“It would just shut everybody up. And get me back on that ladder. It's just a ladder. You fall off it and you get back up. The losses will make you appreciate the wins more - it's just a growing experience. I don't like being caught up in all the BS, and it's just that - BS. There have been people who have been through this in life, who have been through this storm, and it's all about perseverance and not allowing that stuff to get to you. For me, I was just sensitive in that area. I'm learning. I'm a sponge and I'm learning and I get it. It was a problem and I'm fixing it. I'm in the best shape of my life, my head is exactly where it needs to be, and all I need to do is pretty much give the beating of the year. And that will shut everyone up.” (PHOTO CREDIT: Winslow Townson-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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