Uriah Hall Talks About the Influence Ronda Rousey Has Had on His UFC Career

Damon Martin@@DamonMartinContributor IMay 20, 2013

Former The Ultimate Fighter finalist Uriah Hall had a mountain of expectations following him into his finale fight against former teammate Kelvin Gastelum last month in Las Vegas.

Hall came up short in his efforts and was accused of not taking Gastelum seriously, letting the hype of the show go to his head and all manner of problems that cost him the fight.

Needless to say, Hall didn't buy any of that and just chalked it up to a bad day for him and a good day for Gastelum.

After the fight, Hall was ready to immediately jump back into training to try to forget the bad memories of the loss he just suffered, but instead, UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey offered him some sage advice and he took it.

"After the finale, she convinced me to come down there and just take some time off," Hall said about Rousey. "I was actually ready to go back to training. Just hanging out with her and watching how her mindset is with a lot of things, and it motivated me to get back in there and just push even harder."

Following his exit from his old gym at Team Tiger Schulmann's in New York, Hall has landed at Mark Munoz's Reign Training Center for now while he's on the West Coast to pick up some training.

While there, he discussed several hot topics, including Vitor Belfort's dramatic spinning head kick knockout from over the weekend that mimicked Hall's own finish while on The Ultimate Fighter.  He also talks about his time on the show and much more.