UFC fighter Dennis Hallman reveals personal turmoil that prevented him fighting at UFC on FX 5

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC Lightweight Dennis Hallman reveals the reasons he missed weight and couldn't fight Thiago Tavares at UFC on FX 5: Browne vs. Bigfoot in this video interview with Frank Trigg.

UFC Lightweight Dennis Hallman failed to make weight Thursday for his scheduled UFC on FX 5: Browne vs. Bigfoot bout with Thiago Tavares. It came as no surprise when he was cut by the organization, but reports that Hallman had been paid not only his agreed upon purse for fighting but his winner's bonus led many to suspect that there was more going on with Hallman than a problem cutting weight.

Former UFC fighter Frank Trigg of MMA Oddsbreaker contacted Hallman and got the a video interview with Hallman.

In the interview Hallman reveals that he is undergoing a brutal custody dispute with his wife, whom he alleges is struggling with drug addiction. Hallman tells Trigg that he endured a complete nervous breakdown while trying to make the weight cut and that he was only even trying to make the fight because he desperately needed the money to get his daughter back.

UFC matchmaker Joe Silva told Hallman to go get a couple of wins in a smaller promotion, make weight for all his fights and he could come back.

The UFC certainly came through for Hallman in this situation and we at Bloody Elbow wish him the best.

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