If you thought Chris Weidman has had terrible luck lately after having his home trashed by Hurricane Sandy and then picking up an injury that’ll keep him out of his next fight, then spare a thought for Dennis Hallman who appears to be even worse off.
The fighter has revealed on Facebook that his home burned to the ground after a bad fire in the early hours of Thanksgiving morning, though thankfully no-one was injured in the blaze.
This latest setback comes just weeks after Hallman was released from the UFC after failing to make weight for his fight with Thiago Tavares at UFC On FX 5, the second time in a row he’d failed to make the lightweight limit.
The 36 year-old stated at the time that family matters had lead to his focus being taken off the his preparations for the fight and despite handing him his walking papers the UFC did take sympathy on him, paying him both his show money and win bonus.
It’s clearly been a rough road for the veteran fighter lately and we certainly hope that there’s brighter days ahead for him now.
Read Hallman’s full thoughts on yesterday’s events below.
“Sad thanks giving for me and my family. My house burned down early this AM. Thank God no one was hurt and I have that to be thankful for. Something like this makes my recent direction change all the harder…the one person that could make me feel okay about everything is no longer here. When God wants you to have a fresh start sometimes he really wants to make his point clear.”