Many fight fans were disappointed earlier today (Sat., Jan. 13, 2018) when Uriah Hall failed to weigh in and saw his co-main event showdown with former UFC champion Vitor Belfort get scrapped from tomorrow’s UFC Fight Night 124 card in St. Louis, Missouri.
Unlike most failed weight cuts, “Prime Time” didn’t even make it to the scale, which led many to believe something serious had happened. According to MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani, Hall fainted on his way to the weigh ins and was then taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation.
Was also told by two sources that the belief is Hall suffered a seizure in the midst of it all.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) January 13, 2018
What makes things even scarier is the fact that two sources told Helwani that Hall may have suffered a seizure. In order to make sure Hall is okay, the middleweight will stay in the hospital overnight.
Paige VanZant, who is also competing this weekend at UFC Fight Night 124, sent out a tweet after witnessing Hall’s collapse backstage.
Please send Prayers up for @UriahHallMMA scariest thing I have ever seen.— Paige VanZant (@PaigeVanzantUFC) January 13, 2018
Belfort, who was expecting to retire after his matchup with Hall this weekend in St. Louis, released a statement expressing his concern for the 33-year-old middleweight while remaining positive despite getting pulled from a fight with 24 hours to go. “The Phenom” had weighed in at 186 pounds prior to Hall’s off-scale incident.
While Hall has yet to discuss what exactly went wrong I’m sure something will come from “Prime Time” when he’s feeling better.
Stick with Mania for ongoing updates pertaining to Hall.