UFC star Jorge Masvidal announces retirement

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UFC star Jorge Masvidal retired following Saturday night’s loss at UFC 287 in his hometown of Miami.

The 38-year-old welterweight suffered a lopsided defeat against Gilbert Burns in the co-main event.

The loss by unanimous decision was the fourth straight defeat for Masvidal, who retires with an MMA record of 35-17 dating back to 2003.

“I love everybody here,” Masvidal said after the fight. “It’s been a long 20 years, 50-some fights. Sometimes your favorite basketball player don’t have that 3-pointer no more. Your favorite quarterback loses that rifle. I don’t feel the same when I get in here no more. It’s been 20 long years.”

The signature moment of Masvidal’s long career in the Octagon was his five-second knockout of Ben Askren with a flying knee at UFC 239 in 2019. It remains the fastest win in UFC history.

–Field Level Media

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