‘I Would Get Assasinated’- Jorge Masvidal Says a Lot of People Didn’t Like Him Getting Into Politics

Published 04/21/2021, 9:37 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Jorge Masvidal prepares to fight 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 Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Jorge Masvidal is one of the more politically active UFC fighters on the roster. Masvidal campaigned for former US President Donald Trump during the 2020 elections and helped him win the state of Florida by a narrow margin. Despite the success he had while campaigning for Trump, what does the future say for Masvidal’s own political ambitions?

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“I want to answer that question wholeheartedly and give you the answer from my heart. But I would get assassinated, so I can’t really say the answer to that. There were a lot of people that didn’t like that I was able to sway so many opinions in a hemisphere that isn’t my own.

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“But being raised by my father and my family, I happen to know a lot of it and still know a lot of it. I talk about it every other day. It is something I am bred into. I am not gonna say I am a politician. But I do know that everything I have said and uttered out of my mouth, I believe in a 100%. Still to this day.”

Jorge Masvidal: Empowering people through sport

Jorge Masvidal may have political beliefs that not everyone agrees with. However, he plays a very important role in his community in Miami. He was open about how his voice helped swing the state of Florida during the 2020 US Election.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 16: UFC welterweight. Jorge Masvidal interacts with the media during the UFC 246 Ultimate Media Day at UFC APEX on January 16, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

While it doesn’t look like Masvidal can have political ambitions of his own, he is still high profile enough to affect change from outside the political system. Masvidal is charitable and has helped the American-Cuban community in his area. Along with that, he seems pretty motivated to achieve change for the lesser fortunate people.

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The situation with a future political candidacy may be bleak for Masvidal, but he still has a lot to achieve in the fight game. After he wraps up his career as a fighter, he may be able to give politics deeper thought.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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