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http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/11/23/1833407/gerald-harris-cut-by-the-ufc

According to Evan Shoman at mixedmartialarts.com:


I just got off the phone with Gerald Harris and he has been released by the UFC.

[UPDATE] - Damon Martin (from MMAWeekly.com) tweets:

Just got the confirmation that Gerald Harris was indeed released by the UFC today. Devastated by that one. Does not make sense.

Gerald Harris was awarded two "Knockout of the Night" bonuses before his decision loss at UFC 123:

Gerald "Hurricane" Harris (17-3)
Loss Maiquel Jose Falcao Goncalves - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 123
Win Dave Branch - KO (Slam) UFC 116
Win Mario Miranda - TKO (Punches) UFC FN 21
Win John Salter - TKO (Punches) UFC FN 20

Post #1   11/23/10 9:49:39PM   

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thats ummm pretty f'ed up

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Post #2   11/23/10 9:58:19PM   

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Talk about sending a message.

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Post #3   11/23/10 10:07:53PM   

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Wow. Don't like the move

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Tito gets another shot and Harris gets cut after his first UFC loss.

Sometimes MMA just doesn't make any sense.

Post #5   11/23/10 10:22:37PM   

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Posted by FlashyG

Tito gets another shot and Harris gets cut after his first UFC loss.

Sometimes MMA just doesn't make any sense.



**correction** "Sometimes (UFC) just doesn't make any sense"

Post #6   11/23/10 10:40:53PM   

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Wow.

Strikeforce better jump all over this.

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I think they cut they wrong guy

Post #8   11/23/10 10:52:45PM   

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since ufc absorbed WEC theres too much talent. i thought it was a bad idea in the begining.

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WOW I don't agree with this at all. He won by KO or TKO in his first 3 fights and then losses and he is cut. If they are going to cut him then they also need to cut Falcao. Falcao was unwilling to even fight in the 3rd round and held on to a choke long after the bell and the ref had to forcefully stop him.

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THE DEMISE OF THE ZUFFA EMPIRE BEGINS....

I hope everyone is as pissed about this as me. Bad business decision, exteremly bad. Strikeforce or Bellator will surely not mind picking up a guy like Harris.

EDIT: I wonder if they will cut Fitch or any other fighter regardless of ranking because they put on one boring fight. I imagine after seeing the backlash of this decision Harris will be resigned.

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Did the article say anything about it being due to a boring fight? I didn't see that at all. Todd Duffe just got cut for pissing off the brass. Who knows Harris might not have liked what Dana had to say and came in and let him know how he felt about it. Bellator and Strikeforce are so far away from the UFC Gerald Harris isn't going to be that missing peice that puts them over the hump.

By the way I disagree with him being cut. Clearly something else sparked this.

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Posted by hate4thestate

I imagine after seeing the backlash of this decision Harris will be resigned.



I think this is actually a good possibility.

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I guess making SportsCenter's top ten for his Rampage slam of Branch wasn't enough to earn him 1 loss within the organization.

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this is a awful move, the guys gets 3 t/ko's wins in a row then losses 1 decision and hes cut, UFC better get there act together. I'm real ticked about this.

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