34 year old MMA competitor Gerald Harris (22-5) announced his retirement from the sport on Tuesday evening, via his Facebook page.
Gerald Harris was a competitor on Season 7 of The Ultimate, but lost in the second round to eventual winner Amir Sadollah, and was not initially signed by the UFC. Post-TUF Harris went to capture the Shark Fights middleweight championship. And then was signed to a UFC contract in 2010.
Harris competed in 4 fights within a year inside the promotion, going 3-1–scoring 3 knockouts over John Salter, Mario Miranda, and David Branch, and 2 knockout of the night bonuses, but was released (many felt unfairly) after suffering just his first loss to Maiquel Falcao.
Gerald Harris then went on to compete in several different promotions and finishes his career coming off a win over Jorge Santiago at WSOF 4 in August of 2013. “Hurricane” also finishes off a high note, having won 5 of his last 6 bouts in between Tachi Palace Fights, DREAM, Legacy FC, and the aforementioned WSOF.
I truly appreciate the support – this is not a joke or a bluff. I am retiring with a win and what I consider a great career. Thanx everyone
— Gerald Harris (@GHurricane) April 23, 2014