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Uriah Hall on Israel Adesanya – “I Want To Fight That F*cker So Bad”

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UFC Middleweight Uriah Hall recently spoke to MMAFighting and stated his intent to climb the ranks until he gets a Middleweight title shot. Hall’s next fight against veteran Chris Weidman was pushed back from UFC 258 due to a positive COVID-19 test for the former Champion Weidman.

Whilst not looking past his next fight, Uriah Hall did say that he’s got his sights set on Israel Adesanya and the belt. Adesanya is set to challenge at 205 and the Light Heavyweight Championship next; looking to become a champ-champ in UFC by defeating Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259. Hall would say that Adesanya is being ‘gifted’ the opportunity to pick his own fights and not contend with more talent in the Middleweight ranks.

Uriah Hall on Adesanya

“I know this is just gonna get me in trouble; I think this dude’s just picking fights, man,” Hall told What the Heck. “He’s [Adesanya] picking fights, and maybe he has that leverage. But maybe [I think that way] because I want to fight him so bad. I really want to fight him.”

“The last time I wanted to fight someone so bad was Josh Samman on The Ultimate Fighter,” Hall continued. “I want to fight him so bad because I get him. There’s not a lot of dynamic people left, and for those who are dynamic and not winning, they’re trying to be flashy. [I’m talking about] that dynamic with fluidity. I have that fluidity. It’s coming out. I lost it for awhile because I was in La La Land but man, I’m putting my sh*t together.”

“Good god, I want to fight this f*cker so bad,” Hall explained. “But with the politics, the media, it’s like someone saying, ’˜Well, you’re not worthy.’ Or, it’s the ranking system: ’˜We here think you’re number eight. We feel that you’re number eight. We’ve never competed before, but we think you’re number eight.’ Get the f*ck out of here.”

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