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Jordan Mein un-retires, hopes for UFC return in late 2016

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight division is about to get a bit more crowded, as Jordan Mein has announced his intention to un-retire and begin another run in mixed martial arts (MMA).

After losing to Thiago Alves via knockout (body kick) at UFC 183 in 2015, Jordan announced that he’d be walking away from the fight game after dedicating more than a decade of his life to it. But, at 26 years of age, the Canadian wants to give it another go according to his father, Lee Mein.

"I am happy he is enjoying training and wants to fight again," Lee told MMA Fighting. "I feel he is one of the best out there. As long as he is having fun and feels healthy, I will support and help him any way I can."

Jordan secured a 3-2 record during his short run with UFC, defeating the likes of Mike Pyle and Dan Miller, with his losses coming at the hands of the aforementioned Alves and Matt Brown.

Before Mein can complete his MMA comeback, he has to enter the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) testing pool, which could take up to four months before he’s allowed to fight.

Unless you’re Brock Lesnar.

Still, it’s good to see the young and talented Canadian get the hunger back. Anyone expect him to make some noise in the talent-rich 170-pound weight class?

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