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Updated January 2nd, 2024 at 22:01 IST

'Unretired': Jorge Masvidal hints at a possible UFC return with a cryptic social media post

Just 8 months after hanging his gloves at UFC 261, former UFC BMF champion, Jorge Masvidal, hints a return to action. Gamebred took to X to make announcement.

Prateek Arya
Jorge Masvidal
Jorge Masvidal | Image:AP
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Jorge Masvidal, who announced his retirement at UFC 287 eight months ago, tweeted on Monday that he is "unretired." The two-time UFC welterweight championship challenger did not elaborate further leaving the world of MMA with various assertions.

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  • Jorge Masvidal announced his retirement at UFC 261
  • Masvidal makes a cryptic post about returning to the fight game
  • Masvidal recorded fastest ever KO in the history of the UFC

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Jorge Masvidal hints about a return to MMA

Masvidal announced his intention to return to boxing competition in October after two decades in MMA. “No names right now, but I can tell you it’s early next year, and I can tell you somebody is going to get killed,” Masvidal told ESPN.com.

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BKFC Mike Perry recently challenged Masvidal to a bare-knuckle battle, while Masvidal said that owing to his long background in combat sports, he prefers gloved combat.

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Masvidal retired in April after a decision loss to Gilbert Burns, his fourth consecutive defeat in the cage since a failed quest for the UFC welterweight title against then-champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 251. Masvidal faced Usman again nine months later, this time with a full training camp, and was brutally knocked out at UFC 261.

Following his retirement, Masvidal shifted his focus to promotion, serving as the face of a bare-knuckle MMA promotion that bore his nickname, "Gamebred." The promotion conducted its sixth event in November, with UFC veterans Alan Belcher and Roy Nelson meeting in the main event.

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Published January 2nd, 2024 at 22:01 IST

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