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News Following family tragedy, Walt Harris targets UFC return in April.

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  1. HoFF Full Send Banned

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    PER MMAJUNKIE.com

    UFC heavyweight Walt Harris is looking to make his octagon comeback in April.

    Harris (13-7 MMA, 6-6 UFC) was supposed to fight Alistair Overeem in December’s UFC on ESPN 7 headliner before he pulled out of the fight to focus on the disappearance of his stepdaughter, Aniah Blanchard.

    Blanchard was reported missing on Oct. 23 after last being seen in Auburn, Ala. More than a month later, Blanchard’s body was discovered in nearby Macon County. Ibraheem Yazeed has been charged with capital murder in the ongoing case.

    It was unknown how long the tragic situation would put Harris’ fighting career on pause, but the 13-fight UFC veteran is ready to get back to work sooner than later.

    Saturday, MMA Junkie confirmed with Harris’ manager, Jason House of Iridium Sports, that the heavyweight has targeted an April comeback, although a specific date and opponent have not been locked in.

    Harris, 36, is riding a two-fight winning streak, with first-round knockouts of Serghei Spivak and Aleksei Oleinik coming in a combined 62 seconds.


    “The Big Ticket” recently posted a photo of him on social media back in the training room (via Instagram):



    My Condolences to the Harris family. Wishing Walt the absolute best moving forward. Hope he comes back and starts KOing fools left, right, and center.

    War Walt.
     
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  2. theaustrianoak Blue Belt

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    not sure if that's a good idea or not, but the best way for some people to get over tragedy is to keep themselves busy/in their normal routine so hopefully he knows whats best for himself
     
  3. Final Say So Icey Belt

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    Imagine being the guy who draws Walt on his first fight back

    About as big of a lose/lose as you can get
     
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    Respect Walt.
     
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    The big ticket
     
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    I just hope they give him a nice easy fight. Just some nobody so he can get back where his mind needs to be
     
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    Glad to see Big Ticket back on the move. Can't keep a good man down. I could see him matched up with the winner of Lewis vs. Latifi.
     
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    God Bless him and his family.
     
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    Yes Waltober
    The Big Ticket is Back
    I’ll pay for that PPV if he’s seeing some proceeds
     
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    she was his biggest fan... hope walt can find some closure in all this..
     
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    I like your picture of Rampage saying Im Bob Sapp right on the money you nailed it I would like to see Schooner fight Rampage Im willing to bet at this point in time Schooner would win
     
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    Good news

    As unfair and tragic as it was, we have to move on from things like that and try to be happy again

    Good for Walt
     
  13. TGArthur You can't lose if you win the fight.

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    I feel bad for the other fighter on the other end of that beating
     
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    He probably just wants to look forward to do something. Rough few months for him. I Wish him the best come April.
     
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    Walt and Overeem should re schedule.
     
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    Walt was on such a great run before he lost his daughter.

    If he can come back anywhere near the same fighter that would be impressive.
     
  17. 2004 account For a fair sport/true mma fan, ain't no shill Yellow Card

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    He's gonna have his vitor Belfort "we back momma" moment


    I predict flying knee ko rd 1 lea jbg a vagina gash
     
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    Maldonado it is!
     
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    Man it must suck to know that although she would have wanted him to keep fighting and keep staying busy, she was so terrified in her final moments, just wishing she was back with her family.
     
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    It would suck to have to fight him.
     

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