Middleweight contender Uriah Hall suggested that UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya picks his opponents and looks for “easy fights.”
Hall returns to the Octagon this Saturday at UFC Vegas 12 when he takes on UFC legend Anderson Silva in a five-round main event. Hall comes into this fight on a hot streak as he’s won three of his last four fights, including back-to-back victories over Antonio Carlos Junior and Bevon Lewis as an underdog. Hall is currently ranked No. 10 overall in the division and a win over Silva would get him one step closer to a potential title shot.
Speaking to the media ahead of the Silva fight, Hall was asked his thoughts on the champion Adesanya. “Primetime” didn’t hold back, suggesting that the champ picks and chooses his fights and goes after easy opponents. Check out what Hall said below.
“Adesanya is picking his fights, man. He sees what I see. He sees holes in all these guys, and he’s already picking (Jared) Cannonier. He’s looking for easy fights. Yeah, I said it,” (via MMAjunkie.com).
“So I know why he’s picking certain fights, but I’m dynamic, especially where I’m at right now. I’m laser-focused, so it’s a matter of time. I’m just going to play the politics card and whoever the UFC needs me to beat and get to the top.”