UFC has lost a very special middleweight fighter. Uriah Hall has decided to close the curtains on his very long career in the sport of mixed martial arts. This retirement will come off as shocking news to many fans as Hall announces his retirement on social media with a very heart-touching message.
Uriah Hall is one of the most talented middleweight fighters that has graced the UFC octagon. The fighter has been putting on great fights for his fans since the year 2013. He has a record of 18-11 in his professional mixed martial arts career and finally believes it is time that he hung his gloves. Uriah has fought top middleweights from two different generations.
There has never been a time when Uriah turned down a fight. He has always been a company’s man and his retirement will surely sadden a lot of fans. Hall has fought top names like Robert Whittaker, Gegard Mousasi, Anderson Silva, Chris Weidman, and many other top middleweights throughout his career. Hall decided to announce his retirement on Instagram and has a very long, emotional message to the fans and the company.
Uriah Hall thanks Dana White in his emotional retirement speech
Uriah’s last two fights inside the octagon have been very tough decision losses. The fighter lost to Sean Strickland and Andre Muniz in his last two fights. His last win came off against former champion Chris Weidman at UFC 261 during the devastating accident. In his retirement message, Chris wrote, “It is with great sadness that I will be stepping away from the greatest sport in the world.”
“I’m going to miss the incredible UFC staff that has became like family and the mentors I have met along the way. The UFC has given me the Best opportunity to step completely outside my comfort zone,” continued Weidman in his Instagram post. The fighter acknowledges that he could not achieve the rank of a world champion but he sure takes pride in facing his opponents with no fear and being a champion in life.
Finally, Uriah took his opportunity to thank the UFC boss, Dana White in his retirement statement. “I want to specifically thank Dana White for giving me the opportunity to collide with modern day gladiators. Thank you for always supporting me thru the good and the bad,” said Uriah “Prime Time” Hall. We wish Uriah Hall the best of luck in whatever future venture he decides to pursue after his amazing fighting career. What were some of the best Uriah Hall moments you’ve watched?