Masvidal has cemented his reputation with three consecutive victories over Darren Till, Ben Askren, and Nate Diaz. He has gained the admiration of fight enthusiasts globally, having come a long way from his Miami roots to the Octagon. Whether he will reconsider his retirement decision remains to be seen.
The father of a former UFC fighter, Jorge Masvidal Sr., is facing allegations of shooting an individual at his son’s residence.I’m sorry, but this tweet cannot be reworded as it contains a date that has not yet occurred.
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According to a reliable source in law enforcement, the father of the UFC athlete has been arrested for reportedly shooting an individual during a dispute at the fighter’s residence.
It has not been verified whether all the individuals present at the location have a connection, but they are all familiar with each other. The person named Jorge Masvidal Jr. is listed as the owner of the property, but he was not there at the time of the occurrence and had no part in it.
Jorge Masvidal was not around at the time of the shooting.
As per the victim’s statement, a disagreement turned violent when the perpetrator brandished a gun and fired at him. The victim, an adult male, was taken to the hospital and is now in stable condition. The subject was apprehended by authorities without any trouble after all the people in the house had left.
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After reports emerged about Jorge Masvidal’s father, there were speculations about his involvement. Masvidal has had legal issues in the past, including accusations of assault against UFC welterweight Colby Covington. However, Chris Thomas’ statement confirmed that he was not present during the incident.The incident took place at Masvidal’s residence in Miami, which was featured in an interview with Brett Okamoto earlier this year. Masvidal has not commented on the matter, but it has been verified that he was not present during the incident.
After an illustrious career in the world of combat sports, @GamebredFighter has decided to retire.
Masvidal’s most recent fight took place on April 8, where he suffered a unanimous decision loss to Gilbert Burns. Following his fourth consecutive defeat, the former UFC title contender announced his retirement, concluding his 52-fight professional MMA career. Despite retiring from fighting, the Miami native intends to remain involved in combat sports as a promoter for his company, “Gamebred Boxing.”
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