Uriah Hall will be headlining UFC Fight Night 99, where he looks to earn a second victory over Gegard Mousasi, whom he defeated the first time at UFC Fight Night 75.
Hall doesn’t mind getting a second win over Mousasi, but there is something that the TUF alumni doesn’t like -- MMA media.
“Unfortunately, the media is terrible at their job to boost your confidence,” Hall said to MMA Junkie. “I just can’t wait to see the headline of this conversation and what it will be. But it’s a part of life. You fall down and you get back up. Unfortunately, my line of work is in the limelight. I’m on stage. I’m constantly being viewed, and as sad as it is, I’m one of those guys I would rather just show up and fight. I hate this bull(expletive). I’m just doing it so I won’t get fined, (like NFL player) Marshawn Lynch. (If it were up to me) I would never talk to the media, ever. I don’t care about money, man. For me, I care more about helping kids. When I’m off not training I’m help helping kids. The (expletive) that y’all mother(expletives) don’t see. The (expletive) that y’all don’t pay attention too. That’s the real stuff. That’s what I pay attention too. Money comes and goes. I’m not here forever. I’m trying to set a path for the next generation. That’s my passion. I can’t rely on money or materialistic things. That’s why I’m different.”
UFC Fight Night 99 takes place on Saturday, December 19 from the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland with Gegard Mousasi and Uriah Hall headlining.