Gerald Harris, who had a four fights stint with the UFC a few years back, has announced that he is going to retire after his next fight on October 21.
The future retiree made the announcement through Twitter:
I love the sport of MMA but it's time for me to move on. My farewell retirement bout will take place Saturday October 21st in Tulsa, OK. pic.twitter.com/99kYumQqUz— Gerald Harris (@GHurricane) September 15, 2017
Harris currently holds a record of 23-5-0, which includes victories over the likes of Bubba McDaniel, John Salter, David Branch, Mike Bronzoulis, Jorge Santiago and Aaron Cobb. The latter of the three came at heavyweight after Cobb missed the agreed weight by over 50 pounds and was slammed unconscious into the mat.
During that four stint fight in the UFC, the fighter walked away with three wins, but was cut by the promotion after a lackluster loss to Maiquel Falcao at UFC 123 in November 2010. The cut was seen as a controversial one, as Harris was 3-1 with the company and had gained ESPN exposure for his UFC 116 slam knockout of David Branch.
Besides a run in the UFC, the fighter also fought twice in the World Series Of Fighting, defeating Jorge Santiago and suffering a defeat to Josh Burkman. Prior to his UFC run, the competitor did compete on the UFC Ultimate Fighter 7, making it to the second round before losing to eventual winner Amir Sadollah.
Even though the retirement fight date has been announced, the fighter has yet to receive an opponent. Outside of MMA, Harris has worked as a successful comedian, teacher and personal trainer.
You can see our longform feature on Harris at this link.