Hallman reveals personal circumstances behind UFC release

source: bloodyelbow.com
 

UFC Lightweight Dennis Hallman was released by the organization following his failure to make weight for a schedule fight with Thiago Tavares at UFC on FX 5. Trigg was paid both his show and his win money, and cryptic reports that Hallman had personal issues, which seemed to indicate a degree of sympathy from the UFC.

In an interview with Frank Trigg, Hallman explained what happened.

Hallman reveals that he is undergoing a brutal custody dispute with his wife, whom he alleges is struggling with drug addiction. Hallman tells Trigg that he endured a complete nervous breakdown while trying to make the weight cut and that he was only even trying to make the fight because he desperately needed the money to get his daughter back.

UFC matchmaker Joe Silva told Hallman to go get a couple of wins in a smaller promotion, make weight for all his fights and he could come back.

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The UFC did right by Hallman in a difficult situation, and UG joins the entire sport in hoping the best for the veteran Hallman.

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UnderTheClock site profile image  

10/8/12 4:23 PM by UnderTheClock

It's hard to get a balanced view from one side in a divorce battle. i would have been way better during my divorce. Had my best $ year  (although I took it later of course). But if it was a custody battle, no way.

Jason Reinhardt site profile image  

10/8/12 4:02 PM by Jason Reinhardt

i sure hope things work out in Hallman's favor,(which i'm sure it will) The guy is a great guy and is one of the pioneers of our sport. 100% stand-up guy all the way!

Jason Reinhardt site profile image  

10/8/12 4:02 PM by Jason Reinhardt

i sure hope things work out in Hallman's favor,(which i'm sure it will) The guy is a great guy and is one of the pioneers of our sport. 100% stand-up guy all the way!

Leghound site profile image  

10/7/12 11:38 PM by Leghound

It's an L (lower case), as in good luck

Alpha World Peace site profile image  

10/7/12 11:21 PM by Alpha World Peace

GI?

cdmontgo site profile image  

10/7/12 9:16 PM by cdmontgo

I hope it works out for him. Good for the UFC for giving him the money. I hope he gets his shit taken care of and makes it back to the show.

GladiatorGannon site profile image  

10/7/12 4:50 PM by GladiatorGannon

This type of stuff is brutal. Especially when the child is endangered, and the system seems bent on ejecting that child's only protector from the family unit.

Fabes site profile image  

10/7/12 4:41 PM by Fabes

Classy move by Dana. Hope it all works out for Dennis. Good luck Superman!

Chiron site profile image  

10/7/12 3:24 PM by Chiron

I hope it all works out for Hallman and his daughter.

youarewhatiswrong site profile image  

10/7/12 12:46 PM by youarewhatiswrong

glad to hear Trigg got his show and win money, i'm sure he's in a rough place right now. Too bad about Hallman, though.



 

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