Reality returned to Hall. When he lost all budding friendship and was dismissed as a social outcast, he was reminded that he was not there for friends, he was there for a UFC contract.
Hall reached the TUF 17 final but lost to Kelvin Gastelum by split decision.
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His season’s fame, especially his Adam Cella wheel knockout, would be enough to land him a spot on the UFC roster but also gave him a level of fame he never could have. predict, especially after spending weeks feeling doomed to hit him.
“People are starting to look at you for what you can do for them and it was just different,” Hall said. “I remember (UFC President) Dana (White) warning me that when I walked out of the TUF house, it was going to be crazy. I was like, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah.’ I didn’t realize a bunch of crazy ******* mothers were just trying to use you for stuff.
It wasn’t just family and friends coming out of the woods. Despite losing the final, Hall found himself on a fast track to a title race, a race for which he was not at all ready.