Jorge Masvidal Says He Will Not Host the 2nd Gamebred Fighting Championship Event on 9/11- Announces Postponement

Published 09/06/2021, 5:03 AM EDT


Jorge Masvidal started Gamebred Fighting Championship, a bare-knuckle fighting tournament earlier this year. Jorge’s aim is to find the next “Gamebred” through this tournament. The first event of the Gamebred Fighting Championship took place on June 18, 2021. The main event featured a matchup between Jason Knight and Charles Bennet, where the former picked up a submission win.

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The second event of the Gamebred Fighting Championship would have gone down on the ninth of September 2021 (9/11).

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Jorge Masvidal postpones the second event because of the ongoing Hurricane ‘Ida’. The hurricane has had devastating effects and also caused deaths and flash floods throughout states like Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, and more on the east coast of the country. The floods caused by the hurricane also shut down the subway transportation system in New York.

With good intentions, Jorge has postponed the Gamebred Fighting Champion event to October 1st. He knows that if he staged it on September 9th, he would occupy numerous hotel rooms for the staff and fighters. He believes that the people of Louisiana and Mississippi deserve more access to the hotel’s rooms, and he does not want to divert resources away from those who are in greater need because of the catastrophe.

When will Jorge Masvidal fight again?

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)

Recently Jorge Masvidal‘s manager Kawi said to MMA Junkie -“We’re looking for the fight that makes the most sense to get his way back to a title. All this, ‘Oh he ducked this guy and ducked that guy.’ Masvidal’s not ducking anyone. 

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Masvidal was at an all-time high prior to the Usman losses. He had defeated Darren Till, Ben Askren, and Diaz in a row, and as a result, he was awarded the “BMF” championship in November 2019. However, according to the rankings, a fight against Vicente Luque or Stephen Thompson could be in the works.

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When it comes to a timetable for Masvidal’s return to the octagon, he tweeted in June 2021 that he hopes to return before the end of the year. Will we see Masvidal against either Luque or Thompson? Or will we see someone from the bottom try to shake things up with Gamebred?

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Khabib Nurmagomedov fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this newfound new aspect to help him get closer to the action. As he believes that there is something beautiful in the art of MMA, despite all the violence and chaos, Pranit, in his articles, hopes to capture the essence of the cognitive process behind the fighting, the fighters' mental discipline, and personality which stems from their roots and background.

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