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.

Reported by: Prateek Arya
Jorge Masvidal | Image:AP

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.

3 things you need to know

  • 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.


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.


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.


Published January 2nd, 2024 at 22:01 IST