Jiu-Jitsu ace Ryan Hall has described the injury that has caused him to pull out of his fight with Dan Ige, and extend his hiatus from the cage.
Hall hasn't fought inside the UFC cage since defeating Darren Elkins in July 2019, and he was expected to return in March against Ige, but in a recent interview, Hall detailed the injury that has caused him to pull out of that bout.
“I tore my hip flexor. Almost ripped it off the bone when someone accidentally fell on me in training,” Hall said (h/t BJPenn.com) “I tried to train through it and it made it worse. Went to the doctor, got an MRI, and will be out 8-12 weeks for a full recovery. In physical therapy every day now. I should be good to go by April.
Hall then went on to detail his plans for his return, saying he is hoping for a matchup against Jeremy Stephens, in either April or May.
“I hope to fight Stephens or someone similar as soon as health allows which should be April or May,” Hall said. “I would be very excited to face a challenge like him who is a super tough dude.”
Ideally, this means we won't have to wait too long to get a chance to see Hall's grappling brilliance back inside the cage.