Jorge Masvidal reveals one out of a ‘ ten million’ career regrets after UFC 287

Jorge Masvidal reveals one thing he should've done in his lengthy career.

By: Milan Ordoñez | 2 months ago
Jorge Masvidal reveals one out of a ‘ ten million’ career regrets after UFC 287
Jorge Masvidal has regrets. | Imago/Alejandro Salazar

Jorge Masvidal revealed one of the “ten million” regrets in his career. ‘Gamebred’ appeared on this week’s episode of The MMA Hour to speak about one of the things he should’ve done differently in his 20 years of professional competition. 

Jorge Masvidal reveals one out of “ten million” career regrets

The 38-year-old Masvidal retired on Saturday night after a decision loss to Gilbert Burns in the co-main event. Describing himself as “Captain Hindsight,” he told Ariel Helwani about how he should’ve approached competition. 

“I wish I was this wise when I was competing just, like, four, five years ago. It’s crazy how much wiser I am now, but in just retiring, my ego completely leaving me to an extent as far as competition goes. 

“And seeing the critical mistakes that I thought, ‘Oh, it’s not my fault,’ but it actually was my fault. And many different things, you know.” 

Jorge Masvidal admits he wasn’t at his best against Burns

When he first announced his retirement during the Octagon interview with Joe Rogan, Masvidal simply said he didn’t feel the same way anymore. In his conversation with Helwani, he explained it further. 

“There was times I felt like I could have done way more when I did hurt Gilbert, and I did catch him, and just that spark, that boom–boom-boom, that next level, that next shift in gear wasn’t there,” he said after revealing going through one of the best training camps he’d had.  

“And I could be a sore loser like that, because it’s been 20 years. Sounds like I’m a sore loser, right? But it’s been 20 years, and I don’t feel like it. … I saw these three punches, and like nothing happened. 

“Now, it’s like I’m thinking way too much. When I fire back, they’re not there no more.”

Masvidal, who began fighting in the backyard brawls of the late Kimbo Slice, ended his career with a record of 35-17. 

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Milan Ordoñez
Milan Ordoñez

Milan Ordoñez has been covering combat sports since 2012 and has been part of the Bloody Elbow staff since 2016. He’s also competed in amateur mixed martial arts and submission grappling tournaments.

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