who was openly critical of Hall when he was upset in the finals by Kelvin Gastelum and then lost again to John Howard in his UFC debut. At that point, Hall knew he needed to turn things around quickly and that’s exactly what he did, causing the tough as nails veteran Chris Leben to quit on his stool in between rounds, and then taking a unanimous decision over
Thiago Santos while fighting almost the entire fight with a broken and exposed toe. White became a believer in Hall again, and now Uriah finds himself on the main card of a highly anticipated UFC Fight Night card this Sunday (10p ET/7p PT) live on FOX Sports 1.
Listen to Richard Hunter talk to Uriah Hall about changes in opponents and turning his fortunes around: