Ryan Hall

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Ryan Hall claims he broke his hand in UFC 264 loss to Ilia Topuria

Ryan Hall suffered more than his first octagon loss at UFC 264 on July 10.

The 36-year-old is claiming he broke his hand on the first punch he landed during a first-round TKO defeat to Ilia Topuria at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The submission specialist put on a bizarre performance on Saturday, pulling guard and continuously rolling into leg-lock submission attempts.

Ryan Hall releases statement

Hall released a statement regarding the injury via Instagram on Sunday, July 11.

“Well, that was going reasonably well until it wasn’t. Headlock w 20 seconds left was a little ballsier than necessary…🤦🏻‍♂️

Thanks so much to all the people whose help, guidance, and support allowed me to have the opportunity to get back to doing what I love. Without them, I could never have made it to the ring.

In no particular order (I apologize if I accidentally miss anyone):

Jeanette Hall
Firas Zahabi
Kenny Florian
Thanh Le
Carlos Vera
David Terao
Adam Benayoun
Aiemann Zahabi
Frank Rosenthal
Matthew Miller
Kody Steele
Reilly Bodycomb
Darren Uyenoyama
Justin Rader
Tom Gallicchio
Jordan Rinaldi
Tom Zurita
Devin Hanneman
Caleb Livingston
Vinh Le
Alex Vamos
Raymond Daniels
Stephen Thompson
Brent Hess
Courtney Quinn
Josh Peacock
Melanie Gonzaga
Seth Blee

Thank you also to all the people who cheered or sent messages of support. I really appreciate it.

Broke my hand on the first punch landed, but cant wait to heal up, adjust, and be back again soon. 🙏🏻👊🏻

 

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He later posted another picture displaying his left hand wrapped in a bandage.

 

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The winner of season 22 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Hall kicked off his UFC career with three-straight victories, including wins against former champions Gray Maynard and B.J. Penn. His most recent win is a unanimous decision victory against Darren Elkins at UFC on ESPN+ 13 in July 2019.

His loss to Topuria marked his first fight back in two years. By the look of his message, it appears “The Wizard” plans to rebound once his hand heals.

Topuria remained unbeaten at 11-0, picking up his third octagon victory.

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