Some details regarding why Uriah Hall was forced out of UFC Fight Night 124 have surfaced.
On weight, Hall fainted en route to the official weigh-ins Saturday morning, MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani reported Saturday afternoon. He was taken to a local hospital shortly thereafter.
Per Helwani, Hall is awake and “feeling better,” and is currently undergoing some tests with doctors. The reporter said that Hall is believed to have suffered a seizure.
Update on Uriah Hall: according to sources, he was on weight and headed to the weigh-ins this AM. That’s when he feinted. Looked scary, I’m told. Taken to the hospital. He’s feeling better and awake. Doctors are doing tests.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) January 13, 2018
Was also told by two sources that the belief is Hall suffered a seizure in the midst of it all.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) January 13, 2018
Helwani added that Hall’s fainting “looked scary.” UFC women’s flyweight Paige VanZant, who competes in the new UFC Fight Night 124 co-main event on Sunday, said on Twitter that the scene was the “scariest thing I have ever seen.”
Please send Prayers up for @UriahHallMMA scariest thing I have ever seen.— Paige VanZant (@PaigeVanzantUFC) January 13, 2018
The UFC announced on Saturday morning after the official weigh-ins that Hall’s fight opposite Vitor Belfort was cancelled when Hall failed to weigh in within the two-hour window given to fighters.
Hall has not publicly commented on the fight cancellation and his condition.