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Midnight Mania! Retired UFC star Jorge Masvidal makes runway debut during New York Fashion Week

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Jorge Masvidal has come a long way from fighting for a few dollars in random Floridian backyards! The retired UFC fan favorite revealed that he recently made his runway debut as part of the 2023 New York Fashion Week, sharing pictures and a video of his first time down the catwalk, signature hands-behind-the-back pose and all.

For a long time, Masvidal climbed the ranks of various promotions, establishing himself as a highly technical talent that could never quite get over the hump to become champion. All the same, he beat some top-notch fighters around the globe before finally making it to the UFC when the promotion bought Strikeforce.

Masvidal broke into title conversations, but mostly, he continued to fly under the radar until 2019. His breakout year saw him turn into a massive star on the strength of three consecutive knockout wins, including his record-setting flying knee of Ben Askren and BMF title reign.

Unfortunately, Masvidal wouldn’t win another fight after 2019, unless we count his alleged sucker shot over Colby Covington. He lost twice to Kamaru Usman, then was decision by both “Chaos” and Gilbert Burns. The final defeat prompted Masvidal to call it quits and announce his retirement ... For how long? “Gamebred” retired earlier this year, but he’s already talking about potential returns against Justin Gaethje or moving to boxing.

Beyond a potential return to combat sports, Masvidal is busy running his Gamebred FC promotion, which just last week pit Junior dos Santos vs. Fabricio Werdum in a gloveless MMA legends match (watch highlights). In addition, he’ll eventually have to go to court over the Covington business, but that date keeps getting delayed.

Maybe that’s why he has the time for side quests like modeling?


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