Daniel Cormier doesn’t see a need for Jorge Masvidal to end his retirement and come back.
Masvidal announced his retirement following his UFC 287 loss to Gilbert Burns which was his fourth loss in a row. After the loss, he said he felt like he didn’t have it anymore. Yet, not even a month later, Masvidal did an interview and hinted at possibly returning as he says he loves this game and would never say no to a comeback.
‘You start to hang around too long, it only gets worse’
Although Jorge Masvidal hasn’t officially ended his retirement, Daniel Cormier urges him to stay retired. According to Cormier, he thinks it will only get worse for ‘Gamebred’ if he comes back and fights these high-level guys.
“I tap out, because I think that he probably had the best ending that he could have had in Miami,” Cormier said on DC & RC. “People adored him, he didn’t really get beat up or hurt that bad by Gilbert Burns, but as you age, if you are a guy that for a long time has kind of been okay, Masvidal is a fantastic mixed martial artist, but he hasn’t ever been the best in the world. If you haven’t ever been the best in the world and you start to hang around too long, it only gets worse.
“We have seen it time and time again where those guys that are kind of good, but not in the best state, they end up getting knocked out. I think this is probably his best case, fighting one of the best in the world in front of your home fans and not getting absolutely demolished. He should stay away from the game,” Cormier added.
Jorge Masvidal ended his career on a four-fight losing skid and was outclassed by Gilbert Burns, Colby Covington, and Kamaru Usman, twice for the belt. All four of the fights were rather one-sided which is why Cormier hopes Masvidal stays retired as he thinks there is a chance ‘Gamebred’ starts getting brutally knocked out if he sticks around.