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[VIDEO] Dennis Hallman Reveals Personal Problems Behind Missed Weight

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As you know, Dennis Hallman was cut from the UFC after missing weight for Friday’s UFC on FX 5 event. He missed weight by, like, a lot, but still received his show and win money from the UFC.

Quite interesting because the UFC don’t play like that with fighters repeatedly missing weight as Hallman has. Perhaps, we wondered, Hallman had some extenuating circumstances that contributed to his messing up and the UFC was doing what it could to be understanding.

According to the fighter, that’s exactly what happen.

In an interview with former UFC title challenger, television personality and no stranger to personal problems himself, Frank Trigg, Hallman says that he went through a psychological meltdown while cutting weight last week. The lightweight veteran says he’s currently going through an ugly custody dispute with his wife, who he claims is addicted to drugs.

Though he wasn’t in a healthy state to fight, Hallman says that he tried to make weight and fight to get money to cover legal costs to try and get custody of his daughter from his wife. Apparently Hallman was told by the UFC to move down to smaller promotions, make weight and pick up a few wins and then he would be brought back.

We don’t have a punch line for this. Whatever is going with Hallman and his family, its clearly sad and taking a toll on those involved.

We’re glad he got show and win money and we wish he and his family all the best.

Hallman’s video interview with Trigg after the jump.

- Elias Cepeda

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BaghdadBob- October 9, 2012 at 10:51 am
Shouldn't Trigg be in jail?
Fried Taco- October 8, 2012 at 8:26 am
I think if Dennis puts a wig and lipstick on his opponents, we will see some very violent knockouts.
holeeball- October 8, 2012 at 7:04 am
Since when eating too much donuts became a personal problem. Just cut the weight and spare us all your personal he said she said druggie bitch wife she probably says the same thing about you.
Just test them both and get on with it.
The12ozCurls- October 8, 2012 at 1:50 am
I hate to say I told you so, and I won't. But I was totally right.
Diaz Cartel- October 7, 2012 at 7:44 pm
This is what makes fighting as a profession hard. You get battered and beaten physically and emotionally. What we witness is only the surface and we fail to realize that they also have problems like every average joe out there. As a fighter, you gotta absorb all that punishment from your opponent, from the fans and from your ex-wife (non intentional, i swear). Best of luck to Dennis Hallman.
masterbaitntackle- October 7, 2012 at 6:54 pm
Best of luck to takes balls to fight, let alone fight with personal issues going on.....resisting urge to make a banana hammock joke....