It's a bit of a shocking development for the "Hurricane," who had won 10 consecutive fights with all but one of them coming by way of submission or (technical) knockout. His knockout slam of Dave Branch at UFC 116 even made ESPN's Sportscenter top plays list.
Company president Dana White expressed displeasure at the post-fight press conference regarding his bout with Falcao, particularly the third round that featured very little action.
Harris commented on his Twitter regarding his abrupt release:
"Yes it's true I have been released from the UFC. Thanks for the support, it was great, & I'll keep my head up."
No official statement has been released from the UFC at this time.