Following yesterday’s report that a member of former fighter Jorge Masvidal father was arrested following a shooting at his Miami home.
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Masvidal was often involved in street fighting from a young age. There are videos on YouTube of his fights defeating Kimbo Slice’s protégé “Ray”.
Also he competed in wrestling at St. Brendan High School, but failed to stay eligible because of his grades. He then began training in karate and mixed martial arts.
He fought in the main event of the Absolute Fighting Championships XII event held on April 30, against current UFC competitor and The Ultimate Fighter 5 contestant Joe Lauzon. Masvidal won via technical knockout in the second round.
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Ex-Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Jorge Masvidal is in the headlines again, but not for something he caused.
According to an initial report from Fox Sports 640AM South Florida on Thursday afternoon, a shooting took place at Masvidal’s house earlier on Thursday. Per the report, and later confirmed by multiple outlets including TMZ, Masvidal’s father, Jorge Masvidal Sr., allegedly shot another person during an argument.
The Miami-Dade Police issued a statement to MMA Fighting, although it did not identify the parties.
The arrest affidavit obtained by TMZ stated that Masvidal’s father was at the house with a man named Luis Leoncini, and the latter told police on the scene that the 67-year-old Masvidal shot him.
“According to the victim,” the statement received by MMA Fighting wrote, “he was involved in an argument that escalated when the subject produced a firearm and shot him. The adult male victim was transported to the hospital in stable condition…The relationship between all the parties on the scene has not been confirmed, however, all parties know each other. The listed owner of the residence is Jorge Masvidal Jr. He was not present during the incident and did not have any involvement.”
At the incident’s conclusion, only Leoncini suffered injuries, having been shot in the upper body two times. Emergency response members were treating Leoncini when the Miami-Dade Police officers arrived on the scene.
Masvidal came home upon hearing the news, as he was not there during the shooting. Masvidal Sr. was booked by the Miami-Dade Police early Friday morning, according to the county arrest records.
He has been charged with attempted second degree murder with a deadly weapon. Police reportedly found a .38 caliber revolver in the kitchen, but did not confirm that it was involved in the shooting.
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Jorge Masvidal’s father was arrested late Thursday charged with attempted murder following a shooting at Masvidal’s Miami home.
Jorge Fernandez Masvidal, 67, was booked into jail early Friday in Miami-Dade (Fla.) County and charged with second-degree attempted murder with a deadly weapon. Police records show he posted $10,000 bond.
Masvidal is promoting his latest Gamebred Bareknuckle boxing venture Friday in South Florida with fellow former UFC fighter Roy Nelson atop the card.
He retired in April with a 35-17 MMA record that extends back to May 2003. Prior to his MMA debut, however, Masvidal carved out his spot in combat sports notoriety as a member of the backyard street fight competitors made famous by the late Kimbo Slice.