The Association of Boxing Commissions is seemingly looking to force Uriah Hall to compete within the light heavyweight division.
Mixed martial arts legend Vitor Belfort was initially set to make his final performance inside the octagon at UFC Fight Night 124. The UFC veteran locked Uriah Hall as his opponent for the retirement fight. With that in mind, the fight would never come to pass.
Uriah Hall was pulled from the night’s event after failing to make it to the official weigh-ins. It was later revealed that Hall was transported to the local hospital due to weight management issues.
Speaking in a media scrum following UFC Fight Night 124, UFC President Dana White had some heated words concerning Hall.
“The guys at the UFC (Performance Institute) said he’s the, what’s the word – he doesn’t take it serious,” White said. “He doesn’t take his training serious, he doesn’t do what anybody tells him. He does his own thing. A week before the fight, he went to L.A. and was hanging out in L.A. in clubs and stuff. So, not good.”
Mike Mazzulli, president of the Association of Boxing Commissions, would go on speak with MMA Junkie about Hall’s missed weight.
“The ABC does have the ABC registry and we will post that Uriah Hall won’t be able to fight at that weight (185 pounds),” Mazzulli said. “There will be notes on the registry that state that he missed the weight and that he can’t fight at that weight.”