Uriah Hall, who once delivered one of the greatest knockout reel highlights in The Ultimate Fighter history, has announced that he’s retiring from MMA.
In an Instagram post, Hall wrote “I will be stepping away from the greatest sport in world” while thanking the UFC for giving him the opportunity to fight in their organization.
“It is with great sadness that I will be stepping away from the greatest sport in the world. I’m going to miss the incredible UFC staff that has became like family and the mentors I have met along the way. The UFC has given me the Best opportunity to step completely outside my comfort zone. Throughout the years I’ve gone up against some of the best in the world at the highest level. Although I did not achieve the rank of world champion i’ve acquired some of my greatest achievements from mixed martial arts and that was facing my fears and being a champion in life. I want to thank the incredible fans, you guys made the sport what it is today. It is important to have the right people around you that care for you and encourage you to become a better version of yourself. I want to thank my team my coaches my friends and my family always standing by me. You all have been the driving force that encouraged me daily. Lastly, I want to specifically thank Dana White for giving me the opportunity to collide with modern day gladiators. Thank you for always supporting me thru the good and the bad…To the next generation you are the top 1% greatest athlete’s on the planet. Will be a pleasure to watch where you all take this sport from here. I will be watching! Goforth 🙏🏿.”
Hall was a member of the The Ultimate Fighter Season 17 when he delivered a spinning back kick knock out that has been replayed over and over throughout the years.
While Hall lost The Ultimate Fighter finale against Kelvin Gastelum, he had a pretty solid career spanning nearly 9 years and defeating the likes of Anderson Silva, and Gegard Mousasi