Dana White Says Uriah Hall Isn't a Fighter Following UFC Fight Night 26
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.18.2013
He's too nice...
Dana White spoke last night with MMAjunkie about Uriah Hall's split decision loss at UFC Fight Night 26. Check out the highlights:
On Hall: "I love Uriah Hall. I have a great relationship with this kid. He's one of the nicest human beings you'll ever meet. He's not a fighter, man."
on speaking with Hall after losing at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale: "He was this killer that everybody was afraid of on 'TUF.' Then he comes in to the big show, where it all really matters and where this is going to make your livelihood and everything else, and he turns into this different person, this super-nice guy. He was telling me when I talked to him after 'TUF' like, 'You know, I just really like [Gastelum]. He's a really nice guy.' OK. Well that really nice guy just took every f---ing thing you ever wanted. Do you understand what I'm saying to you?"
On Hall's skills vs. his personality: "If I could take Brad Pickett's brain and heart and put it inside Uriah Hall's body, holy s--t there would be some damage done. Uriah Hall has all the physical attributes to be amazing. He's got speed. He's got power. He's just unbelievable. He doesn't have what it mentally takes to fight here. That was a high-five competition. Listen, you're a nice guy. I get it. We're not here to f---ing high five. We're not here to shake hands. You do all that s--t when the fight's over. You're here to fight."
On whether Hall will be released: "I don't know. I've got to think about this one."