Jorge Masvidal Shows his Support For Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Published 02/09/2021, 11:16 PM EST
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Jorge Masvidal battles Kamaru Usman in their UFC welterweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC)


BMF titleholder and UFC welterweight, Jorge Masvidal followed the Super Bowl like millions of Americans. One moment from the game caught his attention, and he decided to share the same on his social media.

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‘Gamebred’ tweeted an image of a Tampa Bay Buccaneers player showing a peace sign to a Kansas City Chiefs star during Super Bowl LV. He wrote, “Cause some of you don’t get it,” with a peace sign in the end.

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How is this controversial, though, you might ask? Well, Jorge Masvidal was born and brought up in the city of Miami, Florida, who has their team in the NFL, the Miami Dolphins. They, of course, weren’t competing for the title and exited after the regular season.

 

The tweet caught a lot of flak from the angered Dolphins fans who had just seen their state rivals win the Super Bowl. ‘Gamebred’ though seemed to be a fan of the peace sign. Could we see him use it in the octagon in 2021?

Jorge Masvidal and his fighting career

Masvidal wouldn’t have been bothered by some reactions to his post. Instead, he would be focused on his return to the UFC. The fighter is currently embroidered in one of the sport’s most fascinating rivalries of all time with Colby Covington.

They are incredibly controversial characters with a lot of bad blood between them. The cherry on top of the cake is that they were roommates and best friends in the early part of their life.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: (R-L) Jorge Masvidal punches Kamaru Usman of Nigeria in their UFC welterweight championship fight the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020, on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Both ‘Chaos’ and ‘Gamebred’ suffered defeats to Kamaru Usman, and want to fight for the belt once more. An eliminator between the duo would result in a windfall for the UFC and see a massive feud settled.

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It’s never a dull day in the office when Jorge Masvidal is around, and indeed by the end of the year, we will see him in the cage again.

Who would you like to see Jorge Masvidal fight next?

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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