Uriah Hall Quotes

Man, when you’re eating healthy, there is no favorite meal. It’s boring. It’s not for you, it’s for your body.

Uriah Hall

You don’t want to play it too safe in life. You’ve got to take risks, depending on the outcome how you took it is a big thing. You don’t want to say ‘I could have.’

Uriah Hall

I just have to take out whoever is in front of me and go for the strap. You just have to play the game.

Uriah Hall

I know how to punch and kick, I know how to do stuff most people can’t.

Uriah Hall

I make jokes all the time. I have a different type of sense of humor.

Uriah Hall

Depression is a real thing, and if you don’t have the right support group, support system, you won’t get out of it, man.

Uriah Hall

That was always my biggest concern. I didn’t want to lose. I put too much pressure on myself and it caused me not to perform.

Uriah Hall

If I go out there, I’m in that cage by myself. There’s no one in there with me so I have nothing to prove to anyone but myself.

Uriah Hall

As much as I love the level of competition, I don’t generally like to hurt people. Unfortunately, that’s what I do for a living.

Uriah Hall

At the end of the day, I know me better than anyone.

Uriah Hall

When you’re eating healthy you feel better. I know when I eat good I feel good.

Uriah Hall

You win a fight, you feel good. You lose a fight, you question yourself.

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It’s good to make plans, but you don’t know what’s going to happen when you wake up tomorrow.

Uriah Hall

Alone time is sitting down in a room, close the door, close your eyes and say, ‘Alright Uriah, what’s up?’

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I throw some crazy stuff.

Uriah Hall

When the bullying got really bad I was cutting school – didn’t realize they were going to call your house. My mom got a call and was yelling at me. I kind of broke down and cried.

Uriah Hall

Mental coaches are kinda like making your bed. You have to consistently do it, which is okay, because training your mind is very important. But what if I put all that energy into doing it myself? I’m not saying I wouldn’t take help, but I’m not going to make it a priority to give you all the power to say ‘I need you.’

Uriah Hall

I lost a couple fights in a row, and something wasn’t there. I felt the passion went adrift, and I got distracted in some way.

Uriah Hall

I learned I’m allergic to a lot of things, a lot of foods.

Uriah Hall

I always find ways to work out in my hotel room. I turn the heat up so I can sweat more, and I do squat on the chairs, like one-legged squats. It will help a lot if I have my resistance band.

Uriah Hall

It’s just one of those things coming off the boat, especially in New York City. I didn’t have style. I was dark skinned – still am, and they would pick on me for that. And it was other black kids, too. I was looking at this kid I’m like you’re black, too. What do you mean I’m black? I understand now that’s just a way of degrading you.

Uriah Hall

A lot of athletes, when you do something for so long, that’s what you identify as. You’re a football player only or you’re a fighter only. People don’t see that. You walk outside and you’re like, wait, there’s nothing else for me to do?

Uriah Hall

It depends on where I’m going, but a small item I usually take is a resistance band for resistance training like push-ups squats or sit ups. It’s basic work but I can add tension.

Uriah Hall

It’s the hardest thing to do to persevere and work hard and work for it because things are going to get in the way. People are going to get in the way. Your own self is going to get in the way.

Uriah Hall

After leaving MMA, I fell into a really big hole. I fell into a deep depression.

Uriah Hall

My goal is to go out there and be the best.

Uriah Hall

For me, it was fun to work with a phenomenal guy like Machida. I was in awe. I had to snap out of it and focus or else I_d get knocked out.

Uriah Hall

I know how to hit you differently in every area with one foot. I know how to do it, but it’s a part of the fight game.

Uriah Hall

Jake Paul did what he had to do to win, but I definitely felt it for Anderson.

Uriah Hall

You want to perform so badly for that crowd, or you worry too much about what others think of you. You don’t want to lose.

Uriah Hall

I know people are going to say ‘Oh man, this guy is good, he could be the next whatever.’ I don’t want to compare myself to anyone else. I’m me.

Uriah Hall

I was inspired by video games and always thought, man, if I can pull something like that off that would be cool.

Uriah Hall

When I’m off not training I’m help helping kids.

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I never try to look at anything and say ‘Oh this person’s not that good.’

Uriah Hall

Money comes and goes.

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I love to think outside the box.

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I think I had a mini-seizure and at the same time a slight heart attack.

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You can’t just stumble around. I don’t want to be a journeyman like that.

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I’m a martial artist, not a fighter.

Uriah Hall

You have flaws. Yeah, you have ups and downs, but they are your ups and downs. They’re your lessons.

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It could be the simplest thing and I think I’m gonna win. I’m gonna do it.

Uriah Hall

There’s a time you need to listen to your body.

Uriah Hall

I’ve cut weight over 20 times. I’m used to it.

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I’m beyond competitive. You should see me playing video games.

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I’m confident in my world.

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The first thing you have to have is belief.

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I hate fight week.

Uriah Hall

I’m traditional. I’m like a samurai. I’m a martial artist. I’m a sniper. I know things about the body.

Uriah Hall

Even when I seemed to have a bunch of pictures on the UFC website, and they were saying ‘who’s going to make it and who’s not going to make it,’ or ‘is this guy going to be the next Ultimate Fighter,’ I just kind of sat back and just watched how people come up with stuff.

