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Gerald Harris Cut From The UFC?!

Posted by SteveFicca on November 24, 2010 at 11:56 AM

By Steve Ficca, The Mouth Of MMA Editor




By now mostly everybody in the MMA world has heard of the timekeeping error in round 1 of Gerald Harris vs Maiquel Falcao at UFC 123.  The conspiracy theories have accumulated and people are beginning to suggest that for some bizarre reason unbeknownst to any of us, that the UFC did this intentionally to save Harris from Falcao's rear naked choke.  While ridiculous to most of us, the story has in fact become a little bit weirder.  In a shocking turn of events, Gerald Harris has been reportedly cut from the UFC.


From MixedMartialArts.com:


Since Ryan Loco broke the news that Aldo is out of his fight, I guess I gotta do my part and let you all know that I just got off the phone with Gerald Harris and he has been released by the UFC.

:(


This report makes the whole Harris/Falcao situation much more difficult to understand. While Harris in fact lost this fight, it is in fact his first loss in the UFC.  Harris had been on a roll at this point in his career, compiling 10 consecutive wins since his last loss in August of '07.  At this point, this story seems very difficult to understand.  Hopefully some clarity will be reached in the coming days and we can find out more about the sitution.


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3 Comments

Reply Bill Griffiths
8:02 PM on November 24, 2010 
If Dana is making a statement about boring fights then why is Fitch still around?
Reply Mark Figula
1:33 PM on November 24, 2010 
From the blog:

While Harris? release will likely prove unpopular with many MMA fans, White recently explained the promotion?s sometimes aggressive roster moves are no different than any other professional sport.

?These are the big-leagues, man,? White said. ?It?s no different than Major League Baseball, no different than the NFL. You perform, or you go away.?

?I?d rather have two guys in a dog fight and have a guy lose and keep him around than have a guy who?s in the Ultimate Staring Competition for five minutes. Nobody wants to see that [expletive].?
Reply Mark Figula
1:29 PM on November 24, 2010 
Looks like the rumor might be true. I'm trying to get an interview with Gerald. His own blog has the story posted. All I can imagine is that Dana is trying to make a statement A0 about there being no conspiracy and, B) more importantly, that he hates boring fights.


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