Uriah Hall had a pretty scary episode on his way to weigh-ins for UFC St. Louis yesterday - so scary that UFC strawweight Paige VanZant said it was the scariest thing that she has ever seen.
Hall was on his way to weigh-in for tonight's fight card when he fainted and was subsequently taken to the hospital as a result. Multiple sources tell MMA Fighting that it's believed Hall suffered a seizure during the episode.
He was removed from his co-main event fight against former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort as a result of the failed weight cut, and the fight was expected to be the Brazilian's retirement fight.
MMA Fighting reports that Hall is now awake and talking as of Saturday night but will still be held overnight for observation.
The 33-year-old has never had issues making weight in the past as he has fought at 185 pounds for the majority of his career.
Hall comes off of a huge knockout win over Krzysztof Jotko in Pittsburgh this past September. Here's the UFC's official statement on the matter, which they released yesterday:
"Sunday’s UFC Fight Night co-main event between Uriah Hall and Vitor Belfort has been called off after Hall was unable to make weight for the bout at Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
"The card, which airs on FS1, will proceed with 11 bouts. Moving to the main card is the featherweight bout between Darren Elkins and Michael Johnson, while the bantamweight clash between Kyung Ho Kang and Guido Cannetti moves to the FS1 prelims."
As noted, UFC strawweight Paige VanZant, one of the UFC's biggest stars who will be competing on the card later tonight, said that the incident with Hall was the scariest thing she has ever seen:
What are your thoughts on Hall reportedly having a seizure before weighing in for his UFC St. Louis fight with Vitor Belfort? Do you think that Hall will now have to move up a weight class after this recent episode? And why all of a sudden do you think Hall is having trouble making weight at middleweight? Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments section below!
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