‘Just Straight Violence’- Jorge Masvidal Hypes Up Fans Ahead of Gamebred Fighting Championship’s Inaugural Show

Published 06/18/2021, 12:59 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 02: Jorge Masvidal of the United States fights against Nate Diaz (not pictured) of the United States in the Welterweight “BMF” championship bout during UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden on November 02, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)


UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal is set to launch the first show of his bare-knuckle promotion, Gamebred Fighting Championship. The first event takes place in Biloxi, Mississippi, and fans are excited to see some violent showdowns.

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The card will be headlined by Charles Bennett and bare-knuckle veteran, Jason Knight. Brok Weaver will take on Cliff Wright in the co-main event slot.

Jorge Masvidal took to social media to promote the event that begins at 9 p.m ET with 7 fights on the card. Additionally, ‘Gamebred’ provided an interview to the media members in attendance and faced off the fighters. As always, the BMF promised full-blown violence to the fans, and based on the headliners, it’s highly likely that the event will deliver violence.

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Fans can expect the pay-per-view headliners to make their walk to the middle at around 10:30 P.M. ET. The live stream is available for $19.99 on the BK TV app.

Jorge Masvidal: Making moves

It seemed like a no-brainer when Jorge Masvidal put his hat in the ring and ventured out into fight promotion. He’s adopted a backyard-style bare-knuckle organization that harkens back to his days in Miami’s 305. Hence, this can be seen as him paying homage to his roots as it is well known that ‘Gamebred’ had his come up on Kimbo Slice’s backyard street fighting circuit in the early 2000s.

With Masvidal’s growing popularity, it was a matter of time before he entered new avenues away from cage fighting. He’s 36-years-old and has over 50 professional fights under his belt. With a significant amount of mileage on him, Jorge Masvidal is looking at the next phase of his life.

However, active competition remains his focus and priority as he’s looking to return to the UFC’s octagon in October. He’s coming off a violent KO defeat to Kamaru Usman and will be keen to bounce back to winning ways.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL – APRIL 25: Kamaru Usman of Nigeria punches Jorge Masvidal of the United States during the Welterweight Title bout of UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 25, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)

His stock continues to be at an all-time high. However, another loss could jeopardize his movement forward. There are plenty of fights out there for Masvidal and he largely has free rein to decide his next opponent.

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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