“In China, if You Go to Jail…”: Violent Incident Involving 3 Knockouts in One Night Almost Saw Jorge Masvidal Getting Locked Up in a Chinese Jail

Published 07/06/2023, 5:20 AM EDT

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Jorge Masvidal recently retired from MMA following his loss to Gilbert Burns at UFC 287. Apart from the fame he’s gathered during his stint in Dana White‘s promotion, ‘Gamebred’ was also famous for getting into brawls outside of the Octagon. He constantly made headlines due to his antics.

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From the scuffle with former friend-turned-bitter rival, Colby Covington, in Miami last year to his street fights in Kimbo Slice‘s backyard, Masvidal has a lot of stories regarding getting in brawls. However, in a recent interview with Ariel Helwani on ‘The MMA Hour’, he revealed yet another story that took place in China.

Jorge Masvidal once got into a fight in a public bathroom in China

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‘Gamebred’ once got into a brawl with three European individuals in China. He was in the men’s bathroom, minding his business and waiting in line to wash his hand. Masvidal said, “These guys are behind me and somebody picks up my chain with their fingers like that and turns to his friend and starts saying something in a language that I am not understanding,” said Jorge Masvidal.

However, ‘Gamebred’ didn’t want to escalate the situation any further and proceeded to calm things down. But the group of guys didn’t seem to follow through and grabbed the ex-UFC star’s chain. Masvidal added, “I turn around very politely and I go like, ‘Hey, relax bro…”

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‘Gamebred’ knocked out the three guys

After the group of individuals grabbed his chain, Masvidal noticed through the reflection in the mirror that they made a vulgar gesture toward him. He knew what would happen next as the ex-UFC star turned around. Masvidal said, “… the guy got in my face and then there’s like a sleeping bomb that went off again.”

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Jorge Masvidal did what he always does when he gets into these situations. He knocked all three of them out as they rushed towards him. ‘Gamebred’ only got physical when they got closer to him. He said, “[I knocked] the f*** out. Him and his two buddies, they rushed me. The one dude that got in my face, I told him to get back. He didn’t understand me, he got closer, boom! Down.” Moreover, he claimed that the assailants were drunk when they got in his face.

The former UFC star had to flee from the scene of the altercation

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Knocking out the European individuals was not the end of Masvidal’s problems. He went to wash his hands after knocking the guys out. But one of them claimed that the police were on the way because they had heard about someone getting beat up in the public bathroom. Masvidal didn’t want to take any chances and fled the scene.

This was due to the fact that it is hard for people to get bail in China once they get arrested. ‘Gamebred’ didn’t want any legal trouble in another country. He said, “In China, if you go to jail, you don’t see the judge, you don’t get bail for 10 days. So right or wrong, you’re going to be in there for 10 days if you do get arrested. I wasn’t going to take that chance, so I just took off.”

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It was certainly one of the most dangerous situations that Jorge Masvidal found himself in. However, he is not a stranger to getting into altercations. Who knows what would have happened if the authorities got hold of him?

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