World Series Of Fighting’s Gerald Harris has announced his retirement from the sport at the age of 34.
“Thanks so much for the opportunity but I have a family to take care of so I’m going to have to walk away. I am retiring from Mixed Martial Arts today,” Harris wrote on Facebook.
“Thanks everyone – I appreciate such positive responses. It’s time for me to move on to another chapter in my life where I’m in control,” he continued.
Harris was coming off a victory over Jorge Santiago in the WSOF promotion, but that dated back to August of last year.
‘Hurricane’ Harris was a cast member on the seventh season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’, losing out to eventual winner Amir Sadollah, but despite not getting a chance to fight on the finale, Harris did eventually get a chance in the UFC in 2010, by which point he had amassed a 14-2 record.
He seized the opportunity, producing three stoppage victories in a row, so it was somewhat of a surprise when he was released from the UFC just one fight later after a disappointing loss to Maiquel Falcao.
Since then Harris had been something of a gun for hire, competing for the likes of DREAM and Legacy FC before eventually arriving at WSOF in 2012.
In total he hangs up his gloves with a very respectable 22-5 career record which he’s rightly proud of.
“This is not a joke or a bluff. I am retiring with a win and what I consider a great career. Thanx everyone”