Uriah Hall

I don’t back up with boxing gloves on. I take a couple shots, but I’ll come at you.

Uriah Hall

Unfortunately, my line of work is in the limelight.

Uriah Hall

As an athlete, you sometimes put unnecessary pressure on yourself.

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I don’t care about money, man. For me, I care more about helping kids.

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I can’t rely on money or materialistic things. That’s why I’m different.

Uriah Hall

You know your worth as you get older in your career, I think, especially when you put a lot on the line for it and some people feel like they deserve more.

Uriah Hall

I’ve got nothing but respect for Chris Weidman. He’s truly one of the best. It is a crazy story that he was the first man I fought that defeated me, that introduced me to fear.

Uriah Hall

It was a relief to get my first win in the UFC and for me fighting is a scary experience so it’s about going out there and overcoming that fear.

Uriah Hall

You learn nothing from your wins, but you learn a lot from your defeats.

Uriah Hall

It’s important to have goals to reach to.

Uriah Hall

I like figure skating, because it’s articulate, and I’m that type of guy. But hey, we’re all weird in our own way.

Uriah Hall

If you put a big obstacle in front of me, I will figure it out.

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I’m retired from mixed martial arts but I’m not retired from making money.

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I don’t want to be fake. I was taught to be myself.

Uriah Hall

I know guys out there that aren’t making as much as the ring card girls.

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I enjoy the idea of picking someone apart. I’m more of an martial artist, and for me it’s just getting things perfect. It’s trying to get to that perfection level, even though I know that’s not something that I can achieve.

Uriah Hall

It’s like, no one’s really the best fighter in the world. It’s the best fighter that day, that time, that moment. And that’s what I love about MMA, because anybody can be beaten.

Uriah Hall

If I live in the past, I’m gonna get depressed. If I go too far in the future, it brings anxiety.

Uriah Hall

A buddy of mine made a comment, ‘are you afraid to be in the ring?’ It’s a little nerve-racking to be in there, but I’m not afraid to be in there. I’m more afraid to what I might do to my opponent.

Uriah Hall

I’m just going to play the politic card and just whoever the UFC needs me to beat, or whoever the UFC thinks can beat me and get to the top.

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The mind is a big deal in this sport.

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Anderson Silva’s a legend.

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If you’re not going after you’re dreams, you just exist.

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I think, in my mind, just like a lot of people, you have to feel like you’re the best, like, you’re number one.

Uriah Hall

It’s so hard to switch careers.

Uriah Hall

The realm of a fight’s existence is to step outside of your comfort zone for a split second – to be so ridiculously uncomfortable that it’s frightening and scary – and only a few people have accomplished that. I’m one of those trying to accept that.

Uriah Hall

I never underestimate anybody.

Uriah Hall

The best you can do about someone hating on you, is just accept it. Take that as a positive thing, because if they’re talking about you behind your back, it means you’re definitely ahead of them, and in front of him, and it definitely means you’re doing something right, which gives them enough time to think about you.

Uriah Hall

What a lot of people didn’t realize was I had stomach problems, which made it hard for me to digest food.

Uriah Hall

I think you can learn from any situation.

Uriah Hall

I’m the type of guy I have to be interested in something. If it’s fun, if I see something that’s challenging, then I’ll do it. If it won’t be challenging, then I won’t do it.

Uriah Hall

Listen, I love challenges. That’s why I’m so creative.

Uriah Hall

I’m a big fan of Michael Jai White.

Uriah Hall

Adesanya’s picking his fights.

Uriah Hall

I actually learned a kick from Michael Jai White. He has, what, seven black belts? So that guy’s actually legit.

Uriah Hall

I know my goals. I know what I’m going to do.

Uriah Hall

I was crafty. I was creative, and this creativity is something you have to feed. Of course, there was a portion in my career where I forgot about that creativity because when you start to listen to people, you start to listen to these negative affirmations, things, comments, or opinions that you slowly start to forget who you are.

Uriah Hall

You don’t want to just exist, you want to get the most out of life.

Uriah Hall

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.

Uriah Hall

That’s the cool thing about MMA: You just never know what’s going to happen.

Uriah Hall

I’m trying to set a path for the next generation. That’s my passion.

Uriah Hall

How is Arianny Celeste… she’s a ring girl, right? How does she make more money than some of the fighters in the Octagon who are risking their lives? Doesn’t make sense to me.

Uriah Hall

Listen, the UFC opened my career and extended my career. I made a great deal and everybody’s contract is different.

Uriah Hall

When you have a dream, you’re thinking about it, but when you’re actually living it out, it’s surreal.

Uriah Hall

I’m a competitor. I’m the guy that goes out there for a million times until I win.

Uriah Hall

I really love Jean-Claude Van Damme. He’s definitely one of the guys if not the guy to inspire me to kick because I’m a kicker.

Uriah Hall

I’ve knocked out guys with spinning kicks, I’ve learned other cool kicks.

Uriah Hall

Honestly, and I’m sorry, I do not watch football.

Uriah Hall

The martial arts background I was taught was to be honorable.

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In this sport, you have to evolve.

Uriah Hall

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