Gerald Harris will come out swinging at Bellator 210 he says to make more money he will take risk


Nov 18, 2018
Jacksonville North Carolina
MMAjunkie reports Veteran MMA fighter Gerald Harris has a plan. Now all he needs to do is get paid.

With two fights remaining on his contract, Harris (25-7 MMA, 0-2 BMMA) plans to swing for the fences and leave judges out of the outcome of his fight against Hracho Darpinyan (17-8-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) at Bellator 210, which takes place Friday at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla., and streams on DAZN.

“In order for me to make more money and feed my family, I have to take more risks,” Harris said. “So I have to fight different. I can’t take people down and Jon Fitch them. Nobody wants to see that.”

Times are tight for Harris since he decided to come out of retirement. He tore his Achilles tendon two days prior to filming for “The Ultimate Fighter 25” and missed on a shot at the $250,000 prize awarded to the winner. A promoter referred medical bills from fight injuries to a third-party insurance company that dragged out reimbursement until creditors called.

“So I just went back to my regular life,” Harris said.

A high school teacher and a comedy promoter, the 39-year-old Oklahoma native expects to return to the classroom soon. He also owns an MMA gym. A few final fights are supposed to generate money he can invest into his future.