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Ronda Rousey Helped Me Deal With Fan Criticism – MMA Root


Uriah Hall started his UFC career with a ton of potential as a future middleweight contender, which is still there, but he has struggled a lot inside the Octagon in his last few fights.

“Prime Time” has lost three of its last four Octagon appearances. Physically and stylistically, Hall has all the tools to beat anyone in the cage in front of him. It’s the mental aspect of the fighting game that has been worrying you.

Recently talking to Sport News, Hall talked about how fan comments used to affect him and really did affect him mentally. It wasn’t until a tip from UFC Hall of Famer Ronda Rousey that Hall was able to overcome that hurdle:

“The fans are the worst,” Hall said. “MMA fans are just as bad as soccer fans because they don’t realize it’s a game. For them, it is more than a game and that becomes a problem.

“(Fan comments) used to affect me a lot and it really bothered me. One of the best things Ronda Rousey told me was that her mother used to grab her before every fight and say, ‘No one has the right to hit you. It took me a while to understand, but now I have that mindset. “

Tonight (Saturday, July 7, 2018) Hall will return to the cage when he faces undefeated rising middleweight star Paulo Costa at UFC 226. If he could thwart a new face’s rise to 185 pounds, Hall could find himself in the picture of the middleweight title in no time.

Of course, you will have to show that you have truly overcome the mental hurdle that has plagued your career for the past few years when you enter the cage against Costa tonight:

“There is a lot of noise, but you have to get a white canvas and paint like an artist,” Hall said. “I stopped looking back to ask people what I should paint and decided to paint the way I want to paint. Why am I going to live someone else’s life and fight the way they want instead of how I want to? “

What are your thoughts on Hall’s comments on how Rousey helped him deal with criticism from fans? Let us know in the comments!

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