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Jorge Masvidal admits he's 'calling it quits' if he loses at UFC 287

Jorge Masvidal admits he's 'calling it quits' if he loses at UFC 287

A future title shot against the welterweight champion could be in wait for the winner of the bout.

Jorge Masvidal has admitted that UFC 287 may be his last hurrah if he suffers a loss to Gilbert Burns.

The welterweight fight will co-main event of UFC 287 on the weekend in Miami.

It pits Masvidal against Brazilian grappler Burns in a fight in which the American will be looking to break his three-fight losing streak.

A future title shot against Leon Edwards, or whomever it may be the welterweight champion at the time, could be on the line for the winner.

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However, for Masvidal, a loss would essentially signal the end of his MMA career.

The BMF championship holder has suffered two losses to Kamaru Usman while challenging for the welterweight championship and most recently fell to Colby Covington.

During the latest Countdown episode posted on UFC’s YouTube channel, he admitted that there was a lot riding on this fight.

Masvidal said: “This could be the last one.

“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 do everything right, I’m going for it all.”

It wouldn’t be the first time the American Top Team trainee would have stepped away from MMA.

In 2017 he suffered consecutive losses in the UFC to Demain Maia and Stephen Thompson.

He took an 18-month break from the sport and returned in 2019 where he scored three victories in the same calendar year.

He defeated Darren Till, Ben Askren, and Nate Diaz to put him in contention for the welterweight championship.

The 38-year-old maintains that he is still at his best.

He said: “I think I’m at my best right now – my mental (game), my physical – and now I’ve got to go out there and prove it.

“I’ve got my back up against the wall. I get to start my resurrection here in Miami-Dade County, the city that birthed me, that made me, that moulded me, so I’m more than excited.

“April 8, I give it all I’ve got. I win, we keep rolling that dice until we get that f**king belt.”

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Topics: Jorge Masvidal, UFC, MMA