Uriah Hall thought he killed Adam Cella, foot hurt for a week


There are no longer any question about who the TUF Beast is.

In his fight to get into the house, Uriah Hall beat Andy Enz, sending him to the hospital with a broken arm.

In episode 3 of season 17 of the Ultimate Fighter, Hall fought Adam Cella, and  delivered one of the most devastating knockouts in the sports' history. Again, his opponent was taken to the hospital from the effects of a single kick.

Cella suffered no serious injury from the blow, and is expected to fight at the TUF 17 Finale in April.


In the immediate aftermath of arguably the most violent televised knockout in combat sports history, Uriah Hall's overriding emotion was fear.

He was fearful he may have killed Adam Cella with the spinning back kick knockout that was broadcast Tuesday on FX.

He was fearful, at least for a moment, that the violence he had unleashed upon Cella would get him arrested.

"That's my favorite technique," Hall said of the kick. "... It's a little bit of an unorthodox move. If you have good speed and good whip, you can catch someone, and it's really deadly. I love to use that technique, and just from being in the ring with him, I'd seen how he would drop his hand a little bit.

"I had the chance and I capitalized on it and I took it."

Hall said that after landing the kick, his foot hurt for a week.

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Theonlyvivid site profile image  

2/9/13 12:00 PM by Theonlyvivid

People are actually debating on whether or not it was one of the most brutal. Holy shit..

Leghound site profile image  

2/8/13 1:22 PM by Leghound

That and the slow mo whiplashing of his head are what made it so hard to watch

Caleb Alexander Von Reuter site profile image  

2/7/13 4:48 PM by Caleb Alexander Von Reuter

The sound of his head hitting the mat was pretty brutal

Son of Neckbone site profile image  

2/7/13 2:52 PM by Son of Neckbone

It was a vicious KO, but I don't think it was this all-time great KO that it is being hyped to be.Someone mentioned the Sylvia/Telligman KO. Hall's KO: "Oh shit, that looked painful."Sylvia's KO: "Jesus titty fucking Christ, he's dead."

jasonhightower site profile image  

2/7/13 9:30 AM by jasonhightower

I can certainly see how that mindfucked many if the guys on the show."So who wants Uriah Hall in the next round?" .... crickets...

stonepony site profile image  

2/7/13 1:36 AM by stonepony

Can't think of an example. You're right, and DW was probably right that this might have been the worst KO in a long time. You might have to go back to Tyson to really see somebody just get blasted off the planet like that. They censored it in SF when Lawler dropped Melvin Manhoef. They waited and waited to show the replay, because Melvin appeared to be dead. Wasn't nearly as bad as what Urijah did here...Cella was doing well actually, just like Melvin was. He had Urijah backing up most of the time. He was making it a fight, despite absorbing so many big shots.

aaronlynton site profile image  

2/7/13 1:03 AM by aaronlynton

Prob was a tough episode for his gf to watch... Glad all the guys get a chance to fight in the UFC (post show)

Leghound site profile image  

2/6/13 11:37 PM by Leghound

I'll let you guys argue about whether it was violent or not. All I can say for sure is when he was on the ground breathing like that I was (and still am, DAMN) fearful for the kid's career. Besides having the biggest balls of anyone this season he was looking pretty solid in there up til that point even though he looks like he should be fighting down a weight class or two.

Mookie Blaylock site profile image  

2/6/13 11:26 PM by Mookie Blaylock

What is hyper breathing? Is that was Cella was doing when the zoomed in on his face while he was KO'd? Or is it something else?

jasonhightower site profile image  

2/6/13 11:19 PM by jasonhightower