Jorge Masvidal hung up his gloves after glorious 20 years as a combat sports athlete. Gamebred called it quits after losing to Gilbert Burns at UFC 287 in his hometown of Miami. The loss marked his third successive defeat inside the UFC cage. Jorge Masvidal retired with a professional record of 35 wins and 17 losses. Over the course of his tenured MMA journey, Masvidal fought the who’s who of the world of mixed martial arts.
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A win against Gilbert Burns would have put Jorge Masvidal in title contention. However, that wasn’t the case as Durinho put up a beating on Gamebred, winning the fight via unanimous decision in a dominant fashion. After the fight, Masvidal addressed the Miami crowd.
Jorge Masvidal’s Octagon interview at UFC 287 after retirement
After Gilbert Burns paid his dues to Jorge Masvidal, Gamebred took on the microphone and thanked the Miami crowd for the undeniable support. The former two-time title challenger was present inside the Octagon with his kids in a rare appearance. Sitting in the arena were Masvidal’s family and friends, who saw Gamebred compete for the first and possibly the last time inside the UFC cage.
“I love everybody here, thank you everybody for watching. But this is where I started my career now. It’s been a long 20 years, 50-something fights. You know, sometimes your favorite basketball player ain’t got that 3-pointer no more, your favorite quarterback loses that rifle. I don’t feel the same when in here no more. It’s been 20 long years I love all of you.” Masvidal said.
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As for his last words, Masvidal quoted, “I’m out, 305 for life,” before taking his last walk out of the UFC Octagon with his kids.
What’s next for Jorge Masvidal after retirement at UFC 287?
Jorge Masvidal seems already set on what he will be doing after retiring from mixed martial arts; a promoter! Gamebred Boxing Promotions recently put up a spectacular event involving the likes of Roy Jones Jr., Jose Aldo, Anthony Pettis, and several other notable names from the world of combat sports. It’s safe to say we will see him continue that in the years to come.
It won’t be wrong to say that there’s a possibility Masvidal might step inside the boxing ring, much like several other retired UFC fighters.