Dana White on Uriah Hall: ‘He doesn’t do what anybody tells him’
Uriah Hall faile to even make the scales before his bout with Vitor Belfort at UFC Fight Night 124.
Hall allegedly feinted on the day of the weigh-ins and was taken to hospital. It’s also believed that the he suffered a seizure. UFC women’s strawweight Paige VanZant said it was the scariest thing she’s ever seen.
UFC president Dana White thinks it is all Hall’s fault since he was not taking his weight cut seriously.
“The guys at the UFC (Performance Institute) said he’s the, what’s the word – he doesn’t take it serious,” White said, per MMA Junkie’s Mike Bohn and John Morgan. “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.”
“What I think (Hall) needs to think about is fight at 205,” he said. “Fight at 205 or show up and do what you’re supposed to do. There’s ways to cut weight properly and safely. You need to start doing that. That’s why we are encouraging everybody to come to the UFC Performance Institute. That’s why all the guys down there do what they’re supposed to do and do it the right way, cut weight safely. The guys who don’t listen, this is what happens. 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.”