Uriah Hall issues statement on Mayhem Miller fight: 'I feel sorry for him, I hope he gets the help he needs'

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

After temporarily losing his cool in public, Uriah Hall has been able to get his emotions in check.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight Uriah Hall ain't mad atcha.

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 runner-up was involved in a public scuffle with former TUF coach and UFC 185-pound attraction Jason Miller, after words were exchanged outside a casino last weekend in Commerce, California (more details here).

Hall gives his side of the story to MMA Weekly:

"Initially, I saw a big bald-headed dude. Then it hit me that it was Mayhem Miller. I was a little star struck, at first. He was yelling at me though, and wanted to talk to the girl. I guess it was his ex. I tried to stay calm and just diffuse things. I was still kind of shocked that it was all happening. I think I just barely clipped him. I feel sorry for him. I hope he gets the help that he needs before it gets worse."

We all do, Uriah. We all do.

Naturally, Miller has a drastically different account of what happened. According to "Mayhem," most of what mixed martial arts (MMA) fans have heard is a bunch of "lies," and that he simply slipped a punch and "punked" some guy who got in his face.

Read his account here.

Now that he's done using Miller as an impromptu sparring partner, Hall can get back into the gym to train for his upcoming scrap against Chris Leben, which takes place at UFC 168 on Dec. 28, 2013, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A fight in which he can potentially lock up his second-straight bonus.

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