Former UFC star and BMF champion Jorge Masvidal has teased fans at a potential comeback to MMA competition.
In a surprising turn of events, Jorge Masvidal, the former two-time undisputed welterweight title contender and symbolic BMF champion, has set social media abuzz with speculation about a potential return to the mixed martial arts scene.
Masvidal, who had previously announced his retirement, took to his social media accounts to declare that he is now “unretired.”
UFC Star Jorge Masvidal Unretired?
The veteran fighter last competed in April, suffering a unanimous decision loss to Gilbert Burns at UFC 287. This defeat marked Masvidal’s fourth consecutive loss, following setbacks against former champion Kamaru Usman in a two-fight rivalry that included decision and knockout losses. Prior to that, in March of 2022, Masvidal faced a one-sided unanimous decision loss to arch-rival Colby Covington.
Despite these recent setbacks, Masvidal has remained active outside of the UFC, particularly with his involvement in Gamebred FC, his bare-knuckle fighting promotion. However, his announcement of coming out of retirement has reignited the hopes of fans who have been eagerly awaiting his return to the Octagon.
Masvidal’s last victory dates back to November 2019, when he secured the inaugural BMF championship with a third-round doctor’s stoppage TKO win over Nate Diaz at Madison Square Garden. Since then, the 39-year-old fighter has been on a quest for redemption and a chance to climb back into the win column.
Ben Askren Rematch?
Adding to the anticipation, Masvidal has teased the possibility of a rematch with Ben Askren at UFC 300 in April of the upcoming year. This potential rematch stems from Masvidal’s record-setting 5-second flying-knee knockout victory over Askren in 2019, a moment that became iconic in the MMA world.
Masvidal’s announcement has generated a wave of excitement and speculation among fans, as they eagerly await further details about his comeback.
As Masvidal navigates this unretirement journey, fans will be closely following his updates and hoping for thrilling matchups that showcase the skills and resilience that have defined his storied career. Whether he pursues rematches or sets his sights on new challenges, the return of Jorge Masvidal to the MMA stage promises to be a captivating storyline in the coming months.