Uriah Hall recently attended a BAMMA USA event to show his support for Rachael Cummins. The event was marred by Hall and Miller being engaged in a squirmish where the glaring Miller taunted hall with abrasive racial slurs, and Hall kindly responded by punching him.
In a recent interview with MMAWeekly.com, Hall finally had a chance to describe how the events unfolded from his point of view.
According to Hall, promoters of the event encouraged him to step into the ring and make an appearance with other notables attending the event. Casually, Hall agreed.
On his way to the ring, he saw a group of fighters from Reign MMA encircled around a female. “It was like they were protecting her,” Hall told MMAWeekly.com.
Hall went to inspect the situation, and then Mayhem appeared.
“Initially, I saw a big bald-headed dude. Then it hit me that it was Mayhem Miller. I was a little star struck, at first,” explained Hall.
“He was yelling at me though, and wanted to talk to the girl. I guess it was his ex. I tried to stay calm and just diffuse things. I was still kind of shocked that it was all happening.”
Eventually, the situation escalated and Miller began shouting offensive racial slurs at Hall. That is when Hall lost his temper and swung at the former MTV show host.
“I think I just barely clipped him,” he said.
Security was quick to act, they separated the fighters and diffused the situation before it got out of hand. However, Mayhem continued to exacerbate the problem by taking to twitter and texting Hall using more shameful racial slurs.
“I don’t know how he got my number,” said a confused Hall. “I asked and his response was, ‘I am Mayhem Miller, I know everything.’”
Hall said that he searched the casino for Miller after the incident had taken place. But after a while, he cooled off and apologized to security.
As outrageous as Mayhems actions were, it hasn’t surprised many people familiar with his antics. Mayhem has been acting very erratic lately, resulting in him being arrested multiple times this year.
Hall concluded the interview expressing sympathy for the seemingly troubled MMA fighter.
“I feel sorry for him. I hope he gets the help that he needs before it gets worse.”