“Once I Got in He Hated Me”- UFC Fighter Blames Joe Silva for Depression Problems

Published 06/17/2020, 4:35 AM EDT


The movement on Twitter that calls out Joe Silva for his apparent wrongdoings is gaining momentum. The latest addition to the voices of fighters came in the form of former Middleweight, Gerald Harris.

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Harris was a part of the promotion for a very short period. He had a great yet surprisingly short-lived stint at the UFC. Even though he won all three of his first fights via highlight-reel KO/TKOs, the UFC cut the fighter off after he lost for the first time in his fourth fight.

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However, even before getting into mainstream UFC, Gerald took part in the Ultimate Fighter, where he lost to Amir Sadollah. And this loss is what made his relationship with Joe Silva bitter. Harris took to Twitter to share his own account of the atrocities meted out by the former match maker in response to the Tweet by Eddie Alvarez.

Is Joe Silva responsible for the depression of numerous fighters?

As the outcry against Joe Silva increases, it is hard to ignore just how huge the magnitude of the impact he made is. Big stars like Gray Manyard too, faced the wrath of Silva.

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Once renowned as a great matchmaker, it seems like Joe’s ways were responsible for a lot of mental trauma that fighters went through. Sharing his own account on the same, Harris Tweeted:

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It seems like fighters in the promotion have faced troubles besides the fact that they already compete in the most violent sport in the world. Moreover, this movement comes up in the wake of a rising tide against pay discrepancies of fighters.

Do you think that the UFC has been unfair to the fighters? What are your thoughts on Joe Silva, the man who was respected as a matchmaker, but now stands in the spotlight of alleged negativity?

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Deepit Sharma

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