A knee to the head makes Kenneth “JR” Fuller quit MMA.
If anyone ever writes Jonathan Harris’s biography, it should have “All good things come to he who waits” or “If at first you don’t succeed – try, try and try again” as a motto. A guy who spent a term in a correctional facility for marijuana conviction, had no house of his own and worked as a gym janitor in repay for his training had turned into a prominent MMA fighter, probably one of the best at Liberty Fighting Championship.
He boasts a 9-4-0 professional record and an International Extreme Fight Association welterweight title, but for many MMA fans he is more known for his fight against Kenneth “JR” Fuller which ended in 5 seconds and became the quickest in LFC history.
Fighters met on July 31st, 2010 in Houston, TX. When the bout started, Fuller stretched his hand as if he was going to greet Harris. But instead of glove tapping he immediately headed for a takedown. Not sure if it was Fuller’s wish to get to business ASAP or his trick aimed at taking opponent by surprise, but it didn’t work anyway. Harris showed great reaction responding with a knee. Fuller moved so fast that Harris didn’t have to strike hard. His rival actually bumped in the knee and didn’t stand the crash test.
We don’t know what was tougher for “JR”, pain from the strike or shock from being KOed so quickly, but it was his last fight, his pro career ending with a record of 2-1-0. Harris, on the contrary, had nine more fights since that day and now is preparing for a new LFC battle in Houston which is scheduled at February, 27th. This time he’ll face the MMA vet Mikel Bronzoulis (16-8-1) at Liberty Fighting Championship 39.