Malcolm Gordon Hung Up His Gloves After His Third Straight Loss In The UFC?

Canadian fighter Malcolm Gordon gave the hint of his retirement from MMA after his UFC 297 loss.

UFC 297 was insane, with the crowd seeing two new champions at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Jan. 20, 2024. First, in the UFC co-main event, Raquel Pennington defeated Mayra Bueno Silva to become the women’s bantamweight champion of the world. The title was vacated by Amanda Nunes (now retired) last year. The main event of the UFC 297 turned out to be a spectacle for the fight fans, as the five-round fight went till the very last seconds, and even after the five rounds, there wasn’t a clear winner in the eyes of the fans. Ultimately, South Africa’s fighter, Dricus du Plessis, was crowned the new middleweight champion via split decision.

However, the first fight of the early preliminary card between Canada’s Malcolm Gordon and America’s Jimmy Flick brought a third straight defeat for Malcolm Gordon, who, after the fight, posted a crypted story on his social media account quoting “Retired.” Malcolm Gordon came in 1.5 pounds heavier during the weigh-ins. The 33-year-old fighter missed the weight for the second consecutive time, but Jimmy Flick accepted the fight and won it in the second round by an arm triangle choke. Malcolm Gordon, since his debut in the UFC back in 2020, has won only two fights; his record in the UFC stands at 2-5. In his last three fights, either he got submitted by his opponent or he knocked him out early in the fight.

Malcolm Gordon had a rough three fights in the UFC; prior to the UFC, he was the TKO flyweight champion, but it looks like it’s all been over for him, as his gesture of taking his gloves off inside the octagon after the fight and then the post on his social media account quoting “Retired” all point out his retirement decision.

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