VIDEO: When Jorge Masvidal Refused to Shed Light on His Time Spent in Jail

Published 09/07/2021, 6:47 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)


For most fighters in the UFC, martial arts was a way out of poverty. It helped them escape their surroundings and fight for a better life, not only for themselves, but also for the family around them.

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Jorge Masvidal grew up in a rough part of Miami and was surrounded by violence and substance abuse, among other things, from an early age. 

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However, Masvidal was never involved in any of that and was able to steer clear of the pitfalls of such an environment. ‘Gamebred’, however, remains coy about his time in jail. In an interview with Ariel Helwani, he said, “Yeah, we don’t need to talk about that. We’ll skip that one….. Those were rumors. Those might not even be true man.”

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What is next for Jorge Masvidal?

‘Gamebred’ Jorge Masvidal is currently on a two-fight skid. Both losses have come against the current welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. The first fight was a lopsided, unanimous decision loss. The second encounter ended violently in the second round. 

Following the loss, Masvidal has made it clear that he intends on fighting his way back to another title shot. He plans on doing that by taking on the toughest potential challenge available to him. A lot of names have been thrown around, with the likes of Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz being the frontrunners. 

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However, ‘Gamebred’, in a recent interview, stated that a fight against Nick Diaz would be something that he would be interested in. The elder Diaz brother will return to action later this month as he takes on Robbie Lawler.

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In his time away from the sport, a lot has changed, but Nick Diaz still remains one of the biggest names in MMA. A Masvidal fight against Diaz would be an extremely exciting fight for the fans as well as for the promotion. However, for that to even be a possibility, Nick Diaz has to get past ‘Ruthless’ Robbie Lawler. 

What do you think will be next for Jorge Masvidal? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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