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UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal breaks down retirement plan

UFC, Jorge Masvidal

Jorge Masvidal has reached a point in his career where retirement is starting to become a concern. The UFC welterweight was on The MMA Hour where the subject naturally came up.

Jorge Masvidal was talking about Nick Diaz went the subject came up. Many had offered their takes on the older Diaz brother after his bout at UFC 266.

“I don’t know what Nick Diaz is going through. I don’t know [if he’s dealing with the] IRS. I don’t what it is, why he was fighting,” UFC welterweight Masvidal said.

“But as far as I go, I think I’ve said it before in the gym. When I go to the gym, myself, and the younger generations, and I can no longer hang with them and compete with them and do well — and not just well one day out of the week, but do well every time I step on the mat like I do right now — then I know it’s time for me to hang it up. Nobody’s going to come telling me. Thank goodness, on a financial level, I never have to fight again. If I continue to fight now or not, I’m good financially, so I don’t see myself in those predicaments where I’m going to come back to fight for money. I’ll come back to fight because I love it, it’s my DNA.

“I love doing this more than anything I’ve done in this world. But as far as for financial situations and stuff, I won’t be back in here. I worked too hard for this, I put too much money aside a long time ago, so I don’t have to worry about that. The day that I walk away from it, it’s because I feel that I no longer can compete at that level. I’m not going to be nobody’s footstool. I’m not going to hold nobody’s jock strap either. No way.”

Jorge Masvidal wants to finish off his UFC career in style. The former welterweight title challenger does not currently have a fight booked after being forced to pull out of his bout against Leon Edwards at UFC 269.