UFC President Dana White was clearly not impressed with the way Uriah Hall Vs John Howard played out at UFC Fight Night: Shogun Vs Sonnen last night in Boston, Mass. Hall was a serious threat when he was on The Ultimate Fighter, but since coming off of the show he has dropped both fights he has had. During the fight, Howard and Hall stopped to high five each other multiple times, and White would have prefered they fought instead. Last night during the post fight scrum, White when as far as to say Hall wasn’t a fighter.
“I love Uriah Hall. I have a great relationship with this kid. He’s one of the nicest human beings you can ever meet. He’s not a fighter, man.”
“If I could take Brad Pickett’s brain and heart and put it inside Uriah Hall’s body, holy shit there would be some damage done, because Uriah Hall has all the physical attributes to be amazing. He’s got speed, he’s got power, he’s unbelievable. He doesn’t have what it mentally takes to fight here. You know what I mean?”
“You’ve seen that before, you’ve seen when guys get into that whole high-fiving thing and they get, you’re in a fight. You’re here to use your martial arts to win this competition and move forward. You’re not here to high five and hug. One of the things I love about this sport is the sportsmanship that is displayed sometimes before, during, and after a fight, but it gets to a point where it gets ridiculous. That’s not what people are sitting home to watch, that’s not what people paid to come into this building to watch, hug and high five and all that.”
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