A lot of folks were surprised, or even shocked, when Mein announced he was retiring from fighting last August. After all, Mein was only 25, and held a winning record in the UFC at 3-2.
On a recent episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience“, however, Bas Rutten reported that Mein was coming back. How would Rutten know? The legend has coached Jordan and his father Lee Mein for years.
In addition, Lee Mein also confirmed with MMA Fighting.com that Jordan is indeed returning to fighting.
“I am happy he is enjoying training and wants to fight again,” Mein said. “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.”
The welterweight would like to fight as early as next month, but due to USADA’s four month testing policy, that may not go down.
So, this is interesting and welcome news. Mein’s UFC losses came against Matt Brown and Thiago Alves, however, in both bouts, he had his opponents in trouble before taking the loss. Mein made his pro debut back in 2006 – keep in mind he’s just 26 currently – against Rory MacDonald, and lost via submission.
The Canadian currently holds a record of 29-10.