- Jorge Masvidal was in Jordan to visit one of the members of the country’s royal family
- “Gamebred” is coming off a three-fight skid in the UFC
Jorge Masvidal has been yearning to avenge his back-to-back title fight defeats to UFC welterweight king Kamaru Usman. However, he still found time to fly abroad and visit Prince Talal bin Muhammad of Jordan.
A royal experience
In recent years, MMA has gained significant popularity in Jordan and now, there are already a handful of fighters emerging from the Middle East. This makes Masvidal’s visit to Prince Talal bin Muhammad, the younger brother of King Hussein of Jordan, quite an experience.
“Gamebred” posed for a few photos with the prince and admitted he never thought that day would happen.
“Had the pleasure of meeting HRH Prince Talal. Who ever thought… from backyard fighting to meeting Royalty,” Masvidal wrote on Instagram.
The UFC’s BMF also posted some photos of himself at a shooting range on the palace grounds, and enjoying some treats such as Mansaf, a traditional Jordanian and Palestinian dish made of lamb, spiced rice, and fermented dried yogurt as sauce.
Back to reality
Back in the U.S., the situation is a complete opposite for Masvidal. For almost three years now, the 37-year-old hasn’t tasted a victory but is confident that he could get back to his winning ways.
Aside from another crack at UFC gold, Masvidal is also down to face Conor McGregor, having vowed to retire “The Notorious” when they meet inside the octagon.
Whatever lies ahead of “Gamebred,” only the UFC knows.