WATCH: Dana White asks UFC fighter to “Stay Black”


WATCH: Dana White asks UFC fighter to “Stay Black”

Dana White asks fighter to stay black

The Ultimate Fighter Season 17 was full of highlights but the one moment that stands out the most till today is Dana White making one of the most iconic snippets in UFC history.

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Dana White never fails to make an appearance on The Ultimate Fighter show. On TUF 17 which was coached by Chael Sonnen and Jon Jones, Dana White had an amazing moment with finalist Uriah Hall during one of the episodes. One of the most popular clips from The Ultimate Fighter Season 17 was when Dana said, “Aye, stay black” to Uriah as he walked out of the room. Uriah’s response was hilarious as he replied, “I ain’t got no choice.”

Dana White
Dana White

To put things into context, Uriah, was part of Team Sonnen, who was represented by the color ‘Black’ while Team Jones was represented by the color ‘Red’. White asked Uriah to stay in Team Sonnen and Hall’s response turned the moment into an amazing meme/snippet for the years to follow. It is still one of the best moments of the season.

Watch the hilarious moment below:

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Dana White and Uriah Hall’s relationship over the time

Dana White Uriah Hall
Dana White and Uriah Hall

At the end of The Ultimate Fighter season 17, Uriah ended up losing the finale via split decision to his teammate from Team Sonnen, Kelvin Gastelum. Uriah fighting an amazing bout ended up in his favor as he continued to fight for the UFC. Hall has been fighting in the UFC since 2013 and is still going strong as a contender in the UFC middleweight division.

However, during one of Uriah’s tough runs in the promotion, Dana was very close to cutting him off the roster. Despite Hall being one of the best talents to emerge out of TUF, White believed he was not cut to be a fighter. “He’s not a fighter, man. He has all the physical attributes…he doesn’t have what it mentally takes to fight,” said Dana in one of his comments on the middleweight fighter in 2013.

When Uriah headlined an event with Anderson Silva at UFC Vegas 12, Hall got the knockout win against the former champ but the UFC boss was not too pleased with the performance. “I couldn’t give a sh*t what he has to say or think. He’s not in there with me at that given time,” said Hall responding to White’s response in 2020.

Also read Uriah Hall, Andre Muniz middleweight fight rebooked for UFC 276 on July 2

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