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Uriah Hall Says His Body Shut Down During UFC Fight Night 124 Training Camp

January 12, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Uriah Hall spoke with MMAjunkie ahead of his fight with Vitor Belfort at UFC Fight Night 124. Highlights are below:

On physical issues due to pushing himself too hard during the lead-up to the fight: “Three weeks ago, my body shut down.”

On his emotional turmoil due to the suicide of coach Robert Follis and a best friend passing away: “Then prior to that, I was sick for three weeks. I was breaking. I called my sister. I pretty much cried every night. I called my sister and said, ‘I can’t do this. What do I do?’ I called my mom. My mom’s like, ‘You’ve got to embrace it. It’s happening.’”

On the difficult experience helping him refocus: “It just kind of made me zone in on what’s really important,” he said.