UFC legend Jorge Masvidal has dropped hints about his retirement after WWE has been sold to UFC’s parent company, Endeavor.
In a statement, Endeavor announced a “definitive agreement” that will see WWE come under the company’s ownership in an estimated $9.3 billion deal. The deal will see Endeavor from a new publicly listed company, consisting of both WWE and UFC. Endeavor will hold a 51% controlling interest in the new company and existing WWE shareholders will hold a 49% interest in the new company.
Jorge Masvidal talks about his future
On UFC 287 edition of “Countdown,” previewing his upcoming bout with Gilbert Burns, ‘Gamebred’ noted that he might retire should he lose to Burns on Saturday.
“This could be the last one,” Masvidal said. “If I lose, I’m pretty much calling it quits. But a win against Gilbert means that things are headed in the right direction. So if I roll the dice and I do everything right, I’m going for it all. For one title, or many titles.”
Masvidal is currently on the longest losing streak of his illustrious career, having lost three straight main event bouts. The 38-year-old fell short in back-to-back title challenges against Kamaru Usman and then lost a lopsided unanimous decision to longtime rival Colby Covington at UFC 272 in March 2022.
Ahead of his 52nd pro bout and 20th year as a pro fighter, Masvidal is optimistic that he still has one championship run left.
“I think I’m at my best right now,” Masvidal said. “My mental, my physical, now I’ve got to go out there and prove it. I’ve got my back up against the wall but I get to start my resurrection here in Miami, Dade County, the city that birthed me, that made me, that molded me, so I’m more than excited. April 8, I give it all I got and I win we keep rolling that dice until we get that f****** belt. Let’s go.”