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Horrors Of Uriah Hall’s Failed Weight Cut Results In Strong Reaction From MMA Community

After the news emerged that Uriah Hall endured a rather horrific failed weight cut on Saturday, the fans rightfully expressed their outrage at the current system.

It was reported that UFC St. Louis’ co-main event headliner Uriah Hall would be forced out of his middleweight match-up with Vitor Belfort following his failure to make it to the scales at the show’s official weigh ins.

And while it was initially unclear what was wrong with the former Ultimate Fighter finalist, after a while it emerged that Hall had fainted.

The MMA community were understandably outraged at seeing yet another instance of a fighter’s health being put at risk by the controversial practice of weight cutting, and while a lot of sympathy was directed at Vitor Belfort – who lost out on his retirement fight – the wellbeing of Hall sparked a debate amongst the fans over the ethics surrounding depleting yourself for an advantage over your opponent.

Is it really going to be a case of nothing being changed until it’s too late? Too often we’ve seen fighters risking their health to gain a small weight advantage and while Hall’s case does sound particularly rough, it will surely not be the last while the current rules are in place.

Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena

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