Walt “The Big Ticket” Harris, a threat to all heavyweights in the UFC is heading back to action this Saturday night in Jacksonville, Florida, and everyone that could be a potential opponent should worry.
Harris, who hasn’t fought since last July when he ended the night of Alexey Oleynik in 12 seconds with a brutal knockout makes his return against Alistair Overeem in the main event of UFC fight night in Jacksonville at the VyStar Memorial Arena, which is the culmination of a 3 event fight week for the UFC.
Harris was on a 3 fight winning streak before his career and life were turned upside down with the disappearance of his daughter Aniah Blanchard, who was kidnapped and murdered. His family has been traumatized, and yet they are moving forward with life and making sure Aniah’s name lives on forever.
Harris and I sat down by the river in Jacksonville and had a nice conversation where we discussed his career, his life, and so much more.
Hope you enjoy!
Christopher James has been in the MMA industry for 15 years, Working as a ring announcer for promotions like the XFC, Island Fights, Combat Night and Fight Nights Global during his career. Chris’ love for the sport and the athletes that partake in it led him to writing and doing face to face interviews with the athletes he admired and respected. Chris isn’t conventional by any stretch of the imagination, he has his own style, and takes pride in not being a “cookie-cutter” member of the media. Unique and sometimes controversial takes are what he brings to the table, forcing folks to think a little differently about the world of MMA. He also has a love for music as he has been a dj for 25 years and his love for music gets brought to the MMA world when he gets his guests to sing on his weekly show Cage Side with Christopher James which can be seen Wednesday nights on FACEBOOK LIVE, and soon via podcast.