“I know Chris is going to come forward and I know he's been saying that. Only thing I can say is, 'Come at me, bro.' (Laughs) I don't think I could ask for better target practice than that. You come forward and you don't move your head, that's perfect. As far as pressuring me, he doesn't know me, he hasn't fought me before. I know I'm fast and he's going to have to catch me. Even if he catches me, I am going to hit him. I can hit him from anywhere. I can just pop him with everything I got. I want him to come at me; I'm looking forward to that. When he said that, I was like, 'Perfect!'” (PHOTO CREDIT: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)
UFC middleweight Uriah Hall (7-4) looked like a star in the making during his run to the Ultimate Fighter 17 final against Kelvin Gastelum. However, he lacked the spark he showed on TUF 17 during their scrap and lost a Split Decision. In his follow-up fight against John Howard he looked similarly stumped and once again fell on the scorecards. However, when he locks horns with Chris Leben (22-10) at UFC 168, Hall has guaranteed fans will see a different fighter resembling the one they became accustomed to on the reality show rather than the fish-out-of-water from his last two tilts. The 29-year old recently spoke to UFC.com about what has changed and why he looks forward to facing an aggressive opponent like Leben.
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