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Uriah Hall: Fight against ‘legend’ Vitor Belfort at UFC St. Louis proves I made it in MMA

UFC Fight Night: Jotko v Hall Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Uriah Hall has been doing his thing under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) banner for about four years, but now that he’s gearing up to face an all-time legend in Vitor Belfort, “Primetime” feels like he’s “made it.”

Hall and Belfort are set to lock horns in the co-main event of this weekend’s (Sat. Jan. 14, 2017) UFC Fight Night 124 event in St. Louis, Missouri, much to the chagrin of this guy. For Hall, it’s not necessarily a chance to bolster up his resume, but rather to share the Octagon with someone he grew up watching.

“I feel really good, very positive and there’s nothing bad I can say about this guy. It’s a great opportunity to go up against a legend is how I look at it,” said Hall on a recent interview on UFC Unfiltered.

“It’s not about collecting a name on a resume, for me it’s about, ‘Wow, I grew up watching you and now I’m at that level.’ So in a way it’s like you made it. I’m excited for it, so whatever he brings to the table, I am sure 100-percent I am confidently ready.”

Hopefully he’s not too star stuck once the age door slams shut.

A win over “The Phenom” would be nice for Hall, who looks to build on his win over Krzysztof Jotko in order to collect back-to-back wins for the first time since 2015.

For Belfort, he also looks to score consecutive wins for the first time in a long time by taking out one of the most creative strikers in the game today after finally getting back into the win column at UFC 212 against Nate Marquardt.

Who will prevail in this matchup of old school vs new?

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