UFC middleweight Uriah Hall has announced that he will be “stepping away” from MMA for an indefinite period of time.
Hall, 38, recently posted a statement on social media that illuded to a long or permanent absence from what he called the “greatest sport in the world.”
“Although I did not achieve the rank of world champion I’ve acquired some of my greatest achievements from mixed martial arts and that was facing my fears and being a champion in life,” said Hall via Instagram. “I want to thank the incredible fans, you guys made the sport what it is today.”
Hall was removed from the UFC rankings on Wednesday following his statement, meaning he could already be off the promotion’s roster.
The recent move to step away from MMA for Hall comes after nearly an entire decade on the UFC roster. Hall joined the promotion in 2013 after competing on Season 17 of “The Ultimate Fighter.”
Hall scored 10 wins in the UFC through 19 appearances. His best run was from 2018 to 2021, when he scored four consecutive victories – including three via finish.
Hall recently suffered a pair of decision losses, dropping bouts to Andre Muniz and Sean Strickland in recent months.