Jorge Masvidal Sr., the father of the former UFC fighter, is being accused of shooting someone in his son’s home.
Jorge Masvidal retired from MMA less than a month ago, and he’s already found himself connected to controversy. Although ‘Gamebred’ wasn’t present, the former UFC fighter’s house was the location for a shooting by his father. Detective Chris Thomas of the Miami-Dade Police released this statement to MMAFighting:
“According to the victim, he was involved in an argument that escalated when the subject produced a firearm and shot him. The adult male victim was transported to the hospital in stable condition. All occupants of the residence exited the home where units took the subject into custody without incident.”
The shooting occurred at Masvidal’s Miami mansion, which was showcased in an interview with Brett Okamoto earlier this year. ‘Gamebred’ has yet to make a statement about the situation, but it was confirmed that he wasn’t home at the time.
SLATER SCOOP: Jorge Masvidal’s house in Miami has been swarmed by cops.
The UFC star’s father is in custody after allegedly shooting somebody at the fighter’s house during an argument, a senior law enforcement source tells me.
— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) May 4, 2023
Jorge Masvidal was not present when the shooting occurred
Once news broke about Jorge Masvidal’s dad, people started wondering if ‘Gamebred’ was involved. Masvidal has faced legal troubles in the past, including ongoing assault allegations toward UFC welterweight Colby Covington. Luckily, the statement released by Chris Thomas cleared him of being present:
“The relationship between all parties on scene has not been confirmed, however, all parties know each other. The listed owner of the residence is Jorge Masvidal Jr. He was not present during the incident and did not have any involvement.”
Masvidal last fought on April 8, losing against Gilbert Burns by unanimous decision. After his fourth consecutive loss, the former UFC title challenger decided to retire, ending his 52-fight professional MMA career. The Miami native plans to continue staying in the combat sports world as a promoter for his company called “Gamebred Boxing.”
Masvidal’s legacy has been solidified through his three-fight win streak against Darren Till, Ben Askren, and Nate Diaz. From the streets of Miami to the Octagon, ‘Gamebred’ has earned the respect of fight fans worldwide. Only time will tell if he changes his mind and decides to unretire.
After a storied career in the fight game, @GamebredFighter is calling it a career
THANK YOU JORGE 🙌 #UFC289 pic.twitter.com/XrpDQiTEpl
— UFC (@ufc) April 9, 2023