TUF 17 alum and UFC middleweight veteran Uriah Hall was on a three-fight skid as he entered his previous fight against Krzysztof Jotko in September 2016. But fortunately for him, he was able to break the streak via a second-round knockout win, along with the Performance of the Night award.
In a recent interview with MMAjunkie Radio, Hall revealed that he was actually on the verge of giving up against Jotko.
“I was ready to quit. I was like, ‘Man, I’m done with this shit,” Hall said. “What the f—k am I doing?’”
“All of this was going through my head the whole fight, like, ‘Why am I doing this shit? This shit is stupid.’ I f—ng have a better job than this. I can be an actor and take fake punches and still get paid.”
Hall said he fought through the entire first round and opening minutes of the second round in a dazed state until a “f—k it moment” hit him.
“I literally said, ‘F—k this shit, f—k you, f–k this, f–k everybody,’” Hall recalled. “And I knocked him out.”
Hall adds that he had to dig deep and turn to some of his past performances to get him through Jotko and eventually pick up the win.
“I tapped into this (feeling) moments of my life,” he said. “An Adam Cella moment, that Dylan Andrews, Gegard (Mousasi) – I would tap into these moments, and I could never control it. And when I tapped into it, I had a glimpse of, ‘I think I know what to do,’ and it’s that f–k it moment.”
Hall’s next assignment is a co-headliner fight against Vitor Belfort at UFC Fight Night 124 on January 14th in St. Louis, Missouri.
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