Jorge Masvidal Announces Retirement Following Fourth Consecutive Loss In UFC 287

Photo: Instagram/Jorge Masvidal

Jorge Masvidal, a well-known UFC fighter, announced his retirement on April 10, 2023, following a loss to Gilbert Burns in UFC 287's co-main event.

The fight was a unanimous decision loss, with Masvidal receiving scores of 30-27, 30-27, and 29-28, marking his fourth consecutive defeat.

Masvidal, who ends his career with 35 wins and 17 losses, had previously lost to top welterweights like Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington, with two of those losses being title fights.

Photo: Instagram/Jorge Masvidal

During his retirement speech in his hometown, Masvidal expressed his love for the sport, but stated that he no longer felt the same when he entered the Octagon.

Masvidal began his career as a street fighter in Miami and fought in Bellator and Strikeforce before debuting in the UFC in 2013.

Despite losing six times in the Octagon, Masvidal's career breakthrough came in 2019, when he knocked out Darren Till in the second round in London.

This victory began a three-fight winning streak, including wins over other notable UFC fighters. 

In addition, Masvidal made history by achieving the fastest victory in UFC history with a five-second knockout of Ben Askren.

Masvidal won the BMF (Baddest Mother F-----) title, his only UFC championship, with a TKO victory over Nate Diaz in November 2019.

The fight against Diaz marked the first of four consecutive UFC pay-per-view headline appearances for Masvidal, but he never won another fight in the organization.

Masvidal was known for his bombastic personality and several run-ins outside the Octagon, including being arrested in 2022 after an altercation with Colby Covington outside a steakhouse in South Beach.

Masvidal stated that he was a multi-millionaire who had not started with nothing, and now he could say he was good for life.

Despite his retirement, Masvidal's legacy as a UFC fighter will be remembered by many.

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Source: ESPN


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