Ryan Hall Suffers Complete ACL Tear; Out Until 2023

BJJ ace Ryan Hall has revealed that he’ll be out of action until sometime next year after suffering a complete tear of his ACL.

“Not sure who has my voodoo doll, but if they could stop stabbing it, I would really appreciate that…” Hall stated on Instagram. “Had just agreed to a fight on August 13th, but a bit of bad luck in training resulted in a complete tear of my ACL. Started the year really hoping to fight a bunch in 2022, as well as compete at ADCC, but with the recovery being what it is, that won’t be in the cards.

“I’m very grateful to have the best group of friends and family I could ever hope for supporting me during this time. I know that, with their help, I’ll be able to work hard and grow through the experience. Now that we’re on the other side of the procedure, can’t wait to get to work in rehab and be back better than ever in the early part of 2023.”

Hall was already one of the least active fighters on the entire UFC roster, having only fought six fights in the past six-and-a-half years since first winning TUF 22 back in 2015.

However, Hall does hold a 5-1 record during that run, beating the likes of BJ Penn, Gray Maynard and Darren Elkins along the way and was coming off a decision win over Darrick Minner before his injury woes.

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