UFC And WSOF Veteran Gerald Harris Announces His Retirement

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”

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