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Uriah Hall and Lifetime Television? Yes, Uriah Hall and Lifetime Television

Uriah Hall, an MMA fighter from Manhattan.

Uriah Hall, an MMA fighter from Manhattan. Credit: Zuffa LLC

Uriah Hall, deliverer of the most vicious knockout in "Ultimate Fighter" history, continued his narrative of being bullied as a kid on Tuesday night's episode. He mentioned something similar on an earlier episode as well.

He expanded on that during an interview with Newsday in the days leading up the airing of his first fight on "TUF 17." Basically, the reason you saw him on FX was indirectly related to him watching another television network as a teenager in Queens.

“I’m not gonna lie, I got picked on and I had the idea of killing the guy," said Hall, who emigrated to the United States from Jamaica at age 13. "I went home saying I'm gonna get a gun and I'm gonna shoot this guy. Because it happened out of nowhere. He just came out of nowhere and said you’re ugly.

“Thank God for Lifetime, television for women/ The reason why I say that, because my mom used to watch it, and I just remember watching certain programs with her and at the time, it showed a lot of movies where you do that stuff and you get caught.”


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