The shocking news of Jorge Masvidal’s father being arrested for attempted murder has rocked the MMA world. Jorge Masvidal Sr., 67, allegedly shot a man in the arms during a dispute at the ex-UFC star’s Miami-area home on Thursday afternoon. He was booked into jail around 1 a.m. on Friday and charged with second-degree attempted murder with a deadly weapon/firearm.
According to police, the victim was an acquaintance of Masvidal Sr. and was taken to a local hospital in stable condition. The incident occurred at a house owned by Jorge Masvidal Jr., who recently retired from professional mixed martial arts after a storied career that spanned over 18 years and 50 fights. Masvidal Jr. was not present at the time of the shooting nor did he have any involvement in it.
Masvidal Jr., who is also known as “Gamebred”, is one of the most popular and respected fighters in the sport. He holds the record for the fastest knockout in UFC history, when he knocked out Ben Askren in five seconds with a flying knee in 2019. He also fought for the UFC welterweight title twice, losing to Kamaru Usman both times.
Masvidal Jr. has not commented publicly on his father’s arrest yet, but he was seen arriving at his home while police were investigating. He was also promoting his Gamebred Bare Knuckle MMA event, which features former UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson and other notable fighters, on social media.
“Putting together the final pieces for the first sanctioned bare knuckle fight in Florida,” he tweeted Thursday. “We used to risk our freedom for this now we’re getting legal checks for this what a blessing @GamebredFC”
Putting together the final pieces for the first sanctioned bare knuckle fight in Florida. We used to risk our freedom for this now we’re getting legal checks for this what a blessing @GamebredFC pic.twitter.com/nLdBm0Vgi0
— BMF.eth (@GamebredFighter) May 4, 2023
The motive behind the shooting is still unclear, and the investigation is ongoing. This is a developing story that we will update as more information becomes available.