UFC heavyweight Walt Harris has decided to end his upcoming bout against Alistair Overeem at the UFC Main Event on ESPN 7 on December 7 from Washington DC.
The decision comes just over a week after Harris & # 39; s stepdaughter Aniah Blanchard was missing near Auburn, Ala. The authorities were still searching for answers about their whereabouts.
Near sources confirmed the news on MMA Fighting on Friday, with Harris opting for his family at the time. The message was first reported by MMA Junkie.
Harris called for help in the search for his missing stepdaughter for the first time last week, after she disappeared late in the evening of October 23rd.
Blanchard, a student at Southern Union Community College, talked to a friend that evening and was later spotted in a supermarket, as confirmed by police from Auburn in a surveillance video.
Blanchard's car was found two days later on October 25 in an apartment complex in Montgomery, Ala. Police check it on Thursday This forensic information in the vehicle suggests that Blanchard has probably been injured and has been the subject of a foul.
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and several celebrities from the mixed martial arts community, including UFC President Dana White, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, and combat manager Ali Abdelaziz have offered significant sums of money as a reward for information that would help the authorities To find Blanchard.