Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 8/30/13
When Kelvin Gastelum broke in his six-figure UFC contract in spectacular fashion on Wednesday night with a quick submission victory over Brian Melancon, I couldn’t help but think what was going through Uriah Hall’s (pictured) head at that moment. Remember, courtesy of his nonstop highlight reel footage, it was Hall who was dubbed MMA’s next big thing when filming wrapped on their season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” Hall was supposed to be the one to take the TUF tournament, score the lucrative contract and have a perfect 2-0 record in the UFC at this point. Instead, it is Gastelum who achieved all of the above and has the world at his fingertips. Hall’s future in the big leagues isn’t as bright. In fact, it’s looking rather bleak. UFC president Dana White essentially called him a nice guy who chokes when the lights came on when he lost to Gastelum. He then said Hall wasn’t a fighter after dropping an uneventful decision to John Howard earlier this month. Knowing that his MMA career wi...
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