The only things certain in life are death, taxes and spinning back kicks from Uriah Hall.
In February, "The Ultimate Fighter" Season 17 runner-up became a celebrity overnight after the aired taping of his vicious spinning back hook kick knockout over Adam Cella.
FightHubTV recently attended one of Hall's training sessions at Reign Training Center, and it was déjà vu all over again. In the video, Hall appears to be enjoying a light sparring session with his teammate, which quickly escalates after Hall eats an unintentional kick to the face.
After the kick and a few "oohs" and "ahhs" from those watching, the two fighters touch gloves and resume sparring. It doesn't take long before Hall repays his teammate with his patented spinning back kick to the body. The impact of the kick is felt immediately, as Hall's teammate drops to the ground gasping for air.
During the training session, Hall favors an Anderson Silva-like stance with both hands hanging deliberately at his waistline. It's quite unclear as to whether he is drilling head movement in this particular round or if he's attempting to bait his partner into making a mistake.
Someone off-camera can clearly be heard yelling, "Hands up."
Hall, who is coming off a loss to Kelvin Gastelum, officially parted ways with previous gym Tiger Schulmann's in May to join middleweight contender Mark Munoz at the Reign Training Center. On August 17, he is expected to face Nick Ring at "UFC on Fox Sports 1: Shogun vs. Sonnen." From the early looks of Hall's fight camp, one thing is clearly certain.
He still has a knack for being flashy and unpredictable.