Coach Says Uriah Hall Would Dominate At Light Heavyweight


Uriah Hall was supposed to fight former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Vitor Belfort at UFC Fight Night St. Louis, but health issues arose during the weigh-ins and the fight was canned.

UFC President Dana White has suggested Hall move up a weight class to light heavyweight, which is a division that Hall’s coach in Clayton Hires says the fighter would dominate in.

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“I think he would dominate there,” Hires said to MMA Fighting. “There’s a couple guys you got to worry about. I think he’d be a top five. It’s something that we’re discussing.”

Hall has yet to comment on the move himself, but has competed just at middleweight thus far in the UFC and throughout his professional MMA career.

Hires also believes that the weigh-in issues for Hall started because his body is starting to undergo changes as the fighter gets older. Hall is 33 years old right now and the UFC veteran's turning 34 in six months time. 

“You get past 30 [years old] and things start changing, the body changes. That’s the way it is,” says Hires.

The potential light heavyweight earned a 6-6-0 record during his time at middleweight, but has an overall record of 13-8-0.

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