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Uriah Hall Hospitalised

Hall remains in hospital following seizure

Following the news that Uriah Hall had been pulled from his bout with Vitor Belfort at UFC Fight Night 124, more information on why has come to light.

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Yesterday we reported that Uriah Hall vs Vitor Belfort had been called off at the last minute as Uriah Hall could not make the weigh-ins. Today some information on exactly why has surfaced.

Paige VanZant tweeted on Saturday “Please send Prayers up for Uriah Hall, Scariest thing I have ever seen.” indicating that something serious may have happened to Hall.

It now appears as though Hall was hospitalised after suffering a seizure on his way to the weigh-ins. Ariel Helwani reported earlier today that “Hall was on weight and en route to the morning weigh-ins when he fainted and was taken to the hospital.”

Hall made comments early in the week stating that he had been ill during the camp leading up to the cancelled bout, it is unclear if this is related to the alleged seizure, or if it was due to a bad weight cut. At this moment in time Hall will remain in the hospital for observations.

Hall’s opponent Vitor Belfort, who was supposed to call time on his career after this bout made a quick statement on his Instagram page stating he “dedicated 2 months for this training camp. Stayed away from my family and who knows me knows how hard this is for me.” He further went on to wish Hall a speedy recovery.

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Pessoal, dediquei dois meses da minha vida para esse training camp. Passei esse tempo todo longe da minha famĂ­lia e todos sabem como isso Ă© difĂ­cil para mim… Contratei os melhores profissionais q pude, minha equipe se dedicou intensamente mesmo durante as festas de final de ano. Cumpri todas minhas obrigaçÔes na semana da luta, cortei peso e subi na balança com o peso q tenho q bater para lutar… Infelizmente meu oponente teve algum problema durante o corte de peso. Torço para sua breve recuperação. Agora sĂł quero voltar para casa e ver minha famĂ­lia… Muito obrigado por todo apoio e carinho de todos os q me acompanham. I dedicated 2 months for this training camp. Stayed away from my family and who knows me knows how hard this is for me. I spent all necessary to have the best structure to achieve my goal. My team had an intense dedication even during the holidays. I did all my fight week obligations, cut the weight and made the fight weight. Unfortunately my opponent had a problem during his weight cut, I wish him a soon recovery @uriahhall .Now I just want to go back home and see my family. Thanks for all the support along this training camp.Love you all!!

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Here’s hoping Uriah Hall makes a quick recovery and we see him inside the Octagon again soon. Sound off in the comments below.


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