“Expect Uriah to show up, that's all I'm saying. I remember calling (UFC President) Dana (White) the next day after that loss and saying, ‘I got it. I know what I got to do and I'm fixing it.’ I'm going to be ready to show up; I didn't show up for the last couple fights. I'm showing up.” (PHOTO CREDIT: Gary A. Vasquez-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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