Cella, a 6-foot-2 middleweight, explicitly stated that Hall's knockout "wasn't that amazing," even though it rendered him unconscious for four minutes.
"It’s funny I got to the hospital and I felt fine, actually," Cella said. "I didn’t feel that injured at all. I’ve gotten concussions before where I had a headache for weeks afterward, but this wasn’t like that. And because I don’t remember anything from that day, I was going on whatever all the commercials were saying: that it was the worst knockout anyone had ever seen. So I was pretty curious and kind of excited to see it. Then I saw it and it was a good knockout, but I didn’t think it was that amazing."
Despite the brutal loss to Hall, Cella expects to continue his fighting career with the UFC.
"I’m not worried about injuries," Cella said. "I have so much fun fighting and I figure that’s the risk you take. So I don’t ever think maybe I shouldn’t be fighting because I could get hurt. It’s a sport that I love, and injuries are part of the game. I figure that’s what the sport is about. Besides, aside from the kick – which was pretty bad -- if you watch the fight I only took two or three small punches to the head. I don’t regret anything about my fight with Uriah. Well, I regret not keeping my hands up when he kicked my head."
Hall's knockout win was one of the most brutal in UFC history, and Cella says he doesn't remember it happening.
"I didn’t remember anything about it, so it was weird watching myself," Cella said of Hall's devastating spinning back kick. "I don’t remember standing up or talking to the doctor or walking out of the Octagon. I have no memory of anything until I was in the ambulance. I came to in the ambulance and I looked around and I thought to myself, “What is Jon Jones doing with me in an ambulance?” That’s when I figured, 'Well, I guess I lost.'"
When Hall saw Cella's comments, he had an interesting response via Twitter.
"@EricHolden @examinercom lmao I really have no response to this," Hall wrote of Cella's comments.