Criminal charges notwithstanding, Jorge Masvidal presents BMF belt to Florida governor Ron DeSantis

Jorge Masvidal is facing a world of legal issues thanks to the fact former roommate Colby Covington opted to press charges against the ‘BMF’ belt holder for a Miami steakhouse altercation.

Masvidal is facing criminal charges and is on the verge of going to prison but that didn’t stop Florida Governor Ron DeSantis from inviting him to his campaign event on Wednesday.

Masvidal seems very fond of conservative politicians, he campaigned for the 45th President of the US, Donald Trump. And in turn, Trump also supported Masvidal on more than one occasion. Masvidal also came out in support of DeSantis ahead of his governor’s re-election bid.

DeSantis, who is also a fan of the UFC and Jorge Masvidal decided to keep Masvidal as a chief guest at his campaign event on Wednesday in Miami despite Masvidal’s legal troubles. DeSantis also helped in the promotion of UFC 261 which was headlined by Masvidal and Kamaru Usman. He was also present at the promotional events prior to UFC 261 in Jacksonville Fl.

The 37 years old pleaded ‘not guilty’ to felony battery charges and is set to appear before a court on April 21 later this year.

If found guilty of the aggravated battery charge alone which is a second-degree felony, Masvidal could face up to 15 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.

Masvidal hasn’t been out of the spotlight lately despite the whole Covington fiasco. He has been making the news with hottakes. He recently shared his views on controversial transgender swimmer Lia Thomas and also praised UFC fighter Bryce Mitchell for his comments on the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.

Despite all of this, Masvidal is still looking to return to the UFC octagon later this year to end his 3-fight losing skid.

Will we ever see ‘Gamebred’ back in the Octagon again? Time will tell.