(Updated) Jordan Mein Reportedly Ending Retirement, Returning to Cage
By FCF Staff
Jordan Mein shocked many people throughout MMA last year, by announcing he was retiring at the age of 25, but the Canadian fighter has reportedly changed his mind.
During a recent episode of “The Jogan Experience“, Bas Rutten reported that Mein has elected to fight again. Rutten is a long time coach of Jordan Mein and his father, Lee Mein. In a follow up report from MMA Fighting, the latter confirmed that Jordan wants to fight again, and would like to in the near future.
Mein (29-10) originally announced he was retiring several months after his stoppage loss to Thiago Alves in 2015. The 26 year-old welterweight is 3-2 in UFC action.
Update: Lee Mein has confirmed to Full Contact Fighter that Jordan is ending his retirement and that the fighter would like to fight as early as next month. Due to USADA’s four month testing protocol, however, Lee Mein acknowledged that may not be possible.
Earlier this year the UFC waved the four month testing period for Brock Lesnar, however, who came out of his MMA retirement to fight Mark Hunt at UFC 200. Lesnar was flagged by USADA for an estrogen blocker, however, and is facing a one year suspension.