Just about a year ago, in August 2015, Jordan Mein shocked the MMA world by announcing his retirement from the sport.
Mein, who last competed at January 2015’s UFC 183 event in a loss to Thiago Alves, is now ending his retirement and is looking for a fast return to the UFC.
"I am happy he is enjoying training and wants to fight again…I feel he is one of the best out there.” Said Lee Mein, the father of Jordan, said to MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani.
Lee would go onto say "As long as he is having fun and feels healthy, I will support and help him any way I can."
Mein fought a grand total of five times in the UFC before announcing his retirement, earning wins over Dan Miller, Hernani Perpetuo and Mike Pyle respectively.
Jordan was looking to compete as early as a month or two, but regulations say that you must be registered and tested by USADA for at least six months before stepping back into the cage. However, there are exceptions and exemptions that could be given by both USADA and the UFC, with recent cases like CM Punk and Brock Lesnar being prime examples of that.
Mein, despite his previously mentioned retirement, is still under a UFC deal and he would also be subject to the Reebok bonus system as well, which was not around the last time he competed, which again was UFC 183 in January 2015.