Uriah Hall: Luke Rockhold Make ‘Smart’ Choice To Fight ‘Easy’ Michael Bisping

Written by Tom Ngo
May 19th, 2016

UFC Uriah Hall

Uriah Hall (pictured) has done lost his mind. The inconsistent striker, who UFC president Dana White previously called a “flop” who “has no killer instinct,” claims UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold took the easy way out by accepting a fight against Michael Bisping over him.

Rockhold was slated to grant former champ Chris Weidman an immediate rematch at UFC 199 until Weidman suffered a neck injury that forced him out of the June 4 bout at the 11th hour. Bisping, being the highest ranked 185-pounder available, gladly accepted the ever elusive title tilt despite only having 17 days to prepare.

White said Bisping was Plan C after it was determined Ronoald “Jacare” Souza suffered a torn meniscus in Saturday’s easy victory over Vitor Belfort. White never mentioned if Hall, who is coming off November’s unanimous decision defeat to Robert Whittaker and is currently ranked #10 in the division, was ever a candidate to land the gig opposite Rockhold.

Hall should have been the UFC’s first call – that is, if you were to ask Hall.

Rockhold has won 14 of his past 15 fights, including five straight wins en route to capturing the middleweight throne. He submitted Bisping just three fights ago at UFC Fight Night 55.

Hall was slotted to fight former UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva this past weekend at UFC 198, but Silva was forced to pull out just four days before the tango to undergo gallbladder surgery.

Hall was the favorite to win “The Ultimate Fighter 17” back in 2013, but choked against Kelvin Gastelum in the show’s finale. The disappointment was only just beginning for the man White previously dubbed “the next Anderson Silva.”

Hall has posted a mundane 5-4 record in the UFC. But don’t tell him that’s not good enough to warrant a title shot.

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