Uriah Hall glad TUF didnt show footage of Ronda Rousey pwning him
Uriah Hall thought it was great that Ronda Rousey visited the "Ultimate Fighter" cast members during their filming over the winter. He thought it was even better that they didnít show his grappling sessions with the UFC womenís bantamweight champion.
Hall, who fights at 185 pounds Ė 50 more than Rousey, underestimated the former judo Olympic medalist intitially. He found that to be a terrible mistake.
"I said to myself, ĎI can get out of this,í" Hall told The Post. "Then she caught me and I was like, ĎOh my God, this [expletive] is real.í"
Hall, a Queens resident, said Rousey got him in two armbars while grappling Ė and he couldnít get out. He compared it to rolling with an anaconda or a cat. Rousey is 7-0 as a professional with every win coming via first-round armbar.
"You canít grab her and if you do grab her, youíre [expletive]," Hall said with a laugh.
Hallís quarterfinal matchup against Bubba McDaniel airs on "The Ultimate Fighter" on Tuesday night (FX, 9 p.m.). The Muay Thai fighter is the favorite to win the entire show. His head kick stoppage of Adam Cella on the second episode is regarded as the best knockout in "TUF" history.
Hallís star has risen since being on the show and thereís little doubt heíll find a place on the UFC roster whether or not he wins the tournament. He has been to the gym of his "Ultimate Fighter" coach Chael Sonnen in Oregon to train and also out to California to work with Rousey.
That humbling experience on the show has led to a friendship with the women's champion. Hall still doesnít want that grappling footage getting out there, though.
"Thank God they didnít show that, because she totally kicked my ass," Hall said, laughing.