A very mature Gerald Harris breaks his silence and comments on his UFC firing, Falcao, and fake tapping.
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I had the biggest opportunity in the world, and I didn't seize the day. I didn't take advantage of the situation I was in.
I don't feel sorry for myself in a sense of being cut. I'm more disappointed with my performance than anything. That's what hurts me the most.
The choke, I'm past that, I shouldn't have given up my back. If he held it for two or three extra seconds, oh well. The adrenaline is pumping, and you're going to do crazy stuff like that. That's not my issue. My issue is the way I performed that night, and he had something to do with that. He put a beating on me. He controlled the fight.
I promise you, I would never in my life fake-tap, If you want to count getting choked like hell and reaching for my neck as tapping, then go ahead, but I would never fake-tap. The cameras are on you, so you really can't fake-tap anyway. I've seen people accused of it. There are motions that may look like it, but in a scramble, it's going to look crazy. I never fake-tap.
I know what I have to do. I promise you this: The next time you see me fight, you're going to see a different person. I consider being cut a negative thing, but I'm going to try and make it a positive. This can give me an opportunity to fight in my hometown. This can give me the opportunity to make the changes I need to become a champion.