Middleweight contender Uriah Hall knocked out Bevon Lewis in the third round of their UFC 232 bout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California in the prelims bout.
After the violent knockout, he gave an emotional post-fight interview and explained his sister’s battle with depression and the evolution of maturity inside the Octagon.
“She accomplished so much in her life, she’s married with kids, and we’ve seen people that go through depression, like someone like Robin Williams, where you’d never thought in a million years someone like that, who was so happy, and when something like that happens I’m like, ‘Oh, that sucks,’ but when it’s happening to someone I care about, it was like, ‘Wow, it’s really real.’ And people are really going through this.
“So, when I saw my sister was going through that, I felt like I had to be some kind of positive reinforcement to let her know that, Hey, I failed so much in probably the biggest stage in the world and everyone gets to see me do it. Not everyone gets to see people fail, but everyone gets to see me do it. So, if everyone is seeing me do it and I keep standing, it’s a reminder to say, ‘Hey, you’ve got to keep standing, too.’”