In a somewhat stunning turn after UFC 123, Gerald Harris has been released from the promotion following his loss to Maiquel Falcao over the weekend in Detroit.
The news of Harris’ release was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the fighter on Tuesday.
Prior to Saturday night’s defeat to the Brazilian, Harris had gone 3-0 in the UFC with three finishes, including some bonus worthy knockouts and a highlight that made ESPN SportsCenter’s Top Plays of the Weekend.
Following his time on the “Ultimate Fighter” season 7, Harris fought in several other promotions before personally asking UFC president Dana White for another shot in the Octagon.
He was granted his chance and Harris didn’t disappoint as he dusted off three consecutive opponents before making the main card at UFC 123.
Harris fell short against the Chute Boxe newcomer, but not without showing a tremendous amount of heart in the unanimous decision loss.
The release seemed somewhat shocking for a fighter who holds a 3-1 record in the UFC, with three finishes, but nevertheless Harris will look to work his way back to the top once again.