Uriah Hall: Israel Adesanya 'danced with Anderson' Silva, and I 'finished it'

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  1. KazDibiase "My style is kneeing people in the face."

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    LAS VEGAS – Uriah Hall believes he got over a meaningful career hump on Saturday when he beat Anderson Silva in the UFC on ESPN+ 39 main event.

    Hall (16-9 MMA, 9-7 UFC) has long been a fighter who many think has failed to live up to his potential inside the octagon. He got a defining win over Silva (34-11 MMA, 17-7 UFC), though, when he scored a fourth-round TKO in the middleweight headliner at the UFC Apex.

    Like many fighters, Hall said he was a career-long admirer of Silva. He had to separate emotion from business inside the octagon, though, and he said he now feels championship-ready.

    “It would be right next to (winning the title),” Hall told reporters, including MMA Junkie, post-fight at UFC on ESPN+ 39. “It’s kind of like that hump to say, ‘Hey, you’re here bro – you can fly.’ I’ll do it.”

    Although Hall kept his composure in the fight, it wasn’t the case after he dropped and stopped Silva. All the emotions came pouring out once the referee pulled him off, then the two athletes shared a long embrace in the cage. Hall was crying after the emotional outcome, and he said a lot his reaction was born out of sad feelings.

    “I felt bad,” Hall said. “Leading up to the fight, there’s a lot of emotions and we all know Anderson is a ‘G’ and what he’s done for the sport. So for me to beat him up and potentially kill him is weird. Right after the event, all the emotions just came out. Even today, I woke up like, ‘I’m fighting him? (Expletive).’ So I said I’m sorry.”

    Hall has long looked to turn himself into a contender at 185 pounds, and beating Silva seems like a solid start. He now put together three consecutive wins since joining the Dallas-based Fortis MMA, and reigning champ Israel Adesanya was seated cageside for the contest. Hall said he enjoyed Adesanya’s presence, and made sure to point out the he did what Adesanya couldn’t when he fought Silva at UFC 234: Finish the fight.

    “I know he danced with Anderson, and I was the guy that finished it,” Hall said. “I know there’s an age difference. … He’s the champ. He had to do what he had to do to get to where he is. There’s respect. I knew he was out here. My guess, he was trying to see holes in me or give Anderson the rematch. I thought I looked sloppy out there.”

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  2. GoshiShun17 Red Belt

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    This guy is disgusting me....
     
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  3. Megatronlee Red Belt

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    Meh
     
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  4. dildos Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    tbf izzy could have finished anderson if anderson accepted a 5 rounder...
     
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  5. xP Silver Belt

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    Silva would have won a decision against Hall if it was three rounds lmao.
     
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    “That’s the seed, cocksuckers” - Kenny Florian.
     
  7. flowoftruth Brown Belt

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    i lke uriah but silva gifted it him a little bit charging straight forward with his chin up in the air
     
  8. The XL Red Belt

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    If this fight was a 3 rounder like his fight with Israel was, Anderson likely would have won the decision.
     
  9. TimeToTrain Brown Belt

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    “So for me to beat him up and potentially kill him is weird.”
     
  10. Summoning Silver Belt

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    He is just showing he still hungry for the title.

    No reason to hate.
     
  11. MadNIghtKing Blue Belt

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    His next fight can be that old man Conor punched in that pub
     
  12. Chael_Sonnen You're looking at the reflection of perfection. Platinum Member

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    How lmao. Jesus dude, you have a chip on your shoulder as large as Izzys.
     
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  13. Huligani Number One Bullshit

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    Uriah Hall will never be close to the top 5.
     
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  14. is a Click the image but nothing really happens.

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    Yea Hall seems kind of thoughtful about that. It's a fight that can cause damage but if there's actually a chance of death the ref will jump in and stop it + medical team will assist.

    But then it's pretty difficult to actually seriously want to hurt someone if you respect them and they did you no wrong for the most part. At best if you do, it's just business and life goes on as usual.

    The only exception is when personal tensions and possible racial tensions start to get involved and the other side wants to dismantle someone's POV and beliefs. It'd probably be open season at that point.

    Sum it up: Hall is a really nice dude IRL and most likely won't cause others suffering for fun. He most likely won't abuse people irl either.
     
  15. car epic win Purple Belt

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    Uriah Hall is the worlds biggest disappointment. Had so much potential.
     
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    You mean Gynobender's tits?
     
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  17. is a Click the image but nothing really happens.

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    He may still have that potential now that he broke through the main thing that was holding him back.
     
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  18. FireKidWS TheMeanStreets

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    Yeah man why dont you like Hall?

    Seems like a pretty genuine dude
     
  19. WilliamJansen Blue Belt

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    If the fight was three rounds, both fighters would have a different approach. Peak Hall (sadly) beats Current Silva in any format.
     
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  20. toowoomba White Belt

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    It was Feb 2019.
    One and a half years ago.
    After 40, you gets slower&weaker every week.
    The Spider who fought Gynobender is a different animal when compared to last night's Spider.
     

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