TUF 17 Spoiler: Adam Cella Talks Uriah Hall Fight, Reveals Who Went to Hospital

McKinley NobleCorrespondent IFebruary 5, 2013

Pictured: Uriah Hall (left) vs. Adam Cella (right). Photo Credit: FX
Pictured: Uriah Hall (left) vs. Adam Cella (right). Photo Credit: FX

Season 17 of The Ultimate Fighter has been drawing more attention than previous seasons thanks to its new night and high level of middleweight talent.

But one of the most intriguing things about the show this time around has been the identity of a "mystery fighter" whom UFC president Dana White claims sent all four of his opponents to the hospital.

But according to Team Jon Jones fighter Adam Cella, that's not really anything to get excited about.

As the St. Louis native confirmed to local publication St. Louis Magazine, the ambulance scene from the Episode 3 preview actually has nothing to do with his fight against Team Chael Sonnen's No. 1 pick, Uriah Hall:

In the previews of that episode, they show a clip of a black guy getting into an ambulance, and my friends got real excited because they assumed it was [my opponent] Uriah Hall. But it's another guy on the show, Kevin Casey.

You really can't know what happens until you see the episode. Also, what a lot of people don’t realize is that all you have to say after a fight is that you have a headache or your hands hurt, and they send you to the hospital. Everyone goes to the hospital. It doesn’t mean anything.

Although many other MMA fans figured out Kevin Casey's hospital visit from careful analysis of the clips used in highlight reels by FX, this seems to suggest that Hall doesn't walk away as the loser after his fight against Cella.

That would mean that at the conclusion of Episode 3, Team Sonnen may be up 2-0 on Team Jones, with Coach Chael Sonnen retaining his pick of the match-ups. However, what's still not certain is whether or not Hall is one of the two finalists.

Cella also noted that he was surprised by Sonnen, calling the opposing team leader one of the most "intelligent, down-to-earth" people in the cast.

To find out the aftermath of Hall vs. Cella on FX as it happens, make sure to follow B/R MMA's live results and play-by-play as we break down the fight. Shortly afterward, we'll also provide a brief analysis of the next first-round elimination bout.


McKinley Noble is an MMA conspiracy theorist and FightFans Radio writer. His work has appeared in GamePro, Macworld and PC World. Talk with him on Twitter.